HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body E X C E L L C A R E P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y
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• Find Relief From Hip, Knee, & Leg Pain • How Physical Therapy Can Help
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HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
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Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: · Arthritis LIVE LIFE PAIN-FREE FIND RELIEF FROM HIP, KNEE, & LEG PAIN EXCELLCARE P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y
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While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down,reducing the“buffer”betweenbones. Insomecases, limitedblood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those last-ing longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.
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HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP
In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. Indoingso, theycanstretch, flexandstrengthen themuscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. Sources: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when- to-see-doctor/sym-20050684https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/ hip-pain-and-your-body.aspxhttps://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees- and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain
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Healthy Recipe: Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Sriracha Slaw
Relieves Knee Pain KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH
While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each side.
INGREDIENTS • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil • 3 tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro • Juice of 3 limes, divided • kosher salt • Freshly ground black pepper
• 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined • 1/4 head red cabbage, shredded • 1/4 c. mayonnaise • 1 tbsp. sriracha • 4 medium tortillas
DIRECTIONS In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cilantro, and 1/3 of the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add shrimp to a baking dish and pour over mixture. Toss until completely coated and let marinate 20 minutes. Meanwhile, make slaw: In a large bowl, toss cabbage with mayo, remaining lime juice and sriracha. Season with salt. Heat grill to high. Skewer shrimp and grill until charred, 3 minutes per side. Grill tortillas until charred, 1 minute per side. Serve shrimp in tortillas with slaw.
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Ankle Sprains and Physical Therapy
SHOE WEAR Wearing a good, supportive shoe is always best practice when walking and participating in sports. However, there is very little research to support high top shoes preventing ankle sprains. The best way to prevent ankle sprains is not what you put on your foot, but to strengthen the muscles around the ankle and hip.
ABOUT ANKLE SPRAINS Ankle injuries are the most common sports injury. It typically involves excessive inversion, or turning in, of the ankle. When this happens, the outer ligaments are stretched too much. WHAT CAUSES ANKLE SPRAINS? Did you know that hip weakness could cause repetitive ankle sprains? The largest hip stabilizer muscle, the Gluteus Medius, ensures proper positioning for the leg down
WHAT CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY DO? Here at Excellcare, we can evaluate your hip muscle strength, and identify what is weak. Then, we will make a tailored treatment plan in order to strengthen the weak muscles, which will support proper leg positioning.
to the foot. When this muscle is weak, the leg loses proper positioning, and the ankle can invert more easily. Thus, many of the repetitive ankle sprains we see are due to the Gluteus Medius not firing the way it should during sporting activities.
Also, there must be a focus on proprioceptive training so that balance is improved. General balance exercises are important, such as balancing on one leg on an uneven surface, but we also make sure that we devise balance exercises that simulate typical function for each patient. The specialized one on one care at Excellcare allows for us to get you back to your sports and job quicker. Typically, the sooner a patient can begin physical therapy, the faster the recovery.
ANKLE SPRAINS AND BALANCE The tendons of the ankle contain proprioceptors, which are neurons that sense movement and help to maintain and correct balance. Since ligaments, tendons, and the joint capsule may be affected after an ankle sprain, this injury can affect balance.
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“Excellcare Western was recommended to me by my physician as an excellent facility and after attending several therapy sessions there I couldn’t agree more. The staff is always friendly and highly competent. The patient’s condition is thoroughly treated and monitored continuously so progress can be tracked. The therapy worked wonders for my back problem, and helped me recover very quickly. I would give this facility my highest rating and assure everyone that if you go there you will not be disappointed.” -M.B. “The therapyworkedwonders for my back problem, and helped me recover very quickly.”
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