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Whether you have joint pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Edge Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today:
If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, asserts the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by:
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• The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout
Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or its slick, cushioned surface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment.
• Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction
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ARTHRITIS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY
Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. Source:https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritiswhat- is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/ back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and- hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac- joint-pain
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Sweet & Sour Cauliflower
Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.
INGREDIENTS • 5-6 cups cauliflower florets
• 3 tbsp vegetable oil • 1/3 cup corn starch
Stretches Lower Back
• 3-4 cups steamed rice, for serving • thinly sliced green onions for garnish • 3/4 cup sugar • 2 tbsp soy sauce • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar (may sub white vinegar)
SINGLE KNEE TO CHEST STRETCH While lying on your back, hold your knee and gently pull it up towards your chest.
• 1/4 cup ketchup • 1 tbsp cornstarch • 2 tbsp cold water
• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1/2 tsp onion salt
INSTRUCTIONS Preheatoven to425degreesandgreaseabakingsheet.Combinecauliflowerandoil in a largeziplockbag.Sealandshake tocoatcauliflower in theoil.Open thebag,addcorn starch, seal bag, and toss to coat again. Transfer coated cauliflower to a greased pan. Bake for 15-20 min until cauliflower starts to brown on the bottoms. Switch oven to broil and cook on high for 3-4 minutes just until tops start to brown. While cauliflower is cooking, prepare the sauce by adding sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic powder, onion salt, and ketchup in a medium sauce pan. Stir and bring to a boil. Whisk together the corn starch and cold water in a small bowl until dissolved. Add to sauce pan and stir until thickened, then reduce to lowheat.Combine roastedcauliflowerandsauce.Serve with steamed rice and top with sliced green onions. https://www.lecremedelacrumb.com/baked-sweet-sour-cauliflower/
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Patient Success Spotlight
AtEdgePhysicalTherapy,youwill receivehands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to get Edge Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program
“It is amazing the results they have achieved!” “In the past year, we have had three in-home PhysicalTherapists and Edge is by far exceptional. They are helping my husband try to walk again where others had not even tried. It is amazing the results they have achieved in just a few short visits. I would highly recommend this group. By far superior” - Susan R.
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