Fultz PT. Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

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Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

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Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are large joints that support your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Pain can occur from arthritis, injury, or age. If you’re experiencing hip, knee, or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip,knee,and legpainaresurprisinglycommon,sothesource can arise from various issues. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Fultz Physical Therapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee, and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:

it is important to maintain good strength in supporting musculature.

What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by an array of symptoms, several come to mind. Aching, stiffness, and a decreased range-of- motion around the hip, groin, back, or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems within your joints. Sometimes, inactivity and overactivity can lead to instances of pain. If you’re limping, lurching, or are experiencing bad balance, contact us to schedule a consult. While some hip, knee, and leg pains go away quickly, those lasting longer than severaldaysmaybehintingatadeeper issue. Ifyouarehaving trouble completing recreational activities or activities around the home, let us know if we can help.

• Tendonitis • Pinched Nerves • Osteoporosis

• Arthritis • Overused Muscles • Muscle Weakness • Sprains and Strains

Sources https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and- hip-pain

While some causes are more severe than others, a physical therapist can identify your cause of pain. As the body ages, joints have less cushion as cartilage may wear down, so

How Physical Therapy Can Help

In most cases, physical therapy can help patients improve their pain and function related to pain in the lower extremities. In general terms, the hip and ankle joints need to be mobile, while the knee joint needs to be stable– Therefore, a proper plan-of-care can greatly improve flexibility, strength, and overall function. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone surgery or intervention for a joint replacement, dislocation or a fracture, our therapists can help you reclaim full mobility and strength to help reach your goals. 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.

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Exercise Essentials

Our New Location Is Coming!

FULTZ PHYSICAL THERAPY& JOINT REHAB

9462 Ellerbe Rd, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71106 (at Camp Forbing Town Center)

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Our new location is anticipated to open this March! Visit our website at fultzpt.com for more information!

Are You Ready For Golf Season? Golf Assessment Program Coming This Spring! Golf weather in Northwest Louisiana is fast approaching! You’ve been working on tips and techniques all winter long, but have you worked on improving one of the most important aspects of your golf game - your body? If you have suffered from pain or stiffness during golf in the past, come see us for a Golf Movement Assessment through the Titleist Performance Institute . This will help us design a fitness or stretching program tailored to your needs so you can play better golf!

Did You Know?

Receive Physical Therapy

Without the Prescription!

You don’t need a prescription for physical therapy! Whether it’s a sports injury, chronic condition, or a simple check-up, you can take advantage of physical therapy

without a doctor’s referral. Find effective relief from:

• Pre/Post Surgical Rehab • Sports Injuries

• Knee Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Dizziness & Vertigo • Post Fracture • Arthritis • Chronic Pain

• Low Back Pain • Scoliosis • Neck Pain • Shoulder Pain • Sciatica • Herniated Discs

• Headaches • And More!

Taking care of yourself means taking charge of your healthcare, so remember that regardless of which physician you see, you have a choice when it comes to physical therapy. Call Fultz Physical Therapy at 318.489.4298 for a consultation.

Meet The Team Staff Spotlight

Erica Palmer , LMT, PT Tech

Erica is a Physical Therapy Tech at our North Shreveport / Blanchard location and is a student aspiring to be a Physical Therapist Assistant. She graduated from massage therapy school and became a licensed LMT shortly after earning her degree. She is currently enrolled in undergraduate classes at Bossier Parish Community College to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. Erica is very involved in healthy living and fitness. In her spare time, Erica enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and dog. She also enjoys playing sports, running 5k’s, being outdoors and around friends, and going to church.

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