HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
MANAGING YOUR SHOULDER, ELBOW&WRIST PAIN ENJOY LIFE’S SPECIAL MOMENTS WITHOUT FEAR OF PAIN
It’s time to say goodbye to elbow, wrist and shoulder pain once and for all. Identifying the cause of your pain and taking steps to combat ill habits that may be contributing to your discomfort can have a significant impact on your quality of life. (continued inside)
• Managing Your Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain • Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain
• Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight
HEALTH & WELLNESS The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
MANAGING YOUR SHOULDER, ELBOW & WRIST PAIN ENJOY LIFE’S SPECIAL MOMENTS WITHOUT FEAR OF PAIN
INSIDE : • Treating Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain • Relieve Shoulder Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Discover How To Live Pain Free
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Wave goodbye to pain in your hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders with targeted techniques from your experienced physical therapists. What is Causing the Pain? Think about the tasks that make up the majority of your day-to-day life. It is often said that life in the 21st century is way easier on the body than life during any other time in human history — and it’s true that there is a fair amount of evidence to support this idea. Rather than spending all of your days working in a factory or on a farm, the vast majority of Americans work indoors, often at a computer for a predetermined number of hours week after week. But this new lifestyle isn’t exactly harmless for the body, either. There are plenty of ways in which the common tasks of 21st-century life put the body under a great deal of stress. Sedentary lifestyles frequently contribute to weight gain, which increases your risk for a long list of obesity- related diseases.This puts additional stress on your body, which could result in pain in crucial joints like your shoulders, elbows and yes, even your wrists. But even aside from that, there are a lot of potential issues that your body can face as a result of sedentary behavior in the workplace — including shoulder, elbow and wrist pain. Elbow, wrist and shoulder injuries are especially common as a result of workplace injury and overuse. While it is sometimes possible to take action to prevent an injury from developing, it is especially important to be able to recognize when an injury develops and to understand ways that you
can combat that injury by identifying what may have caused the pain to develop in the first place. Common issues that can lead to shoulder, wrist and elbow pain include: • Issues with poor posture • Carpal tunnel syndrome, which can develop from overuse of the wrist and regular, repetitive motions, such as typing • Heavy lifting • Athletic injuries • Muscle sprain and strains • Dislocation or hyperextension of the joints Oneof thebiggestconcerns regardingpain in thewrist,elbowandshoulder is that it is difficult to impossible to actually allow these parts of the body time to rest. Every movement and action requires these body parts — and when the pain develops in both arms, as it often does, treating the pain becomes even more complicated. It is impossible to care for your basic needs without involving your shoulder or wrist, let alone get through a day at the office. This iswhysomany issuesregardingpain in thewrists,elbowsandshoulders typically becomechronic. Since it is difficult to allow thesebody parts time to properly rest, theycontinuebeingoverusedand thepaincanactuallyworsen.
Treating Shoulder, Elbow andWrist Pain
Addressing the pain early on is the best way to prevent an issue from becoming chronic. Turning to medication and braces for pain management is not a long-term solution and will only push off the inevitable truth — that you need to find a solution for the problem that is causing you pain. Physical therapy is the ideal tool for support in this regard. Working with a physical therapist will provide you with an opportunity to understand what movements may be causing further discomfort, and can help you to strengthen the surrounding muscles while improving range of motion, which together will likely alleviate some of the pain associated with your injury. Don’t assume that pain in your elbows, wrists or shoulders will go away on its own. It is more common for the pain to worsen, and compensating for the pain by overusing the opposite arm can cause further injury to develop. For support with learning how to manage the pain, and to learn exercises and techniques that can help you overcome the injury and restore proper strength and functionality to your shoulders, wrists and elbows, contact your physical therapist. If you are suffering with shoulder, elbow, or wrist pain, call us today to learn more about how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free life!
Relieve Shoulder Pain InMinutes Trythis movement ifyou are experiencing shoulderpain.
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies
• 3 tbsp maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats • 1/2 cup oat flour ground • 1/2 cup almond meal • 1/2 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/8 tsp salt • 2 tsp Vietnamese 5% Oil • Cinnamon • 1/4 tsp Frontier allspice • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips • 1/2 cup dried cranberries & cherries
POSTERIOR SHOULDER STRETCH Sit or stand with good posture. Reach across your chest. Use your other arm to pull a little bit further. Repeat 7 times on both sides.
• 1 ripe banana mashed • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree • 2 large eggs • 1/2 cup peanut butter • 3 tbsp coconut oil melted • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside. In a mixing bowl stir together mashed banana, pumpkin, eggs, peanut butter, coconut oil, vanilla and maple syrup until well combined. Add in oats, oat flour, almond meal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, allspice, chocolate chips and dried fruit; stir to combine. Refrigerate for 5 minutes to harden. Drop cookies by spoonfuls on prepared baking sheet. They won’t expand much, so feel free to press them down, slightly, and make them as uniform as possible to ensure even baking. Bake for about 12 minutes until lightly browned.
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Patient Success Spotlight
Get To KnowRestore Physical Therapy
We believe in individualized attention for each patient with a licensed physical therapist. Our philosophy is that each patient receives manual therapy to assist in their rehabilitation. We believe that each patient should receive specific and directed therapeutic exercise which is relevant to their needs. We are committed to functional retraining of each patient in their work, sport, or daily activity to decrease risk of re-injury and improve function. We understand the importance of a partnership between the patient, the referring physician and the staff at Restore Physical Therapy. We focus on evidence-based practice founded on scientifically researched methods.
“I have been in and out of PT for ten years. First as a result of knee surgery. Later, for balance and walking. I have neuropathy, which has strongly affected my balance. I had about given up on getting any benefit from physical therapy when a neighbor suggested I try Restore. The first day was very enlightening, besides the normal tests, Dave explained why I was having problems and what the program could (and could not) accomplish. I then started three days a week and was pleased to find I wasn’t just left to do some exercises, but had someone with me who was knowledgeable and was passionate about improving my health and still made it fun. I can’t say miracles happened and I can walk unaided, but I am stronger, and, most importantly, my faith in physical therapy is restored. I am continuing the exercise program at home. Thank you guys.” - Richard N. “I am stronger, and, most importantly, my faith in physical therapy is restored.”
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