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REL I EV ING YOUR H I P, KNEE , AND LEG PA IN
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.
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RELIEVING YOUR HIP, KNEE, AND LEG PAIN (Continued from outside) 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: • How Physiotherapy Can Help You • Exercise Essentials INSIDE:
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While some causes aremore severe than others, a physiotherapist can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood 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 physiotherapist. While some hip, knee, and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue.
· Arthritis · Dislocation · Hip fracture · Sprains and strains
· Tendonitis · Pinched nerves · Osteoporosis · Cancer
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HOW PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN HELP YOU!
In many cases, physiotherapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physiotherapy 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, physiotherapy 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- 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
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H I P H I K E S
While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position.
Always consult your physiotherapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
HEALTHY RE C I PE
• Massage Therapy • Physiotherapy • Chiropractor • Acupuncture • Additional Services • AND MORE!
H I P & KNE E PA I N
T URK E Y APP L E CH E DDAR SANDWI CH
INGREDIENTS • 2 slices whole- wheat sandwich bread
INSTRUCTIONS It only takes 5 minutes to make this healthy sandwich with whole-wheat bread and the classic combination of Cheddar cheese and apples that your kids will love. Spread mayonnaise on both slices of bread. Top with turkey, Cheddar and apple.
• 2 oz low-sodium deli turkey
Hip joint pain and knee pain can seriously interfere with your life, especially if you are dealing with both. Whichever may be paining you, physiotherapy can help get to the root of your problem safely and comfortably, without the need for harmful drugs or surgery.
• 1 oz sliced Cheddar cheese
• 1 tbsp mayonnaise
• 4 to 6 thin apple slices
“I really can’t say enough good things about Raynen Therapies – between Soni and Javin (my two physiotherapists) I’ve gone from barely able to move with a walker to walking without a cane in just a few months. The whole family is always greeted with a smile, and it’s always a blast when we visit.” - Alisha A. PAT I E N T S U C C E S S S P OT L I GH T
Our team has extensive experience and training in treating a variety of different conditions. PERSONALIZED TREATMENT PLAN IS THE FIRST STEP TO YOUR RECOVERY Our first goal is to reduce the symptoms you’re feeling right now as quickly as possible. We assess and develop a personalized treatment program through means including, but not limited to, advanced exercise prescriptions, manual therapy, and various modalities.
STAFF SPOTL IGHT Yadi Gopalasingam , Resident Physiotherapist
Yadi’s journey to become a Physiotherapist started at the University of Waterloo where he completed a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Kinesiology, while also obtaining a Psychology minor. He then attended Western University where he completed the Masters of Physical Therapy program, graduating in August, 2019. Yadi is currently registered with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario and is a member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Yadi has also completed his Level 1 Diploma of Manual Therapy with the Orthopaedic Division and plans to further his education by taking courses in acupuncture and dry needling.
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