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5 Surprising Symptoms Of Arthritis Hello, Innovative Newsletter

Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one or more of your joints of your body after physical work or exercise? It is possible, that you may be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the American Ar thritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting the vast majority of the population as they age. There are many reasons why people get OA, but the main one is that as we all live longer, wear and tear on the cartilage in our joints occurs, causing inflammation and pain after activity.

Cheryl Howard PT, DPT, Cert. MDT Ownerr

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“A Healthy Lifestyle Should Be Painless!” 5 SURPRISING SYMPTOMS OF ARTHRITIS


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Causes of Osteoarthritis While theexactmechanismsofhowOAstartsarenotknown,a lifestyleof inactivity,poordiet,weakness inanarea, injury, or disease can accelerate OA in people, even in young adults. Your cartilage is a shock absorber for your joints and depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness around a joint can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage causing it to wear down faster. 5 Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Whatmostpeoplearenotawareof isthatarthritis inthespine,knees,hips,andfingersarethemostcommonareas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as: 1. Pain in a joint. 2. Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints. 3. Stiffness after periods of sitting or inactivity. This is especially noted when getting up in the morning. 4. Flare-ups of pain and inflammation after using the arthritic joint. 5. Crunching feeling or sounds of bone rubbing on bone (called crepitus) when moving the joint.


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Many people think that once they have arthritis nothing can be done about it except take anti-inflammatorymedications,supplements,and inworstcasescenariopreparefora joint replacementsurgery.However,whatmostpeopledon’tknow is thatphysical therapy isoneof the mosteffectivetreatmentsforOAandcanhelprelievesymptomssignificantly.Whetheryouhavebeensuffering for a short or long time, a lot can be done to help joint alignment, stability, and pain. Physical therapy focuses on the body’s ability to engage in movement. Movement can be anything from getting in and out of chairs to climbing stairs, walking in your neighborhood, playing a sport or doing recreational activities. Goals of physical therapy in arthritis include improving the mobility and restoring the use of affected joints, increasing strength to support the joints, and maintaining fitness and the ability to perform daily activities. Our physical therapy focuses on addressing your individual problem, improving normal mobility, and strengthening the muscles around the joint. Different treatments are performed to relieve pain, swelling, and restore muscle balance around the affected joint. We then teach you valuable techniques on how to maintain your joint health so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. Therefore, you can have a life with less pain and more movement. Call us today to find out how!

Patient Spotlights:

“I would recommend them to anyone” “I am very pleased with both care and results I received at Innovative Physical Therapy. The staff here are very caring and patient. I would recommend them to anyone in need of therapy.” - Elizabeth H. Print sudoku

“I can do everyday duties without pain. ”

“They did a great job!” “…They did a great job of showing me the right kind of exercises to do with hip pain. I will highly recommend them to anyone that needs therapy. They are wonderful. Thank you very much!” - Mary B.

“It has been very successful for me being here - I can do everyday duties without pain. All the staff here were awesome.” - Penny B.


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Easy Chili Recipe

Exercise To Help With Pain:

Ingredients • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef • 1 onion, chopped • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, minced • 2 (16-ounce)cans redkidneybeans, rinsed and drained • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes • 2 to 3 tablespoons chili powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon pepper • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee and your toes pointed upward. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.

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Cook first 4 ingredients in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring until beef crumbles, and is no longer pink; drain. Place mixture in 5-quart slow cooker; stir in beans and remaining ingredients. Cook at HIGH 3 to 4 hours or at LOW 5 to 6 hours. Step 2 Notes: If you want to thicken this saucy chili, stir in finely crushed saltine crackers until the desired thickness is achieved.

Breast Cancer Awareness Team ‘Gait Expectations’ fundraising & walking in Making Strides of North Country, Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Alex T Duffy Fairgrounds, Watertown, NY.

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Senator Patty Ritchie’s 2017 Senior Health and Wellness Fair NYS Senator Patty Ritchie’s 2017 Senior Health &Wellness Fair, Friday, October 6, 2017 was a success! Thank you, Jefferson County, for inviting us to participate once again as your Health Experts. Senator Ritchie remarked on Robert Howard as certainly THE youngest attendee. Robert volunteered on his day off from school to help with our balance screening station. ritchie/ritchie-announces-2017-senior-health-and-wellness-fairs

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