Oakland PT_Relieving Low Back Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain

NEWSLETTER Frank Kava DPT • Kristie Kava DScPT ARTHRITIS PAIN r elieviNg p aiN i N Y our l ow B ack , H ip & k Nee



Y our N ext S tep t o t reat ARTHRITIS PAIN Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis(OA) isthemostcommonconditionofthe joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. WithOA, there isabreakdown in thecartilagecovering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other.

Testsweredone tomeasurehowwell thepeoplewere doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results werevery impressivewith thepatientswhohadhands- on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By8weeks,patientswereabletowalkfurtherandfaster withmuch less,orcompletelyresolvedpain.Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Oakland Physical Therapy to learn more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000 vol.132no.3173-181.GailD. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

• 6 Tips ToHelp Your Arthritis Pain • Patient Success Spotlight • Upcoming Workshops • Healthy Recipe INSIDE:

The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly.The ligamentsand tendonsaround the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint becomeweak.This leads toevenmorepainful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis.OurexperttherapistsatOaklandPhysical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients sufferingfromosteoarthritisandworktoobtainoptimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswere assigned to receive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help theirpainwithout themknowing (placebogroup).

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When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis,whilegainingmoremobilityand function.Peopleoftenexperience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. 2. Education and self-management When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 3. Weight loss Maintaining your recommended weight or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 4. Footwear and insoles If arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain and improve walking. 5. Knee braces For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can Lemon Rosemary Salmon INGREDIENTS

reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 6. Heat and cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Oakland Physical Therapy specialists. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain from arthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

• 1 lemon, thinly sliced • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary • 2 salmon fillets

• Salt to taste • 1 tablespoon olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange half the lemon slices in a single layer in a baking dish. Layer with 2 sprigs rosemary, and top with salmon fillets. Sprinkle salmon with salt, layer with remaining rosemary sprigs, and top with remaining lemon slices. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easily flaked with a fork.

If you, or a loved one, has pain, join us in a complimentary informative workshop on common causes, treatments, and prevention of your pain. COMPLIMENTARY WORKSHOPS

Patient Success Spotlight

“Improved the quality of my life!”

Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain. Relieve Pain In Minutes HAMSTRING STRETCH Lie on floor in a doorway. Rest your leg against wall. Scoot through the doorway until you feel a stretch up the back of your thigh. “I have been in and out of this incredible facility for neck, back, knee and ankle rehab since 2008. Linda Erickson is so in touch with each individual patient. She’s improved the quality of my life, challenging me to bounce back from each and every issue.The whole staff provides the best in treatment and care. God Bless good physical therapists! They are a life changer!” -Mary R.

Back Pain and Sciatica Workshop Saturday, January 20 Saturday, February 17 10am Call (248) 380-3550 or email us at: mail@oaklandphysicaltherapy.com

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