HandsOn: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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INSIDE : • What Are The Symptoms? • Joint Mobilization

• Patient Success Spotlight • Relieve Pain In Minutes

• Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains • Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

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. 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. Hands-On Physical Therapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: • Arthritis

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flowmay cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe.

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Joint Mobilization

Sometimes, a joint can become irritated, swollen, or misaligned as a result of injury, stress, poor posture, repetitive movement, or even as a result of age-related wear and tear. When this happens, the joint may not move correctly and become stiff and painful. This can lead to muscle weakness or even impingement and damage to nearby nerves. Specificconditionswhichourphysicaltherapyteamsuccessfullymanage with joint mobilizations include:

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 deeperproblems.Adecreased rangeofmotioncanalsobeasignofdeeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivitycancontribute to immobility—and laterpain. Ifyou’re limping, lurchingorareexperiencingbadbalance,contactaphysician.While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. How Physical Therapy Can Help In many cases, physical therapy 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. Agoodphysical therapyprogramcanassistwithpost-operation treatment, too. Ifyou’veundergonetreatmentforosteoporosis,dislocationorafracture, 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, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here tohelp,andwehaveyearsofexperiencebackingevery therapyoption. 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 WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

• Arthritis • Rotator cuff tears and sprains • Adhesive capsulitis • Medial or lateral epicondylitis

• Ankle sprains • Sciatica • Facet joint locking • Whiplash

Joint issues are often the hidden underlying factors driving other types of injuries and ailments including muscle strains, ligament damage, and bursitis,so this iswhywestronglyencourageyou toconsultwithaphysical therapist with any type of acute or chronic dysfunction. Your joints could be contributing to your pain without you even realizing it! Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain. KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 5 times. Stretches Tight Muscles

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Patient Success Spotlight

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“The staff treat us so well!” “I fell during the last snowstorm and hurt my tailbone. The doctors said to rest and get some physical therapy. My son in law goes for therapy to Hands-On and I started going with him. A week later, my next door neighbor hurt her elbow and now all three of us drive together to Hands-On three times a week. The therapists and all the staff treat us so well and we feel as if we are at home. They have now become like friends to us. Thank you all for the great help!” -Jenny S.

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Dr. Konstantine Rizopoulos is a leading expert and specialist in myofascial pain. He has almost thirty years of experience working in this particular field. He also has extensive experience with neuro mobilization, muscle energy technique approaches, and trigger point therapies. Dr. Rizopoulos is a Registered Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Sonographer and is one of less than 30 physical therapists in the United States who have this license. He received his undergrad degree fromAthens, Greece and has since completed his Doctorate as well as extensive courses in manual therapy. Dr. Rizopoulos is a member of the American Back Society, the Hellenic Medical Society, and the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He attends conferences and gives lectures internationally. He has also published a variety of studies and is currently a contributing editor for the Indian Journal of Physical Therapy. Along with Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, Dr. Rizopoulos is a co-founder of Hands-On Seminars. This is an extensive group of companies that span the areas of physical therapy, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation, and education. Hands-On Seminars was started in 1992 and together they have treated over 100,000 patients and trained over 30,000 physical therapists to be certified. Dr. Rizopoulos also coauthored the book “Trigger Point & MyoFascial Therapy” which has been on the best sellers list for 3 consecutive years. When not working to treat patients and train physical therapists, Dr. Rizopoulos is spending time with his family. He is an amazing husband, father, and dog lover.

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