Kewanee PT. Arthritis Pain Relief

Health &Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Start Your New Year With Arthritis Pain Relief!

How Can Physical Therapy Help? • Seasonal Recipe Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes


Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Start Your New Year With Arthritis Pain Relief!

As we all age, our bodies experience a certain “wear and tear” on cartilage and joints.Thiscancause inflammationandpain,knownasarthritis.According to the AmericanArthritisFoundation,Osteoarthritis isthemostcommonformofarthritis, making itself apparent in people as they age. It can certainly take a toll on one’s body, resulting in achy or painful joints after exercise, after a long day on one’s feet,orevenafterprolongedperiodsof inactivity, thuscausing joints toconstrict. The most common areas of Osteoarthritis are found in the fingers, hips, knees, and spine. These are all joints that we use excessively, even in our daily lives. Just think - by the time you lift yourself out of bed, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and prepare to begin your day, you’ve already used these joints a multitude of times. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that pain can occur in them over time. If you believe you may be experiencing Osteoarthritis, give one of our physical therapists a call today to discuss pain relief. WHAT CAUSES OSTEOARTHRITIS? While it is true that Osteoarthritis is most common in older folks, that is not alwaysnecessarily thecase. It ispossible thatOsteoarthritiscanpresent itself in

younger adults, especially if they are prone to weak joints, poor dieting, or if they aren’t very active. Your cartilage works hard to protect your joints by absorbing the natural shocks that your body experiences on a daily basis.Therefore, much of your likelihood regarding Osteoarthritis is dependent upon the physical and nutritional lifestyles you partake in. Joint alignment can alter and the muscles around a joint can weaken over time, causing the cartilage to shift or thin. As cartilage wears down, Osteoarthritis becomes much more common. As Osteoarthritis progresses, more symptoms can arise. The most common symptoms are: • Joint pain. • Swellingor tenderness inoraround the joint(s). • Inflammation or flare-ups of pain in the joint(s) after use.

• Crepitus, also referred to as a “crackingorcrunching”feelingwhen moving the joint(s), or the sound of bone rubbing on bone.

• Feeling stiff after sitting or laying down forprolongedperiodsof time, especially when getting up in the morning.

Schedule Your Appointment Today! Kewanee: 309.852-2200 Galva: 309.932.8100 Stark County: 309.695.4010.


According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 in 5 adults are diagnosedwitharthritisannually.Physicalandoccupational therapyare themost common treatments for Osteoarthritis, usually helping with the relief of joint pain in just a few sessions. If you have arthritis, don’t fret - there is hope! While anti-inflammatoryandpainmedicationswillhelp for the timebeing, theyarevery much a short-term solution. Physical therapy can help in actually strengthening your joints and muscles once again, allowing for a much healthier and long-term pain relief solution. Occupational therapy will also help in learning to use your joints in new ways once again, allowing for the highest quality of life despite the severity of your arthritis. Our physical therapists are trained to help you with joint alignment, stability, muscle regeneration, and most importantly, pain relief. They are dedicated to helping you get back to your normal levels of mobility. Don’t settle for a life of aches and pains - physical therapy can get you back on your feet and doing the activities you used to love! If you are suffering from Osteoarthritis, give us a call today - we can get you back to living your best, most pain-free life.

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Orange Cranberry Bread S E A S ON A L R E C I P E INGREDIENTS • 2 cups white whole wheat flour • 1/2 cup sugar

• 1 cup cranberries • 1 tsp orange zest • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted • 3/4 cup orange juice • 1 egg

• 1 tsp baking powder • 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a separate medium-sized bowl, add coconut oil, fresh orange juice, and an egg. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients. Stir to combine everything together. Scrape the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

KEWANEE (309) 852-2200

GALVA (309) 932-8100

STARK COUNTY (309) 695-4010




At Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to call Kewanee Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists if: • You are tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident • You have been injured on the job • You want to prevent injury

Did you know we offer free ebooks?

1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

As a current or past patient, you have access to this valuable information, at your fingertips. Start feeling better today in the privacy of your home. Visit our website , to download your copy today!


Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve arthritis pain

Fun & Games Sudoku • Level Hard

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing. KNEE EXTENSION While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 3 times.

Fill in empty squares using digits from 1 to 9. Each digit must be found once and only once per line, per column and per region.

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