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Have you ever thought about how amazing our ability to walk is? It is a complex system of muscles, nerves, and joints working together in harmony to lift you up. But what if you experience pain while walking? If you experience hip, knee, or leg pain, it could mean that the complex system of your gait has been effected in some way or another. For more information regarding how our treatments can help you, give us a call today! WHAT CAUSES KNEE AND HIP PAIN? Knee and hip pain occur when the joints and muscles surrounding those areas lack their normal function. If the joint isn’t functioning properly, it can alter one’s mobility, which will increase pressure on the area. This can cause the area to become inflamed, thus resulting in pain. If you are experiencing hip pain, it is likely that there is a problem with your hip joint. When this happens, you will experience pain inside of your hip, or in your groin area. If you are experiencing pain outside of your hip, in your upper thigh, or buttock region, then it is likely that there is a problem with the muscles, tendons, ligaments, or soft tissues surrounding the hip joint. Regardless of where the pain is stemming from, hip pain is typically caused by injury or strain to the joint or surrounding regions; however, the pain can also be due to an underlying disease, such as arthritis.

If you are experiencing knee pain, there is a good chance the pain is rooted in your kneecap or patella. Every time you bend your knee, your kneecap needs enough space to move up and down between your femur bone and the bend of your knee. Unfortunately, if this area becomes inflamed, then the tissues surrounding the kneecap will become tighter, and the kneecap will not have as much space to move. It will try to squeeze through the inflamed padding, causing pain in the knee, and causing the padding to grow thicker and more irritated. When this happens, the joint fluid inside your knee will begin to dry out, resulting in more friction and pain. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY HELPS When relieving knee and hip pain, it is important to make sure that normal motion is restored. Our physical therapists at FYZICAL Therapy are trained in evaluating your movement to determine the root of your problem, in addition to creating a treatment regimen specific to your pain, and restoring you to your normal mobility and strength. We have years of success in helping patients with their physical needs, eliminating their need for harmful drugs, expensive testing, or harsh surgeries. Our goal is to help you move and walk as comfortably as possible. Schedule a consultation with one of our physical therapists today and get back on track to a pain-free life!

Call & schedule your appointment today! Bristol 860.585.5800 • Southington 203.272.8490 • Wallingford 203.741.9948

Make DIY Ice Packs For Joint Pain

If you’re suffering from joint pain after physical activity, there are multiple ways to provide quick pain relief. One easy method is the use of ice packs,–ones that you can even make yourself! Here are some simple options for DIY ice packs: 1. (3) parts water to (1) part rubbing alcohol. This combination is recommended by physical therapists, because it is cheap, it stays flexible, and it works perfectly. There is also minimal mess if there is a leak! Win/win. 2.Corn syrup – Yup. Plain old corn syrup. This one is nice because it stays the most soft and flexible compared to the rest; however, if it were to leak, you’d be left with a sticky mess. 3.Liquid dish soap – You guessed it, another one-ingredient ice pack! This one doesn’t stay quite as flexible as the rest, but at least the mess won’t be sticky in the event of a leak. 4. (2) parts liquid dish soap to (1) part rubbing alcohol. This is very similar to the one above but stays a bit more flexible. To minimize the risk of leaking after repeated uses, make sure to double bag your ice packs in sturdy freezer bags with a double-lock seal. If you have a vacuum bag sealer, this is the perfect use for it.

Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/causes/sym-20050684





STEP DOWN Stand on a step. Lower one foot slowly towards the ground. Keep your hips level! Step down and then off the step. Keep your knees aligned over your feet. Alwaysconsultyourphysical therapistorphysician beforestartingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.


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Call Today! Bristol 860.585.5800 • Southington 203.272.8490 • Wallingford 203.741.9948

Patient Success Spotlight “FYZICAL was the perfect place for me!” “Before I began therapy here, I needed to strengthen my right leg and hip. FYZICAL therapy and Balance centers was the perfect place for me to continue my therapy for my THR. My therapist was professional with her technique and always made me feel I had her complete attention while doing my exercises. I would recommend FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers for anyone who needs rehab services!” - H.B.

Winter Golf Instruction Service Spotlight

What is different about Winter Instruction? You aren’t trying to tune up for your next round of golf or next tournament. The instruction is geared toward learning and understanding CHANGE. Access to ball flight characteristics through Sky Trak is a valuable tool that helps you see the numbers, understand them and apply instruction to make a change. Lessons given my Assistant Golf Pro – Jay Mezei (Wallingford Location).

Some popular reasons why people take Winter Golf Lessons:

• May – Sept dedicated to playing golf, not taking lessons • Learning real distances of clubs in the bag (bag mapping) • Weekly/monthly lessons to stay fresh for the Spring

• Tune up for a golf vacation • Complete swing overhaul • Learning to hit a draw or fade • Prepare for high school/college golf season • Taking up golf for the first time • Addressing a swing flaw that has hindered you for years



1. Call and consult with a physical therapist to discuss your pain and symptoms.

MICHAEL J. COOK Registered Massage Therapist

Michael combines the best aspects of Massage, Acupuncture and Athletic Therapy to provide a safe but aggressive and effective, individualized rehabilitation programs ensuring the patient reaches their optimal goals quickly and economically.

2. Your physical therapist may suggest exercises or precautionary measures to relieve or avoid pain.

3. If further assessment is needed to find the cause of your pain, your therapist can schedule an appointment with you.

Did you know that you are not required to see your primary physician before seeing a physical therapist? We are now able to evaluate you, determine if you need physical therapy, and implement a treatment program… ALL without a referral!

SKY TRAK GOLF SIMULATOR TEE TIMES AVAILABLE! Play 18 holes on one of 27 Championship Courses! Call 203-741-9948 to book a time!

Schedule your consultation with FYZICAL Therapy today by visiting FYZICALCT.com for information!

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