Don't Suffer With Hip, Knee Or Leg Pain

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

“Discover HowTo Complete Simple Tasks Without Pain! ” Don’t Suffer With Hip, Knee Or Leg Pain

Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints.

Inside: • Don’t Suffer With Hip, Knee Or Leg Pain • Discussing Why Treating Joint Pain Is Important

Hello! I am Stephanie, Rehab Aide. Read more about me in my Staff Spotlight inside!

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

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

“Everyone Else Is Living Active Lives Without Pain. What Am I DoingWrong? ” Discussing Why Treating Joint Pain Is Important

When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, jointmovement,comparing thestrengthandmobilityof the joints.Acomprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!

Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!

Low Back Pain & Sciatica: How To Treat Without Medications, Injections Or Surgery Workshop

Upcoming Workshop For Back Pain Sufferers! We have an event coming up for an in-office workshop on Saturday, April 1st at 10AM at the Springbrook Square location. Patients can either email us at or call us at 630-637-9955 to register for the event. Breakfast, coffee and light refreshments will be served. It will be an interactive event that will demonstrate how to treat back pain and sciatica naturally.

1935 Springbrook Square Drive, Suite 105 Naperville, Illinois 60540 (630) 637-9955

Patients are encouraged to attend, and bring friends, family or someone who could use our help.

“Knee osteoarthritis? Surgery doesn’t have to be your only option. Getting physical therapy first helps 60-70% of knee osteoarthritis patients avoid surgery. ” - Katz JN, Brophy RH, Chaisson CE, et al. Surgery versus physical therapy for a meniscal tear and osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med. 2013

“Could Arthritis Be The Cause Of Your Joint Pain? ”

TREATING YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritisandotherconditions thataffect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate- intensityphysicalactivitycanactuallyprevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity.

If you are experiencing these symptoms call Activa Physical Therapy today!

Youcantakevariousstepstorelievepain,such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. Inaddition tophysical therapy,choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, researchshows thatevenmodestweight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes musclessurroundingaffected jointsproviding needed support.

Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs


Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.

INGREDIENTS • 4 teaspoons canola oil • 12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size strips • 1 small red sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips • 1 small green sweet pepper, cut into bite-size strips • 1 medium onion, chopped • 2 garlic, minced • 1 14 1/2 ounce can no-salt-added stewed tomatoes • 3/4 cup peas • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed • 1/2 teaspoon paprika • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper • 1/8-1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper • 1/8 teaspoon ground saffron/ground turmeric

Good For The Low Back

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Alternate sides and repeat 8 times.

DIRECTIONS In a large skillet heat half of the oil. Cook chicken strips in hot oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from skillet. Set aside. Add remaining half of the oil to the skillet. Add sweet pepper, onion, and garlic; cook and stir until peppers and onion are tender. Add undrained stewed tomatoes, frozen peas, oregano, paprika, salt, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and saffron or turmeric. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the brown rice, shrimp, and cooked chicken. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more or until heated through. Makes 4 servings (1-1/2 cups each).

• 2 cups cooked brown rice • 6 ounces peeled shrimp

Refer A Friend

Patient Success Spotlight

Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following:

I can go outside and take a walk!

“I came to see Dr. Samir after a foot surgery which required me to wear a boot for 4-6 weeks. Unfortunately, I was not referred until I was in so much pain that every step hurt. Dr. Samir was very knowledgeable and immediately recommended a treatment plan. Dr. Samir and his staff were very professional and welcoming. When they asked how I felt at each appointment I truly felt like they meant it. The environment has kind of a ‘family’ feel. I am still recovering at this pointbuthave made somuchprogress! I cangooutside and take a walk with my daughter and enjoy it once again. Today was the first day I was able to step back on a treadmill and jog for a few minutes and it felt great! Without Dr. Samir and his staff I would not be at this point. I owe them so much and thank them so much!” – Rachel E.

� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely

� Sit for long periods comfortably � Walk for long distances � Live an active and healthy lifestyle

If you know someone suffering with aches and pains give the gift of health. Refer them to Activa Physical Therapy today. Pass along this newsletter or have them call us directly to schedule an appointment.

• Have loved ones stopped listening to your complaints because they have heard it so many times before? • Does hip, knee or leg pain put a frown on your face? ATTENTION Pain Sufferers

Staff Spotlight

Stephanie Rehab Aide

Stephaniehasbeenarehabaideat Activa since Summer 2016. She recentlygraduated fromNorthern IllinoisUniversitywithaBachelors of Science in Kinesiology and is

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also currently a personal trainer at Eco Gym in Naperville. Stephanie passionately believes that personal training and physical therapy fully encompass the concept of health and fitness. she enjoys collaborating with the therapists at Activa to add new exercise ideas and treatment philosophies to patient care. Currently, she is furthering her education to become a Physical therapy Assistant and will continue her education to pursue her dream and ultimate goal of becoming a practicing Physical Therapist dedicated to helping disabled veterans. Stephanie’s “patient- first” attitude helps sustain patient motivation and allows for an upbeat atmosphere for thoseundergoing rehabilitation.Outsideofwork,Stephanie enjoys spending time with friends, family, and working out to keep active.


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