HIP, LEG, & KNEE PAIN Find The Cause and LiveWIthout It!
How Physical Therapy Can Help
NEWSLETTER December 2018
Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain Find the cause and live without it!
Your hip, knee and lower leg 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,KneeAnd Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common.Thus, theirsourcecancome 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. NYSportsandSpinalPhysicalTherapy haspinpointedseveral leadingcauses of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:
inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones. Insomecases, limitedbloodflowmay cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, 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 deeper problems. A decreased range of motion, too, is a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. 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 https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/ articles/7619.php the condition may be severe. What Are The Symptoms?
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• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer
• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture
• Sprains • Strains
While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each.As thebodyages, jointsbecome
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PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up your left leg off the ground. Hold your leg in the raised position for 2 seconds before resting. Alternate with your right leg, then repeat 10-6 times. Relieve Hip Pain
Exercises copyright of Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.
What is a Certified Hand Therapist?
Certified HandTherapists (CHTs) are occupational therapists or physical therapists who have a minimum of five years of clinical experience, including 4,000 hours or more in direct practice in hand therapy. Our hand therapists have
How Physical Therapy Can Help Increase your mobility and independence with the right physical therapy
successfully passed a comprehensive test of complex clinical skills and theory in upper quarter rehabilitation. Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which includes the hand wrist, elbow and shoulder girdle. It is a merging of occupational therapy and physical therapy theory and practice that combines comprehensive knowledge of the structure of the upper limb with function and activity. Using specialized skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic interventions to prevent dysfunction restorefunctionandorreverse theprogressionofpathology of the upper limb in order to enhance an individual’s ability to execute tasks and to participate fully in life situations. The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand frequently requires very delicate surgery, often with microscopic techniques. The technical complexity of these kinds of surgeries necessitates a high level of competence by therapists with advanced skills in upper quarter rehabilitation during postoperative recovery. Our therapists must be knowledgeable about these advanced surgical techniques and postoperative therapy programs to become CHTs. They must also remain current with changes in hand therapy practice.
In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen themuscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, 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 to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. Visit www.nysspt.com or call to schedule your appointment with NY Sports and Spinal Physical Therapy today!
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HAVE YOU MET YOUR DEDUCTIBLE YET? Have you met your annual insurance deductibleoroutofpocketmaximum? Ifyouhave,your therapymaybe freeor youmayhave justasmallco-payment. How do you check to see if you have met these limits? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you.
• Manual Therapy • Hand Therapy • Laser Therapy • Graston Technique
• Ultrasound • Massage Therapy • Therapeutic Exercise • Electrical Stimulation
• Kinesio Taping • Trigger Point Therapy • Running Analysis • Spinal Decompression
Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help? • Walk for long distances • Live an active and healthy lifestyle Do You Have Friends Or Family Unable To Do The Following: • Move without pain • Bend and move freely • Balance confidently & securely • Sit for long periods comfortably
TELLTHEM TO CALL 914-722-9200. THEYWILLTHANK YOU AND SOWILLWE!
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