Farmingdale: Relieve Arthritis Pains With These Simple Steps

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RELIEVE YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS

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Did you know that arthritis is the leading cause of disability across the United States? According to the Arthritis Foundation, approximately 50 million people live with arthritis. While it is possible for arthritis to develop in any joint, it most commonly affects the neck, back, hands, hips, and knees. (continued inside)

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RELIEVE YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN WITH THESE SIMPLE STEPS

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• Relieve Arthritic Pains at Home • Exercise Essentials INSIDE: There are hundreds of different types of arthritis but the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common, and it happens as a gradual “wear and tear” of cartilage surrounding the joints. This can occur from age or from excessive, repetitive use of the affected joint(s). When cartilage is worn down, it can no longer act as a strong cushion and shock absorber for the joints, resulting in bone-to-bone friction and painful inflammation. Rheumatoid arthritis is a bit different from osteoarthritis and it is not as well understood. It is the second most commonly experienced form of arthritis, and it develops as an autoimmune response. When someone has rheumatoid arthritis, their immune system sees the joints as a threat. Because of this, the immune system attacks the joints, resulting in pain and inflammation. While research is still being done in order to better understand rheumatoid arthritis, many experts believe that your hormones, medical history, and environment could all be contributing factors. Whatever may be causing your arthritis pain, Farmingdale Physical Therapy West can help you find relief. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how our services can benefit you! How can PT Relieve my Arthritis Pain? Arthritic joints typically lose their normal levels of function and strength, due to the chronic inflammation they are experiencing. However, one of the primary goals of physical therapy is to regain as much function as possible in the affected area(s) of the body. By restoring normal joint movement and improving

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muscle strength, the amount of excessive pressure on the joint can be relieved. Reducing the pressure on the affected joint decreases inflammation and helps relieve pain by improving mobility. When you arrive for your initial consultation at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West, you’ll be greeted by one of our licensed and dedicated physical therapists. Each of our teammembers are movement experts with years of medical training, equipped in helping patients relieve the stiffness, achiness, and pain associated with arthritis. Your physical therapist will conduct a physical evaluation to analyze your joint movement, muscle strength, and overall function, in order to pinpoint the exact areas that are causing you pain. You will then be prescribed a personalized treatment plan, focused around your specific needs. Treatment plans will include targeted stretches and exercises aimed at relieving your pain and improving your function, in addition to any specialized methods your physical therapist deems fit. This may include manual therapy, ice and heat therapies, electrical stimulation, or ultrasound. Your physical therapist may also include additional services as needed, such as weight management techniques to help ease some stress on your joints, and/or posture improvement to relieve stiffness and prevent injury.

For more information on how you can relieve arthritis pain, contact Farmingdale Physical Therapy West today.

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7. Avoid prolonged kneeling. 8. Maintain proper posture when sitting and standing. 9. Drink plenty of water. 10. Eat nutritious foods. 11. Avoid fried foods, sodas, and other items that increase inflammation in your body. 12. Work with your physical therapist to create a treatment plan and update it with a yearly check-up. If you are living with joint pain, call us today to learn more about our arthritis treatment programs. We recommend a yearly physical therapy check-up to ensure you are performing at your best.

Treatment plans for arthritis cases are aimed at relieving pain and decreasing the amount of inflammation, stiffness, and overall stress placed on the joint(s). However, there are also some steps you can take on your own to make sure your daily life is as pain-free as possible: 1. Stretch multiple times a day. 2. Alternate between weight bearing and non-weight- bearing exercises. 3. Use tools that make it easier on your joints, such as large handled can openers and large grips on kitchen tools. 4. Carry grocery bags on your forearms, instead of straining the joints in your fingers. 5. Have commonly-used items within easy reach to avoid squatting, kneeling, or having to reach high overhead. 6. Get up and move often. Don’t sit for more than 30 minutes without getting up for a break. EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS TRY TH I S EXERC I SE TO REL I EVE ELBOW PA IN

Find relief for your arthritic pains today with Farmingdale Physical Therapy West!

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Ingredients: • 4 lb. spaghetti squash • 1/4 tsp. salt • 1/4 tsp. pepper • 1 c. half and half •3 tbsp. butter •1 c. Parmesan cheese

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Directions: Scoop out and discard seeds from spaghetti squash halves. Prick outsides all over with a sharp knife; season insides with 1/4 teaspoon with each salt and pepper. Microwave, cut sides down, on a largemicrowave-safe plate on high 10minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat half-and-half and butter to simmering on medium-low; simmer 5 minutes, or until reduced slightly, then whisk in finely grated Parmesan cheese. With a fork, scrape the flesh of each squash half to separate into strands, leaving a 1/2-inch border on sides; divide sauce among halves and top each with 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese. Broil 1 to 2 minutes or until bubbly and browned in spots. Optional: Serve with a green salad.

E L BOW R E S I S TANC E T RA I N I NG Stand with good posture and your elbow bent towards you, with your palm facing you, then apply resistance with your free hand and slowly lower your palm to your waist. Repeat 10 times.

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As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to impact many people and countries around the world, all of us here at Farmingdale Physical Therapy West remain committed to the health and safety of our patients and staff. We understand that as an essential business it is our responsibility to alleviate the pressure COVID-19 has put on our local Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care facilities while maintaining an environment that adheres to the highest standards of safety and sanitation. In order to continue serving our community during these unprecedented times, we have made significant changes to our daily protocols in accordance with mandates set forth by both local and federal agencies. With this in mind, we have implemented a policy of only accepting a single patient per physical therapist, in order for us to maintain proper social distancing measures as well as to sanitize any equipment used between patients. We have also added several new services, including TeleHealth and at-home care. With our TeleHealth service, you will be able to receive treatment directly from one of our Therapists from the comfort of your own home. This is an especially appealing option for those of our patients who are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 and would feel safer undergoing treatment from home. Never miss a beat with TeleHealth! Seeing a therapist is as easy as signing online and joining a TeleHealth conference call! In addition to TeleHealth, we continue to offer our at-home care policy. As you may know, our therapists are available to visit you at home if you are unable to come to our office for whatever reason. Once again, don’t miss an appointment, just have us come to you! One of our Therapists is always available to guide you through your treatment wherever you are most comfortable, whether that’s at home, online, or in-office! Ingredients: In consideration of the unanticipated mental stresses that come with such an overwhelming situation such as that of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also offer the services of Rich Purslow, our very own Mental Health Counselor. Whether you’re struggling with feelings of isolation from the strict social restrictions, have concerns surrounding your treatment, or are experiencing any sort of anxiety, Farmingdale is here for you. Never hesitate to reach out to our office and see how we can help. In addition, we kindly ask that if you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms that you contact our office in order to reschedule your appointment to a later date when you are feeling better. We have staff on hand who will be happy to speak with you and address any of your concerns. We at Farmingdale are aware of the harrowing nature of current events and continue to monitor the situation and will adapt to any new health and safety regulations. Once again, never hesitate to reach out to us for anything you may need. Let’s get better together!

Virtual Workshop Thursday, December 10th

This workshop will be hosted by Vincenzo Adduci, DPT. We will be happy to answer any questions or concerns about your body. This workshop is 100% free to attend!

“New Year, New You” Thursday, January 28th

Come in for a FREE HEALTH SCREEN at any time and/or come by at 6:00pm if you would like to have a FREE 1-ON-1 meeting with a PT of your choice!

We will be accepting donations of diapers, wipes, formula, baby food, adult toiletries, and perishable food for St Judes in Wantagh AND St Michaels in Seaford!

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