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INSIDE : • Find Arthritis Pain Relief “I would creep down the stairs in the early morning while my parents were still asleep and stop at the last few steps - because I wasn’t allowed to go downstairs so technically I wasn’t downstairs - and I would be in awe of all the presents sitting at the • Arthritis and Physical Therapy The holidays are here and I hope that everyone still has their sanity fully intact. I thought this month we would talk about everyone’s favorite memories of the Holidays while we were growing up. So I asked everyone in the office to share. Here’s what I got: “We used to decorate the tree and my mother would order pizza and let us drink soda, which we weren’t allowed to do. I would lay down at the bottom of the tree and look up at the tinsel hanging from the tree and be mesmerized by the sparkling.” -Bonnie “My family would all get together and have chips and dips and play wii sports, a video game. It was bowling and I would always win.” -Casey

bottom of the tree. I would try to figure out what each one was from about 25 feet away and it was so hard for me to not run down all the way to the tree but I also didn’t want to “break” the rules.” -Chris “One year during Channukah we had a really nice dinner and my parents both left to “run an errand” and they came back with a brand new puppy for me.” -Hannah “As a child when we celebrated Diwali in November we would all get together and play games that we would sing and dance and play cards. The best part was all the sweets we would get to eat. The refrigerator was full of pounds and pounds of sweets.” -Anna “When I was little we used to get in the car on Christmas Eve and drive around looking at all the lights on the houses. It was magical! And now I do it with my kids too.” -Nicole

• Turkey Meatballs Recipe

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FIND ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF DO YOU HAVE PAIN IN YOUR LOWER BACK , HIP, OR KNEES?

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general.

Over100 typesofarthritisexist,asserts theArthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’salsothe leadingcauseofongoingdisability in America. What Causes Lower Back, Hip, and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries.These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis— or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or its slick, cushioned surface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment. If you are suffering from arthritis symptoms, seeing a physical therapist at Next Step Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today:(516) 681-8070

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• Wrist / Hand Pain • Wellness / Balance Problems • Ankle / Foot Pain

• Knee Pain • Sports Injuries • Shoulder Pain

• Physical Therapy • Low Back Pain • Neck Pain

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Arthritis and Physical Therapy

How Physical Therapy Can Help Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. Duringphysical therapy, the individual is trained to reachmaximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. Sources https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

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Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this simple exercise to keep you moving

Turkey Meatballs Recipe

Knee Extension Stretch

While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each leg.

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb ground turkey • 1 large egg, beaten • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan

• 1 tsp basil • 1 tsp salt

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• 1/2 tsp ground black pepper • 1 (24 oz) jar red pasta sauce • 1/2 lb whole grain spaghetti

• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp onion powder

Directions Preheat broiler on high for 5 minutes. Combine all meatball ingredients in large bowl. Useyourhands tomix the ingredients.Usea1.5 tablespooncookiescoop toscoop18 meatballsontoa rimmedcookiesheet.Broilon top rack for5minutes. Ina largeskillet, bring pasta sauce to a low simmer. Add in cooked meatballs and simmer together for 5-10minutesoruntilmeatballsarecompletelycooked through.Servewithyourchoice of pasta, fresh basil, more parmesan and enjoy!

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What’s New?

December is here and I hope everyone is enjoying the craziness of the Holidays. Full disclosure: I truly love the holidays - even though they are ridiculously busy and expensive. I guess I’m still a kid at heart. Anyway, some of you may have noticed that we are now using texts to confirm appointments. You can choose to either have us call you or text you. Most people are loving the convenience of the texting. You can text us back as well if you have any questions or if you need to come in. Just use the same number that you would to call us (516-681-8070) and send us a text.

If you missed out on November’s newsletter you missed some good info on spinal problems along with some tips. I also wanted to thank everyone from our referral club (see below for this month’s). If by some chance you don’t see your initials down there and you’ve referred someone to us please let us know so we can put you in the next newsletter. We want to acknowledge and thank you. From all of us at Next Step Physical therapy to all of you - Happy Holidays and a happy and healthy New Year!! Chris Ostling

I’ve learned exercises that have strengthened me and made the pain go away. “I was in great discomfort and pain in my hip when walking, standing or going up and down stairs. At Next Step, I’ve learned exercises that have strengthened me and made the pain go away. This is a pleasant and motivating environment. I always feel great when I leave. And now I am pain free!! Thank You!” -Audre Peterson

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