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RELIEVING HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN You Don' t Need To Suffer Any Longer!

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, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common.Thus, their source can come 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. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:

In some cases, limited blood flowmay cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? 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. Whether you have hurt your knee, hips or legs or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Ascent Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: 503.427.0118

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture

• Sprains and strains • Tendinitis • Pinched nerves

• Osteoporosis • Cancer

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones.


HOWPHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles 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. sym-20050684 aspx guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain

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

Fruit Sparklers Recipe


Strengthens Hips

• 1 whole watermelon • 16 ounces fresh blueberries • Bamboo skewers

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.

Directions Cut watermelon vertically into 1 inch thick slices. Use a small star cookie cutter to cut out star shapes from the flesh of each watermelon round. Thread 7-10 blueberries into the center of each bamboo skewer, leaving enough space at the end for someone to be able to comfortably hold it, and a space at the top for the watermelon star. Place the watermelon star on top and set the fruit sparklers on a serving tray. Cover and refrigerate until ready to enjoy.

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Patient Success Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

Jonathan Rice,PT Jonathan graduated from the University of Montana with his doctorate in physical therapy. As a physical therapist he has worked with Olympic level athletes, weekend warriors, and desk jockeys, enabling them to return from minor pains and major neurological injuries. Pursing advanced training in both manual therapies to speed your recovery and exercise prescription to empower you to get back in action.

Before becoming a PT, Jonathan dabbled in the world of engineering. His background as an engineer gives him a unique perspective and insight in managing injuries and creating treatment plans. He is passionate about innovating patient specific and injury specific tools to help you achieve your goals. Outside the clinic Jonathan is invigorated by biking, hiking, rowing, running, and skiing. His dog joins him on most of these adventures even when he needs a ride in a backpack (when the snow gets too deep). The beautiful Pacific North West is his favorite playground and hopes to someday climb all of Oregon’s volcanoes. When he has more time he travels with his wife Kate and has even worked as a clinical educator in a teaching hospital in Bhutan. He finds great joy in helping people overcome obstacles and get back to the activities that they enjoy.

Our 3 Year Anniversary PATIENT APPRECIATION DAY 16126 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr #200 Happy Valley, OR 97086 Friday July 20th 5pm-7pm FOOD • PRIZES • GAMES You Are Invited To Our CALL TO RSVP 503.427.0118 “My right full knee joint replacement was on March 6, 2017; I skied Palmer Glacier on May 29, 2017.  Thank you Dr. Webinger for your invaluable physical therapy that brought me back to my very active lifestyle in a very short period of time!  Patrick is extremely gifted and experienced in rehabilitation and assessing needs. He had a wide array of tips, strategies, and encouraging advice to help me through the healing, recovery, and rehabilitation process.  This right knee joint has now become my sturdy and strong knee. I’ll be back mid-November 2017 for PT following the same surgery except on my left knee this time, and I’m actually looking forward to it.  Itgivesmeasenseofpeace toknow that therewillbeagreat outcome again thanks to Patrick caring and working right alongside me.” -Jeff D. “Back to my very active lifestyle!”

Has Your Pain Come Back?

1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist . 2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. 3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment.

Call To Talk to Your Therapist Today 503.427.0118

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