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RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN “Take Your Next Step To Treat Arthritis Pain!”
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Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilage covering the ends of bones. As the cartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly.The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint becomeweak.This leads toevenmorepainful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physiotherapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at The PhysiotherapyCenterare trainedspecifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive either hands-on therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group).
Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The resultswerevery impressivewith thepatientswhohad hands-onphysiotherapycombinedwithgentle,specific exercises. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery withonly 5%ofpatients in the treatmentgroup having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physiotherapy treatments will help to relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at The Physiotherapy Center to learn more about our Arthritis Program so we can make a positive difference in your life. Annalsof InternalMedicine:February1,2000vol.132no.3173-181.GailD. Deyle,MPT;NancyE.Henderson,PhD,MPT;RobertL.Matekel,MPT;Michael G.Ryder,MPT;MatthewB.Garber,MPT;andStephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS
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