Don't Suffer With Arthritis Pain

Health&Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

Did you know that you don’t have to suffer with Arthritis Pain?

Hello, You can live life without arthritis pain. This month’s newsletter is about how you can relieve arthritis pain and how we can help. Stay active and enjoy life again without the aches and pains. We can help you with get moving and teach you how to keep the arthritis pain away . Take a look at our patient spotlight to read a story of success over pain. We also have some easy to do exercises youmay want to try. Thank you for being a past or current patient of PTII! Have a great month.

Al Flores, PT, CFCE Director of Rehab

Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body

5 Surprising Symptoms of Arthritis And How To Relieve Them Naturally Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one or more of your joints of your body after physical work or exercise? It is possible, that youmay be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the American Arthritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is themost common form of arthritis affecting the vast majority of the population as they age. There are many reasons why people get OA, but the main one is that as we all live longer, wear and tear on the cartilage in our joints occurs, causing inflammation and pain after activity. Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exact mechanisms of how OA starts are not known, a lifestyle of inactivity, poor diet, weakness in an area, injury, or disease can accelerate OA in people, even in young adults. Your cartilage is a shock absorber for your joints and depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness around a joint can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage causing it to wear down faster.

5 Symptoms of Osteoarthritis What most people are not aware of is that arthritis in the spine, knees, hips, and fingers are the most common areas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as:

1. Pain in a joint. 2. Swelling or tenderness in one or more joints. 3. Stiffness after periods of sitting or inactivity. This is especially noted when getting up in the morning. 4. Flare-ups of pain and inflammation after using the arthritic joint. 5. Crunching feeling or sounds of bone rubbing on bone (called crepitus) when moving the joint.

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What Can Help Arthritis Pain? Many people think that once they have arthritis nothing can be done about it except take anti-inflammatory medications, supplements, and in worst case scenariopreparefora jointreplacement surgery. However, what most people don’t know is Osteoarthritis Affects How You Move And Live You Life Health Tips

that physical therapy is one of the most effective treatments for OA and can help relieve symptoms significantly. Whether you have been suffering for a short or long time, a lot can be done to help joint alignment, stability, and pain. Our physical therapy focuses on addressing your individual problem, improving normal mobility, and strengthening the muscles around the joint. Different treatments are performed to relieve pain, swelling, and restore muscle balance around the affected joint. We then teach you valuable techniques on how to maintain your joint health so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. Therefore, you can have a life with less pain andmore movement. Call us today to find out how!

Attention Arthritis Joint Pain Sufferers

• Do you have knee or hip pain when moving or standing for long periods of time? • Does your pain get worse with walking?

• Do you suffer with stiffness, swelling or tenderness in your joints? • If you have answered “Yes” to any of the questions, we can help.

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Patient Spotlight

Exercise Essentials

Relieves a tight lower back

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straightkneeandyourtoespointedupward.Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.

DO I NEED A PRESCRIPTION TO START PHYSICAL THERAPY? NO, you don’t. In pain now? Don’t Wait! Call us for a Tune-Up and get started feeling better now. Remember: You have the right to choose your physical therapist. We treat necks, back, shoulders, hips, knees and feet. We treat runners, skiers, work related injuries and sports related injuries. A great experience! “My therapist, Joy, was caring, capable and pleasant. On a scale of 0-10 on the likely hood I would refer the Physical Therapy Institute of Illinois to others I would choose a 10! Thank you for a great experience!“ - F.S.

Relieves tight hips and thighs

PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face downwith your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.

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