Relieving Your Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

6 Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain Discover ways to relieve your arthritis pain Fit4LifeTampa.com

When it comes to treating arthritis, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis, while gaining more mobility and function. People often experience pain from arthritis because of stiff joints, muscles and other tissues. In addition, muscles become weak, therefore not supporting the arthritic joints. Our customized physical therapy treatments promote muscle strength, improve range of motion, increase mobility and ease pain. In addition, coupling your treatments with the following can also help you live life to the fullest and get you back to doing the things you love: 1. Education When your treatment is over, our experts will have equipped you with the knowledge and exercises you need to continue your progress on your own. 2. Weight loss Maintaining your recommended weight

or losing weight if you are overweight can lessen your pain by reducing stress on your affected joints. Weight loss specifically helps ease pressure on weight-bearing joints such as the hips and knees. 3. Footwear and insoles I f arthritis affects your knee, special footwear and insoles can reduce pain For osteoarthritis with associated knee instability, a knee brace can reduce pain, improve stability and reduce the risk of falling. 5. Heat and cold Many people find the heat of a warm bath, heat pack or paraffin bath eases arthritis pain. Others find relief in cold packs. Still others prefer alternating the two. Learn more about what can work best for you by talking to our Fit 4 Life specialists . and improve walking. 4. Knee braces

6. Exercise Exercise has been proven to help reduce arthritis pain while increasing strength and function. Knowing the right kind of exercises to do is the key. Talking with our physical therapists will point you in the right direction. There is a lot that you can do to relieve the pain fromarthritis and protect your joints for the long-term. Find out more about our ARTHRITIS PROGRAM by calling us today and discover how to relieve and reduce the pain of arthritis.

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate legs and repeat 5 times. Loosen Tight Knees Exercise Essential Try This Exercise To Help Keep You Moving

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“Hi! I am Shannon. I was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida and got to grow up on the beach. I love being outdoors, swimming, playing Frisbee, cycling, etc. Also I am currently a student at USF working toward my Bachelor’s in Microbiology. I love working here at Fit4Life, being a part of a patient’s success puts a smile on my face every day.” Shannon Aurelius, Physical Therapy Aid and Front Desk

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