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“COULD ARTHRITIS BE THE CAUSE OF YOUR JOINT PAIN?” TREATING YOUR ARTHRITIS PAIN

Relieving Joint Pain Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate- intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy, or pain relievers, making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation. The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. Physical therapy strengthens, stretches and stabilizes muscles surrounding affected joints providing needed support.

If you are experiencing these symptoms call about Physical Therapy today! Inability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs

PRACTICE NEWS

Welcome Olivia Faith Lackey Eric Lackey, PT, DOAR North, wife Danielle and daughter Sydney welcomed Olivia Faith Lackey on January 7, 2017 at 10:01pm. Olivia was 7lbs, 3oz and 20.5” long. Pictured here at one month old. WE LOVE OUR BABIES! XOXOXOXO Welcome Clara Michelle Fuller Raegan Clarke Fuller, PTA at DOAR and husband Stephen Fuller welcomed daughter Clara Michelle Fuller on February 8, 2017 at 10:33pm. Clara was 7lbs 5oz and 20 inches long.

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