HealthActions: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis

Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain N E W S L E T T E R


Lead The Way To Relief Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

See Inside • Arthritis and Physical Therapy • Patient Success Spotlight • Exercise Essentials • Healthy Recipe

cases, arthritis is caused by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain.

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year.Asweage,ourbonesweardown.Areyours? Iftheyare,don’tworry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, according to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America.

Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legsweardownasthey’reused.Sometimes,oldage issimplytheculprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, calleddegenerativearthritis—orosteoarthritis—isthemostcommonkind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or its slick, cushioned surface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment. Sources:

What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes it may be difficult. In most


Follow these steps: Self-Test for Hip Pain

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What it means: Ifyouarestrugglingtoraiseyour leg withoutpain,you likelyhavetension in your spine. Your next step is to see what is causing the pressure on your back. While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground.

Arthritis and Physical Therapy

The Atmore Office is open for business for fitness services. PT is coming soon in February or March.

Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximummobility. Theymay also undergo exercises that reduce thepressureonarthriticspots. Ifapatienthasundergonesurgery, post-op physical therapy can help themreclaim theirmobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers fromarthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life.

This center offers the following services: • 24/7 access to fitness center • Group fitness classes • Child watch • Showers • Personal Training • Tanning beds • And More

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210 Brookwood Rd. Atmore, AL 36502 Phone: 251-491-0200 | Fax: 251-491-0201


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Try A Healthy Recipe Mexican Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Patient Success Spotlight


• 1 lb ground beef • 1/4 medium onion diced • 1/2 red pepper diced • 3 tbsp taco seasoning

• 1 cup diced tomatoes • 12 ounces cauliflower rice • 1/2 cup chicken broth • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese or Mexican Blend

“My upper back and shoulders were burning and I had tightness due to heavy implants. I was shown exercises to improve my posture and loosen the muscles. The burning, pain, and tightness is now gone, and I have much better flexibility and no pain. Love the staff!” - Sabra B.

Instructions In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef until almost cooked through (just a little pink). Add the onion and pepper and continue to cook until no longer pink. Stir in the taco seasoning. Add the tomatoes and cauliflower rice and stir to combine. Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook until the cauliflower rice begins to soften (8 to 10 minutes for frozen). Sprinkle the skillet with the cheese and cover. Let cook until the cheese is melted, 3 or 4 minutes. Remove from heat and top with your favorite toppings like sour cream, avocado, and chopped cilantro.

Are you letting pain hold you back? Call HealthActions Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

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