Loop PT. Is Arthritis Pain Slowing You Down?

Physical Therapy N E W S L E T T E R

IS ARTHRITIS PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

How PT Can Help Physical therapy can help relieve your arthritis!

Exercise Essentials Try this exercise to relieve hip pain and keep moving!

Supplement Spotlight Fight inflammatory diseases with these health supplements!

Physical Therapy N E W S L E T T E R

IS ARTHRITIS PAIN SLOWING YOU DOWN?

What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by overuse, wear and tear, or injuries. Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease · An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis · The inheritance of osteoarthritis · An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation. Discover how our team of specialists at Loop PT can get you moving pain-free again!

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or 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. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritis you have. 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. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear.

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ARTHRITIS & PHYSICAL THERAPY

If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort, and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! Go online or call us to schedule an appointment today.

Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical intervention may eventually be needed. However, physical therapy has been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for the muscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce the risk of further injury.

If you’re suffering from arthritis pain, call your Physical Therapist at Loop Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

Sources

https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

The staff at Loop PT is focused on keeping our equipment and facilities clean for you. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we want to also encourage our patients to help prevent the spread of coronavirus by: YOUR HEALTH IN MIND!

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS RELIEVE HIP PAIN IN MINUTES!

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HIP ABDUCTION | SIDELYING While lying on your side, slowly raise up your top leg up and to the side. Keep your knee straight and maintain your toes pointed forward the entire time. Use your bottom leg to stabilize your body. Repeat 6-10 times on both sides.

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H E A L T H S U P P L E M E N T S P O T L I G H T S

Inflammation is the main culprit for most chronic diseases. Turmeric has been used for centuries for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric is effective with highly inflammatory health problems like Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and joint pain.

foods and/or supplements which are believed to help lower the risk for heart disease due to their inflammation-reducing abilities. They also support proper neurological function, cell membrane maintenance, mood regulation and hormone production. For those who want to get multiple benefits from a single product, Fish Oil supports joint health and enhances immunity with EPA and contributes to eye and brain health with DHA. It is the first choice for protection against neurodegenerative diseases and supports the treatment for these as well. EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) and AHA (American Heath Association) recommend to consume 250 to 500 mg EPA + DHA daily. EPA decreases the well known cardiovascular risk factors as hypertriglyceridemia, Hypertension, and high trombositeaggregation. DHA is important for nervous systemdevelopment. Working conditions with high stress can be supported by taking high doses of EPA/DHA. It provides daily support for women at reproductive age. The dose of Omega 3 supplement may be increased for both the immune and musculoskeletal system for activities requiring increased physical performance. It can provide support by protecting against increased cardiovascular risks with decreased estrogen levels during the menopausal period. The risk of cardiovascular and neurological diseases increases with advanced age. With increased Omega 3 support, you can have protection for both systems. For more information about supplements, call your physical therapist at Loop PT at 773.541.2020!

CURCUMIN FORTE Curcumin Forte supports healthy brain, joints, immune system, heart, and gastrointestinal functions. It can be used in accordance with existing treatment to help with inflammatory conditions. Our unique formula is 6% curcuminoids, 70% curcumin. Zade Vital Curcumin Turmeric Forte offers 185-

fold increased bioavailability with its special micelle structure. Instead of opening in the stomach, the capsule’s direct intestinal disintegration feature ensures 185-fold increased bioavailability. Micelles are vesicles of phospholipid structure, which exhibit similarity to cell membranes in terms of structure and content. Owing to this feature, they penetrate easily into the cell. The use of micellar technology to increase absorption is highly important for products with low bioavailability in particular.

OMEGA 3 FISH OIL SOFTGEL CAPSULES

Lifelong wellness with high Omega3 fish oil for those who need more! Our bodies are able to make most of the fats we need, except Omega-3 fatty acids. When it comes to these essential fats, we can get them from Omega-3

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT TELEHEALTH? Telehealth is a way for us to provide virtual physical therapy services to patients in their own homes! Telehealth services can be accessed via your smartphone or computer and allow you to meet and chat with your physical therapist about your treatment plan without coming in the clinic.

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING!

“TJ is an incredible physical therapist who cuts right to the chase of what is wrong and what needs fixing. I tore my calf in November 2017 and had 2-3 months of physical therapy with TJ (including laser therapy, tens unit therapy, stretching/strengthening homework, and deep fiber friction). I can now say that there is no evidence of the tear in terms of discomfort or limited mobility. She’s amazing! Just go often, and do your homework! - Jessica S.

By providing care virtually, we are able to give extra comfort and protection for clients with higher risks of COVID-19 infection. In addition to allowing for the practice of social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Telehealth also has other benefits for patients, such as quicker screenings and assessments. To learnmore about our Telehealth services, call 773.541.2020 today or visit our website at LoopPT.com

Learn more by visiting our website at LoopPT.com or schedule your consultation today by calling 773.541.2020 !

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