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START 2020 PAIN-FREE Osteoarthritis is a Pain! Physical Therapy Can Help.

of your likelihood regarding Osteoarthritis is dependent upon the physical and nutritional lifestyles you partake in. Joint alignment can alter and the muscles around a joint can weaken over time, causing the cartilage to shift or thin. As cartilage wears down, Osteoarthritis becomes much more common. As Osteoarthritis progresses, more symptoms can arise. The most common symptoms are: • Joint pain. • Swelling or tenderness in or around the joint(s). • Inflammation or flare-ups of pain in the joint(s) after use. • Feelingstiffaftersittingor layingdown forprolongedperiodsof time,especially when getting up in the morning. • Crepitus -also referred toasa “crackingorcrunching” feelingwhenmoving the joint(s), or the sound of bone rubbing on bone.

As we all age, our bodies experience a certain “wear and tear” on cartilage and joints.Thiscancause inflammationandpain,knownasarthritis.According to the AmericanArthritisFoundation,Osteoarthritis isthemostcommonformofarthritis, making itself apparent in people as they age. It can certainly take a toll on one’s body, resulting in achy or painful joints after exercise, after a long day on one’s feet,orevenafterprolongedperiodsof inactivity, thuscausing joints toconstrict. The most common areas of Osteoarthritis are found in the fingers, hips, knees, and spine. These are all joints that we use excessively, even in our daily lives. Just think - by the time you lift yourself out of bed, shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, and prepare to begin your day, you’ve already used these joints a multitude of times. Therefore, it isn’t surprising that pain can occur in them over time. If you believe you may be experiencing Osteoarthritis, give one of our

physical therapists a call today to discuss pain relief. WHY DO WE EXPERIENCE OSTEOARTHRITIS?

While it is true that Osteoarthritis is most common in older folks, that is not alwaysnecessarily thecase. It ispossible thatOsteoarthritiscanpresent itself in younger adults, especially if they are prone to weak joints, poor dieting, or if they aren’t very active. Your cartilage works hard to protect your joints by absorbing the natural shocks that your body experiences on a daily basis.Therefore, much

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How Can Physical Therapy Help Osteoarthritis?

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According to the American Occupational Therapy Association, 1 in 5 adults arediagnosedwitharthritisannually.Physicalandoccupational therapyare themostcommon treatmentsforOsteoarthritis,usuallyhelpingwith therelief of joint pain in just a few sessions. If you have arthritis, don’t fret - there is hope! While anti-inflammatory and pain medications will help for the time being, they are very much a short-term solution. Physical therapy can help in actually strengthening your joints and muscles once again, allowing for a much healthier and long-term pain relief solution. Occupational therapy will also help in learning to use your joints in new ways once again, allowing for the highest quality of life despite the severity of your arthritis. Our physical therapists are trained to help you with joint alignment, stability, muscle regeneration,andmost importantly,pain relief.Theyarededicated to helpingyougetback toyournormal levelsofmobility.Don’tsettle fora lifeof aches and pains - physical therapy can get you back on your feet and doing the activities you used to love! If you are suffering from Osteoarthritis, give us a call today - we can get you back to living your best, most pain-free life.

Sources:https://www.aota.org/~/media/Corporate/Files/AboutOT/Professionals/ WhatIsOT/PA/Facts/Arthritis%20fact%20sheet.pdf https://www.arthritis.org/

Relieve Arthritis Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve your Arthritis pain.

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Relieves Arthritis Pain

STRAIGHT LEG RAISE While lying or sitting, raise up your leg with a straight knee and your toes pointed upward. Hold for 10 seconds then repeat 6 times on both legs.

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SEASONAL RECIPE: ORANGE CRANBERRY BREAD Our Gilbert clinic has moved! Same building, new floor! We are now located on the first floor, facing Val Vista Drive, providing a larger space, easier access, and more parking! Keep an eye out for our official Re-GrandOpening event coming soon!


1.ConsiderYour Intentions. Themostcommon resolutionsare to loseweight, spend less money, and get organized. Those are all valuable and healthy practices. But why are they your intentions? Do you want to feel better about your body? Know that you won’t need to worry about money for retirement? Honoring thepersonalmeaningbehindanactionhelpsusmaintainour resolve. 2.FocusonProcess,NotResults.Don’tfocusonaresult,withno identification of a process for how to get there. Intensely focusing on results paradoxically makesus less likely toachieve them. Insteadof focusingon “losing10pounds,” try focusing on going for walks or eating healthy salads for lunch — you will probably end up losing some weight in the process. And you’ll probably enjoy the journeya lotmore.The focusofour resolutionshouldbe theprocess— the infinite present moments in which transformation will occur — rather than the single instance of its attainment. 3.ConsiderResolutionAlternatives. IfthepressureofNewYear’sResolutions is toomuch,considerafewalternativewaystosetyour intentionsfortheupcoming year.Avisionboardcompiles images that representwhatyouwant foryourself in theupcomingyear. It’sagreatway tohaveavisualreminderofyour intentions. Alternatively,manypeoplehaveembraced the trendofchoosingaword for the year— likebreathe, trust,dance,fly— thatencapsulates the feelings,attitudes, andbehaviors theydesire in theyearahead.Thiswordcanguideyourchoices and actions — instead of setting firm expectations for yourself, you can ask if a particular behavior aligns with your word and your intentions.

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DIRECTIONS Grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, add white whole wheat flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cranberries, and orange zest. Gently stir. In a separatemedium-sizedbowl,addcoconutoil, fresh orange juice,andanegg.Addwet ingredients todry ingredients. Stir to combine everything together. Scrape thebatter into theprepared loafpan.Bake for 30-35 minutes. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve and enjoy! www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/moist-orange-cranberry-bread



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