Outpatient: Determining The Origins Of Pain

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DETERMINING THE ORIGIN OF YOUR PAIN We Can Help You!

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December 2018

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INSIDE: Understanding Your Pain

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Determining the Origin of Your Pain Tis The Season To Be Pain Free!

Sometimes it happens when a pain develops that you can immediately identify the cause. A new pair of shoes may cause a sharp pain in your heel, or an old chair at work may cause your back to grow sore and uncomfortable as time goes on. But there are other situations in which pain develops, and the cause of the pain is unclear. Different types of bodily pain can tell you different things about your body and overall bodily health. Sometimes, a pain in your arm or your leg may have little to nothing to do with an actual issue in your arm or leg. Physical therapists are like well-trained detectives when it comes to identifying the causes of pain. A physical therapist knows the way that the nervous system works, making it possible to identify

the potential causes of pain, even if the pain is manifesting itself in an unusual or seemingly inexplicable way. Whether you are suffering from pain in your head, your back, your neck or anywhere else in your body, working with a physical therapist can help you find the relief you are looking for. Physical therapists are trained in identifying and treating the cause of your pain, giving you the opportunity to shift away from the ongoing use of pain medication and instead find relief from your pain with a series of strategies that include stretching, muscle building and flexibility training. Find out how you can relieve your aches and pains for good. Call us today for more information!

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Understanding Your Pain Find out where your pain is coming from!

When you meet with a physical therapist to understand where your pain may be coming from, one of the first things you’ll do is have a conversation aboutyourpain.How longyou’vebeenexperiencingpain,where itdeveloped and how the pain manifests itself are all very important distinctions that can help shed some light on what may be causing your discomfort. Here are a few things you may want to consider before heading into physical therapy: • Consider exactly where the pain occurs in your body, and research what the different parts of the body are called so that you can have an accurate and helpful conversation about your pain. For example, back pain has a lot of different differentiations, and lumbar pain (which is in the lower back) is frequently caused by factors different from what would cause upper-back or neck pain. • How does the pain feel when it develops? Is it a lingering ache? Is it a sharp stab? Is it more of a tingling feeling? Each of these sensations are actually associated with different types of problems, so describing your pain appropriately may be helpful in determining the best treatment methods for your body’s needs. • What do you think may be causing the pain? Of course, it happens that a pain will develop, and you are dumbfounded as to why, but more often than not, there is something that you think could be influencing it. If the pain started around the same time as a change in environment or life circumstances, then it is worth telling your physical therapist about the association.

Another thing to consider about your pain is whether or not it develops at particular times of the day or year. There are plenty of situations when someone begins to experience pain when the weather starts to change, and it turns out that the pain is a result of arthritis and inflammation. There are othersituations inwhich thepainwilldevelopasa resultofprolongedsitting or the opposite — such as when things get crazy at home or at work, and you find that you are not getting as much sleep as usual. Considering any changes in your daily habits or environmental factors can be very helpful in determining what is causing your pain. Regardless of where your pain is, how long you’ve been dealing with it, or how intense the pain feels, the smart thing to do when pain develops is to speak with a physical therapist. Working with a physical therapist can help you finally get a step ahead of your pain, finding treatment options that are designed to provide you with long-term relief instead of temporary relief from medication. For more information about physical therapy for overcoming bodily pain, contact us.

Call today to understand how you can beat the pain.

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7 Convenient Locations To Serve You! Covington

Maple Valley 26837 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE, Suite 200 Maple Valley, Washington 98038 Phone: (425) 413-4425 Fax: (425) 413-4429

Kent 8009 S. 180th Street, Suite 112

16720 SE 271st St, Suite 200 Covington, Washington 98042 Phone: (253) 630-5808 Fax: (253) 630-6438

Kent, Washington 98032 Phone: (425) 226-7827 Fax: (425) 251-5757

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In The Community Northwest Harvest Food Bank

Northwest Harvest Food Bank On November 17th, Outpatient Physical Therapy volunteered at the Northwest Harvest Food Bank. We packed 3,350 lbs of beans which equals2,577meals for those inneed.Wehopeourcontributionhelped feed many families this season.

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Puyallup 2930 S Meridian STE 120, Puyallup, Washington 98373 Phone: (253) 445-2733 Fax: (253) 445-2399

Kent East Hill 13106 SE 240th Street, Ste 103 Kent, WA 98031 Phone: (253) 631-1933 Fax: (253) 631-2094

Covington Satellite 27005 168th Pl SE, Suite 200 Covington, Washington 98042 Phone: (253) 639-4788 Fax: (253) 639-4789

Auburn 701 M St NE, Suite 102 Auburn, Washington 98002 Phone: (253) 833-8766 Fax: (253) 833-6748

Maple Valley 26837 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE, Suite 200 Maple Valley, Washington 98038 Phone: (425) 413-4425 Fax: (425) 413-4429

Kent 8009 S. 180th Street, Suite 112

Covington 16720 SE 271st St, Suite 200 Covington, Washington 98042 Phone: (253) 630-5808 Fax: (253) 630-6438

Kent, Washington 98032 Phone: (425) 226-7827 Fax: (425) 251-5757

Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole Healthy Living Starts With Healthy Eating

Directions Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mist an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a pot with a large steamer basket in place. Put the sweet potatoes in the basket, cover and steam until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and let cool slightly. Add the honey, egg, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, the nutmeg, ginger and 1/2 teaspoon salt; whip with an electric mixer until smooth. Spread the sweet potato mixture in the prepared baking dish. Mix the brown sugar, pecans and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a bowl; sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake until hot and beginning to brown around the edges, 40 to 45 minutes.

Ingredients • 3 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks • 1/3 cup honey • 1 large egg • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger • Kosher salt • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

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Puyallup 2930 S Meridian Suite 120 Puyallup, Washington 98373 Phone: (253) 445-2733 Fax: (253) 445-2399

Kent East Hill 13106 SE 240th Street, Suite 103

Covington Satellite 27005 168th Pl SE, Suite 200 Covington, Washington 98042 Phone: (253) 639-4788 Fax: (253) 639-4789

Auburn 701 M St NE, Suite 102 Auburn, Washington 98002 Phone: (253) 833-8766 Fax: (253) 833-6748

Kent, Washington 98031 Phone: (253) 631-1933 Fax: (253) 631-2094

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26837 Maple Valley-Black Diamond Road SE, Suite 200 Maple Valley, Washington 98038 SUPERMAN Lie on your stomach as shown. Lift your arms and legs off the floor slightly at the same time. Benefits Back Muscles

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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