Fit PT: Hip, Knee and Leg Pain

THE NEWSLETTER ABOUT YOUR HEALTH AND CARING FOR YOUR BODY

MARCH 2019

RELIEVING YOUR HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN YOU DON’ T NEED TO SUFFER ANY LONGER

Your hip, knee and lower leg are tough— but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. (continued inside)

INSIDE : • Relieving Your Hip, Knee And Leg Pain • Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down?

• Healthy Recipe • Positive Patient Results

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MARCH 2019

YOU DON’ T NEED TO SUFFER ANY LONGER

RELIEVING YOUR HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN

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What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: INSIDE : • Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down? • Staff Spotlight

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In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and stiffened

joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms?

While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems. A decreased range of motion, too, is a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints can become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones.

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HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Strengthens Hips www.simpleset.net Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain. EXERCISE OF THE MONTH

Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down?

Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medications 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. 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 or swimming. 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 from arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieve your pain, returning you to a more active, pain-free lifestyle!

Positive Patient Results

“I have been going to Fit Physical Therapy after having total knee replacement surgery. I would highly recommend Fit Physical Therapy to anyone seeking for a physical therapist. My physical therapist there is Roger Harward. He is the BEST! Roger will not force you beyond what you can do, but he helps and encourages you to achieve the best result possible. Roger inspires you to want to do your best. I also think the rest of the employees at Fit are awesome! You are greeted by name and made to feel welcome at every appointment. The staff are professional, friendly, supportive, and encouraging. Physical therapy is not easy or comfortable, but Fit Physical Therapy provides a warm, friendly environment. You have an opportunity to get to know the staff, as well as other patients. I really enjoy going to physical therapy. Not only am I seeing improvement after almost every appointment, so I have a sense of accomplishment; but, I also leave with my spirits high from the encouragement and support I have received from both staff and other patients. Fit is simply the BEST!” - V.S.

5 CLINICS TO SERVE YOU. MESQUITE, OVERTON, ST. GEORGE

Chicken Quesadillas HEALTHY RECIPE

Keys To Worry Free Knees Workshops

Learn the most effective conservative way to manage or eliminate knee pain and decrease or eliminate the need for medication, injections or surgery.

INGREDIENTS • 2 tbsp low sodium chicken broth • 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped • 1 small garlic clove, minced • 1⁄4 cup bell pepper, chopped • 2 chili peppers, minced (to taste) • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped • 8 flour tortillas • 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded • 1 1⁄2 cups cooked chicken, shredded • scallion, cut on the bias (garnish) • nonfat sour cream (garnish)

Learn from the Rehab Pros on natural treatments for knee pain that improve mobility, increase activity levels and ward off future problems. From knee arthritis to ACL and ligament injuries to meniscus tears these treatments can help all knees, both old and young. Even orthopedic specialists prefer these treatments over surgery! If you are looking to feel normal again and improve your knees naturally, without medications, injections or surgery this workshop is for you. MARCH 20, 2019 @ 5:30 PM AT OUR ST. GEORGE CORAL DESERT BUILDING (3RD FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM) 1490 E. Foremaster Dr. 435-652-4455 MARCH 27, 2019 @ 5:30 PM AT OUR MESQUITE CLINIC 340 Falcon Ridge Pkwy. #500 702-346-3105

In a medium-heavy skillet, saute the onions, garlic and peppers until soft in the 2 tablespoons chicken broth. Add the chili peppers and tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes more until the liquid has evaporated. Add the chicken and stir well to combine. Spray a cold skillet with the nonstick spray and heat over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan and sprinkle with 1/8 cup cheese. Add about a quarter of the chicken mixture and top with another 1/8 cup cheese. Cover with another tortilla and cook for two to three minutes or until golden brown. Flip the quesadilla over and cook for an additional two minutes.

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It’s Time To Get To Fit

Staff Spotlight

DOUG GILES, DPT, CLINIC DIRECTOR

EXPERIENCED AND CARING THERAPISTS STATE OF THE ART EQUIPMENT CLEAN AND MODERN CLINICS SAFE, FAST, EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED NO REFERRAL REQUIRED SCHEDULING IS QUICK AND EASY SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY! Your Health, Your Choice, Our Mission!

Doug is a partner in Fit Physical Therapy. He attended the University of Utah where he earned a degree in Exercise and Sports Science. He completed his Physical Therapy training at Des Moines University where he graduated in 2009 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Doug is a hard worker and good listener and gets great results with his patients. Doug loves sports of all kinds and plays softball, basketball and golf. He is fluent in Spanish. He is the proud father of 3 boys.

Education: • University of Utah, BS. Exercise and Sports Science, ’06 • Des Moines University, DPT, Doctor of Physical Therapy, ’09

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