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ALSO INSIDE: Arthritis & Physical Therapy • Exercise Essentials • Staff Spotlight • What Our Patients Say • Staying Active Indoors • Cryotherapy

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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— FIND THE RELIEF YOU NEED FROM LOW BACK, HI P, & KNEE ARTHR I T I S

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. 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 byoveruse,wearand tear,or injuries.Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immunesystemdysfunction-rheumatoid arthritis

• The inheritance of osteoarthritis • Anabnormalmetabolism,whichleadstogout 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 can get you moving pain-free again! Call 844-369-9955 or visit usptrehab.com. Sources: arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding- arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php • arthritis.org/about- arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis. php • arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve- back-and-hip-arthritis-pain • arthritis-health.com/ blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

ARTHRITIS & PHYSICAL THERAPY

Regardlessof thecauseofarthritis,physical therapyplaysamajor role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery. While maintainingahealthyweight,exerciseandagooddiethelp,surgical interventionmay eventually be needed. However, physical therapy hasbeenshown tobeanexcellentway toprepareandrecoverafter 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, providinggreatersupport to the joints,andreducing 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 risk of further injury. 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!

You can find relief from your arthritis pain. Call us today at 844-369-9955 or visit us at www.usptrehab.com. We can help you live your life again, pain-free!

WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY My back pain was debilitating and

STAYING ACTIVE INDOORS Yoga. Yoga provides relaxing physical activity all year long and can easily be done in your bedroom, living room or just about anywhere in the house. You can even use yoga first thing in the morning to wake up slowly and get your body warmed up for the day. with cardio exercises you can do at home, such as: • Climbing stairs • Jumping jacks • Mountain climbers • Burpees • Jump rope • High knees

nothing seemed to help. From the first time I walked in the front door, I knew they were going to help me. Over the next month, my pain became more manageable and I began to understand and improve what I could do without so much discomfort. Now I can so much more. I would highly recommend US Rehab. ” – Todd

You can keep exercising all year long. It might take you a few tries tofindan indoorworkoutyou love, but don’t give up; you might just find your new favorite activity.

Running Alternatives. If you love cardio, you probably don’t want to give up that runner’s high, but you might not want to venture out into frosty conditions either. Get your heart pumping indoors

STAFF SPOTLIGHT MADALINE TAHA, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

EXERC I SE ESSENT I ALS USE THIS TECHNIQUE TO STRENGTHEN HIPS

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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. Repeat 3 times.

Arabic and assists patients with language barriers To book an appointment, call US Rehabilitation and Health Services at 844-369-9955 today, or visit our website www.usptrehab.com for more information.

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

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DISCOVER HOW YOU CAN LIVE PAIN-FREE At US Rehabilitation and Health Services, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health professionals during focused, individualized, and personal sessions. Our philosophy is to provide exceptional care to achieve optimal health and function. It’s time to go to US Rehabilitation • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1.Call and talk to your therapist 2.Discover why your pain has come back 3.Get your custom recovery program and Health Services if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel and move better

CRYOTHERAPY A UNIQUE OFFER JUST FOR OUR PATIENTS:

Access to 1 FREE Cryotherapy Visit!

• Helps the body recover from workout soreness • Boosts energy and overall health

• Relieves tension, inflammation, pain and swelling • Makes therapy more comfortable after an injury

Don’t let your pain hold you back. Call us today at 844-369-9955 or visit our website at www.usptrehab.com.

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