H e a l t h & F i t n e s s The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
Beat ARTHRITIS PAIN It is that time of year again when your joints begin to ache more, feel stiff and limit your ability to tolerate activities in the cold. Why do your joints ache when it gets cold? Your joints are filled with fluid and so are your muscles, ligaments and tendons. When the air temperature is colder, tissues tend to become tighter, drier and stiffer. This is especially true for extremities more exposed to the elements and away from the core of the body. Hands, shoulders, knees, hips and ankles are most susceptible.
How to Naturally Relieve Arthritis Pain The best way to relieve arthritis pain is to stop inflammation from happening in the first place. Focus your efforts on protecting your joints with proper posture, gripping and lifting techniques. Don’t do an activity all at once, for example shoveling snow without taking breaks. Diet can play a major role in how you feel with arthritis. What you eat makes a big difference in how much inflammation is produced in your body. In addition, regular aerobic and strengthening exercises help you feel your best by keeping your joints lubricated, stretched and strengthened.
Arthritis pain is directly corelated to the limitation of mobility in your joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons. The more freedom of movement in your joints, strength in your muscles and improved circulation, the less you are affected by arthritis inflammation and pain.
INSTANTLY Relieve Arthritis Pain IN YOUR HANDS
3. Gently press into the skin and move your hand in clockwise circles, moving the skin on the rib cage underneath, not rubbing your hand on the skin. You should feel no discomfort while you do this. If you do, then you are pressing too hard. 4. Perform this motion for 2-3 minutes. 5. Test your hand again by opening and closing it. It should feel lighter and with less discomfort. 6. Repeat this procedure multiple times a day for best results.
There is a little trick that most people, even doctors, don’t know about that instantly relieves arthritis pain in your hands. This technique assists the natural flow of lymphatic fluid out of your hands and arms. Try it right now for instant pressure and ache relief in your fingers and wrists. 1. Bring your affected arm out to the side slightly. Open and close your hand feeling for any stiffness or discomfort in the finger or wrist joints. 2. With your other hand gently place the open palm on your rib cage high up into the underarm area.
Do you want a natural solution to arthritis pain? Gain your freedom from pain medication and avoid costly surgery with physical therapy!
We can help you: Naturally relieve arthritis pain. Prevent aches and stiffness. Be more active with your friends and family.
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Patient Results I have seen 100% improvement!
Significant absence of pain in lower back! “Before therapy I had severe lower back pain when getting up in the morning. I had severe pain in my left thigh when standing still after 30 minutes and problems with my balance. Since therapy I have had significant absence of pain in the lower back and left thigh. Definite improvement in balance.” - B.K.
I can write now without pain!
“Before therapy I had difficulty walking or performing any normal daily activities. My knee hurt so bad that I tried to avoid doing any sort of activity because standing was so painful. Since therapy I have seen 100% improvement! I am able to do anything and everything I used to do without any problems. I am elated with the results I have gotten from having my physical therapy here.” - C.B.
“Before therapy my hands were in pain all the time. I could hardly move my thumbs and writing was almost impossible. Since therapy, I have almost no pain and my mobility is 90 percent improved. I can write now without pain.” - A.B.
Practice News A Courageous Hero We are very excited for Stefanie’s husband, Peggy’s son, Staff Sergeant, Clinton Brown. Recently they traveled to Washington DC so Clint could accept a United Service Organization National Guardsmen of the year award. After driving for almost eight hours, a little after 3 a.m. in Marshall, Texas, he witnessed a crash where another driver ran multiple red lights and T-boned another vehicle. He reacted quickly and arrived on the scene. Brown realized that the person in the car that was T-boned was the most critical one and needed the most help. Clint reached in the car to try to feel a pulse, he tried to provide aid to the driver, but he was gone. His fiancee’ was in the car with him. Brown’s wife, Stefanie, stayed with the fiancee’ while Brown moved on to the other car to check them. Suddenly the second car caught fire, another bystander and Clint tried to kick in the windows but weren’t having any luck, but that changed when a passing semi driver came up with a hammer. Brown said he ran over, grabbed the hammer and broke the back passenger window out. He saw two kids in the back seat who were fully awake and conscious. The mom was in the driver seat still, getting hysterical. “She was turned around, holding on to both kids and wasn’t letting go. She was going to let them burn in the car.” The truck driver returned with a fire extinguisher and attempted to get the flames under control. Meanwhile, Brown, a father of three, said he remembered thinking to himself that he wasn’t going to let anyone burn to death in a car. Brown said, “I reached in and grabbed the mom’s wrist and squeezed as hard as I could and ripped her daughter out of the back seat. As soon as I did that, she put her head down and started singing gospel music.” The fire extinguisher didn’t do much to control the fire, soon the front of the car was engulfed in flames. “Her son was behind the driver seat, so I just grabbed him and pulled him out of the vehicle,” Brown said. After he pulled the children out, the police arrived and they were able to get the woman out of the burning car. For his actions, unbeknownst to Brown, his first sergeant, Master Sgt. Jerry Gardiner, nominated him for the United Service Organization National Guardsmen of the year.
Brown said his family is very proud of him and are excited for his recognition. Recently, the Brown family learned what happened to the individuals involved in the accident. “The guy that was killed was 19-years-old,” said Clint, “the other driver was charged with first-degree murder and a couple counts of child endangerment. She was found not guilty by reason of insanity.” Brown doesn’t know what happened to the two children
he rescued, but to his children, he will always be their hero. Clint was honored at the 2016 USO Gala in Washington D.C. on October 20, 2016. Advanced Physical Therapy would like to extend our congratulations to Clint and his family!!! Well done Clint and thank you for serving our country!
T-shirt Wearing Winner Our last winner for wearing his t-shirt was Floyd Brown. Congratulations Floyd! Just a reminder, we will start this again in spring.
Exercise Essential Try this pain relief execise:
Feel Better, Do More & Save Money This Holiday Season! The end of the year is approaching faster than you think. Now is the time to take advantage of unused insurance benefits. Remember, what you don’t use by the end of the year you lose. Not sure if Physical Therapy can help? Call to schedule a Free Consult with a licensed physical therapist now and address those “aches/pains” that are slowing you down.
Great For Tight Hips
PRONE HIP EXTENSION While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up one leg off the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
GIVING THANKS This November
We at Advanced Physical Therapy give thanks this November. For the blessing to live in this great country. Sometimes we see things we don’t like. We would like to encourage everyone to do their part to help this country stay great. Happy Thanksgiving!
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The Difference Between SIMPLE AND COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES
It is important to learn how simple and complex carbs can affect your weight and health. What is the difference between simple and complex carbohydrates? The short answer: not much. They are both carbohydrates that end up broken down into glucose, which is the major fuel source for your body. The long answer: Everything related to health, digestion, fullness and nutrition separates the two. The ‘flexible dieting crusade’ has led many people to believe there’s no difference between 25 grams of carbohydrates from a sweet potato or a sleeve of Sweet Tarts. As long as you’re hitting your daily numbers, they argue, you’re A-Okay! In reality, the structure and nutrient content of a carbohydrate significantly affects how your body digests it, which influences blood-glucose and energy levels, as well as fullness. If you’re constantly taking a numbers- based rather than a health-based approach to carbohydrates, you’ll be riding the energy roller coaster all day long. This doesn’t work bode well for your attempts at weight loss or long term health. The majority of the time, you’re better off reaching for a complex rather than a simple carb. Simple carbohydrates are composed of a single sugar unit, or multiple units strung together (fewer than 20 units), whereas complex carbohydrates are composed of strands with at least 20 sugar units and often more than 100. This structure means the body will break down and digest each differently. The glycemic index (GI) is a system that ranks carbohydrates (on a scale of 0-100) by how quickly glucose (the end product of carbohydrate
breakdown) enters the blood. The higher the GI value, the quicker glucose enters the bloodstream after eating that food. • SIMPLE Carbohydrates: White potato, white bread, white rice, cookies, candies fruit juice, sports drinks • COMPLEX Carbohydrates: Brown rice, oats, apples, oranges, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots Over time, excessive insulin production (to controk blood glucose) may tax the pancreas leading to insulin dysfunction. Cells become insulin resistant and elevated blood glucose levels occur; usually causing weight gain. Resulting additive impact is probable development of Type 2 diabetes. Complex carbs result in the slower release of glucose; overall a better health choice. Learn more about this and how to lose fat pounds at a free Information Workshop on Monday, November 28, from 6:30-8:00pm. at Advanced Physical Therapy. Reservation: 316-283-7187.
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