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FREEDOM TO RUN LEAVE BEHIND LOW BACK, HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN
INSIDE: • Finding Relief for Low Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain • Arthritis and Physical Therapy • What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? • Patient Success Spotlight
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MAKE NEW MEMORIES FINDING RELIEF FOR LOW BACK, HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN
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—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, asserts the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America.
If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and 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, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution.
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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 by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain.
Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout
Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit asusewearsawayatour jointsandbonetissue.Thistypeofarthritis,called degenerativearthritis—orosteoarthritis—isthemostcommonkindofarthritis. Whenthe leg’scartilage—or itsslick,cushionedsurface—iswornaway,bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment.
ARTHRITIS AND PHYSICAL THERAPY Regardlessofthecauseofarthritis,physicaltherapyservesapurpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy, or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximum mobility.They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. Sources https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain
Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing hip pain.
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.
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Patient Success Spotlight
Who Do You Know That Needs Our Help?
Do You Have Friends Or Family That Can’t:
� Move without pain � Bend and move freely � Balance confidently & securely
� Sit for long periods � Walk for long distances � Live active and healthy
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“I am able to tolerate my pain much better than before I started.” “I first came to therapy when my doctor referred me here for the pain in my back. So far, therapy has been a really wonderful experience. I’ve gotten stronger since starting. I am able to tolerate my pain much better than before I started. I would definitely recommend Quantum Physical Therapy to friends and family. They actually care about my needs and how I am feeling.” -Michelle P.
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Staff Spotlight: Sabrina Slaton, Office Manager
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Sabrina is the Office Manager at Quantum Physical Therapy and has been with the company for 17 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Wright State University. She is happily married with two amazing children. Outside of work she loves to spend time with her family, especially taking vacations to Myrtle Beach. Originally from North Carolina, she loves to return home & visit her family often. Sabrina also loves cuddling up with a good book, watching PittsburghSteelersfootball,goingtoconcerts (JustinTimberlakeandLukeBryan tonamea couple), and enjoys being a “nail boss.”
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NOTICE: In light of recent events, let it be known that Quantum Physical Therapy, Inc. is still accepting Medicare and Medicaid patients.
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