HEALTH+F I TNESS NEWS LE T T ER
OVERCOMING HIP, KNEE, & LEG PAIN
Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are large joints that support your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Pain can occur from arthritis, injury, or age. If you’re experiencing hip, knee, or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. WHAT CAUSES HIP, KNEE, & LEG PAIN? Hip, knee, and leg pain are surprisingly common, so the source can arise from various issues. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Rx Physical Therapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee, and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are:
Sometimes, inactivity and overactivity can lead to instances of pain. If you’re limping, lurching, or are experiencing bad balance, contact us to schedule a consult. While some hip, knee, and leg pains go away quickly, those lasting longer than several days may be hinting at a deeper issue. If you are having trouble completing recreational activities or activities around the home, let us know if we can help. HOW PHYSICAL THERAPY CAN HELP In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms. If you’re suffering from hip, leg, or knee pain, call RX Physical Therapy at 269.769.6108 to schedule your appointment today or visit rxphysicaltherapy.com for more information
• Tendonitis • Pinched Nerves • Osteoporosis
• Arthritis • Overused Muscles • Muscle Weakness • Sprains and Strains
While some causes are more severe than others, a physical therapist can identify your cause of pain. As the body ages, joints have less cushion as cartilage may wear down, so it is important to maintain good strength in supporting musculature. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? While leg pain is noticeable by an array of symptoms, several come to mind. Aching, stiffness, and a decreased range-of-motion around the hip, groin, back, or thigh may be a sign of deeper problems within your joints.
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