Health & Wellness The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body
“I Realized I Needed Help To Stay Active and Pain Free. ” FINDING THE SOURCE TO YOUR HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN
Do you suffer from knee, hip or leg pain? You are not alone. CDC studies show that 30% of adults have reported some form of knee, hip or ankle joint stiffness or pain in a 30 day period. The hip and knee joints are incredible marvels of the human body. At times they have to withstand up to 6 times your body weight in force. The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions including forward, backward, side to side and rotation. These different movements are called accessory motions and are needed for normal walking, running and bending. When you experience pain in the side of the hip, groin, thigh or knee, you may have difficulty with these accessory motions. Prolonged sitting, injuries, arthritis and disease can affect accessory motions. With every day use, tissues around the hip and knee joints tighten, leading to a gradual loss of motion. This causes a lot of pressure to build up on specific parts of the joints. When Your Motion is Lost When you lose the movement of the hip, knee or ankle joints, your muscles have to take on the abnormal strain. This leads to common aches and pains experienced by millions of people. Many people feel that medication will help solve their hip, knee or leg pain. While medication can help to decrease inflammation and pain, it cannot address the root cause of the problem. Most pain in the hip, thigh, knee or leg comes from poor flexibility, strength or coordination. Treating Leg Pain To determine the source of your leg pain our physical therapists examine your walking, squatting, joint movement, comparing the strength and mobility of the joints. A comprehensive treatment plan, including special hands on techniques, is made to achieve the fastest relief and the longest lasting results. If you are suffering with hip, knee or leg pain, call us today to learn more how we can eliminate your pain and put a spring back in your step!
Patient Success Spotlight
Louis and Ruby Delahoussaye This month we feature a great couple that recently celebrated 60 years of marriage with their children Marcus and Jennifer and their extended family. We first met Ruby in 2016. She came to us to work on her balance and strength. Louis worried constantly about her falling, and wanted her to get strong so she would be less of a fall risk. Ruby now attends PT as a wellness client and has mastered her exercises quite well. Ruby started to worry about Louis and his constant back pain, so he became a patient in 2017. After 4 weeks of treatment, Louis had a great outcome and lowered his baseline level of pain. Ruby “coaches” him on his exercise form, and together they come to the clinic a couple of times a week to work on their strength, balance and coordination. This power couple has inspired many of our other patients in the gym! So, this month we salute Ruby and Louis- our accomplished seniors! 60 Years and Counting…
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