Newsletter You may need treatment by a physical therapist for arthritis if you are experiencing these symptoms: I nability to stand or sit comfortably for long periods of time Difficulty getting in and out of bed Inability to walk for at least 20 minutes Joint pain and/or stiffness Unable to enjoy leisure activities Difficulty getting up and down from the floor
We CanHelp Relieve Your HipKnee& LegPain Naturally
Limited ability to exercise Unable to work due to pain Difficulty going up and down steps or curbs
StaffSpot light Mark Hath PT, DPT, OCS
Dr. Mark Haith has been a part of the VCSST team since 2010 after earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Allied Health. He later received board certification through the American Physical Therapy Association as a Clinical Orthopedic Specialist in 2013. Mark also has completed advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy through the Virginia Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Institute and is currently pursuing additional certification in the field of orthopedic manual therapy. Mark has a special interest in incorporating his manual skills in combination with exercise and pain neuroscience in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions.
Newsletter “I Realized I Needed Help To Stay Active and Pain Free. ” FINDING THE SOURCE TO YOUR HIP, KNEE & LEG PAIN
INSIDE: FindingTheSourceToYourHip, Knee&LegPain YourPainCouldBeCausedBy Arthritis HelpfulExercisesToHelp ReducePain
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 sorce 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! Look inside to learn more and say good-bye to that aching knee or hip!
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Does Arthritis Pain Grind You Down? Discover The Key Treatments To Reduce Joint Pain and Stiffness
Millions of Americans suffer through arthritis pain every day, taking Ibuprofen and stronger medication to numb the pain and address the ongoing inflammation.The definition of arthritis is joint inflammation, however the term has acquired a wider meaning. Arthritis is now used as a generic term for osteoarthritis and other conditions that affect joints. The pattern, severity and location of arthritis symptoms can vary depending on the specific form of the disease. Typically, arthritic conditions are characterized by pain and stiffness in and around one or more joints. The deterioration of cartilage can cause a grinding in the affected joints which can be very painful and debilitating. The symptoms can develop gradually or suddenly. Certain rheumatic conditions can also involve the immune system and various internal organs of the body. Physical therapy is an important part of the ongoing treatment for arthritis. At Virginia Center for Spine & Sports Therapy our therapists find the root cause of your pain and put you on the track to feeling better. We work with you one on one to ensure your recovery and maintain your mobility. Our physical
therapy strengthens and stretches muscles surrounding affected joints, providing needed support. RELIEVING JOINT PAIN Exercising is important to help reduce joint pain and stiffness. Light to moderate-intensity physical activity can actually prevent a decline in function, even restoring health. However, some people with arthritis may be reluctant to exercise because of joint pain after activity. You can take various steps to relieve pain, such as heat and cold therapy making it easier for you to exercise and stay active. In addition to physical therapy, choose non–impact exercises such as bicycling, swimming or water exercise. Furthermore, research shows that even modest weight loss combined with exercise is more effective in decreasing pain and restoring function than either weight loss or exercise alone. If you are suffering with arthritis pain, call us today and discover how we can relieveyourpain,returningyou toamore active, pain-free lifestyle!
HELPFUL EXERCISES TO HELP REDUCE PAIN
KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Hold for 30 seconds. Alternate legs and repeat 10 times.
Services our expert team is ready to provide: • Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation • Spinal Mobilization/Manipulation
• Concussion Management • Balance/Fall Prevention • Vestibular Rehabilitation/Canal Repositioning • Headache Management • TMD (Temporomandibular Disorders) • Post surgical rehabilitation • Core Stabilization • Functional Manual Therapy/Mobilizations • Custom Orthotic Assessment and Fabrication • Functional Movement Screens and injury • Myofascial Release Techniques • McKenzie Approach • Physical Therapy Dry Needling • Managing chronic and persistent pain
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“Put my mind at ease!” “I would HIGHLY recommend VCSST to anyone requiring/ needing physical therapy. The staff is exceptional in their professionalism while remaining down to earth and friendly. Following my knee surgery, I had many reservations and concerns about physical therapy and whether it would even benefit me in the long run. My therapist quickly set my mind at ease and cleared up the different misconceptions I had about PT in general. I’m thankful for VCSST and how they have helped and continue to help me through a very challenging recovery.” - K.H.
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