PT Of Melissa. Helping Aches & Pains

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Everyone develops aches and pains from time to time. After a long day out in the sun, or after an afternoon of trying to keep up with household chores, sometimes the tasks that we expect of our bodies can get the best of us. Whether it isa lingeringache inyourback,feetthatfeelswollenandtiredaftera long day inyourshoes,oracrick inyourneck that justwon’tgoaway,dealingwithaches andpainscanreallytakeatollonyouroverallfeelingofwellbeing. Ifyoustoppedand askedaround,you’dbeamazed toseehowmanypeoplearestrugglingwithaches and pains, just like you. What may surprise you even more is how many people are coping with those pains without doing anything productive about it. How to Deal with Aches and Pains Painmedicationscanreducetheseverityofachesandpainsfora littlewhile,butthey don’tdoanythingtoresolvethe issue.Therearethingsthatyoucandoathomethat canalleviateyourachesandpains,helpingtoreducetheseverityofyourdiscomfort while also reducing the likelihood that the pain will return. Don’t just complain about those aches and pains. Start doing something about them. Here is a quick rundown of things that you can do at home that can reduce your daily pain: 1. Use hot and cold therapy appropriately to reduce inflammation. After a good workout or a day of doing chores out in the yard, your muscles will likely feel sore.

Apply icedirectlytotheareathathurtsonandofffor20minutesatatimeduringthe first 24-72 hours after the pain develops. After that, consider soaking in hot water, such as taking a warm bath, to further soothe your muscles. 2.Don’tunderestimatethepowerofresting!Yourbodyreliesonsleep justasmuchas yourbrain.Youneedtogetplentyofsleeptokeepyourstress levelataminimum—and that includesyourphysicalstress level.Aimtosleepbetween7-9hourseverynight. The more activity you engage in, the more sleep you need. 3.Keepyourbody ingoodshapewithregularexercise. Itmayseemcounterintuitive to cut down on pain by moving more, but exercise is a really good way to reduce aches and pains. When you exercise every day, you are able to train your muscles for more movement, and thereby reduce aches and pains. Keeping active, staying rested, and being smart with hot and cold therapy create a trifecta for healthy management of aches and pains, but they aren’t going to solve thebiggerproblems.Whenachesandpainsstart togrowsevere,orchronic, then it is time to reach out to a professional for support. Physical therapy is the best way to reduce aches and pains because it takes into account a combination of active and passive strategies to help tackle the cause of your pain.

If you’re suffering from back pain, call 972.837.4450 to talk with your physical therapist and schedule your appointment today!

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Therearea lotofdifferentreasonsastowhyyoumaystartfeelingachesandpains. Musclepainwilloccurwheneveryourmusclesstarttogrow.Tobuildmoremuscle mass,yourmuscleshavetostretch,and lacticacidcanpour intothe liningofyour muscles to cause a burning sensation. More movement will push that acid out, helping you to experience relief, and in time your muscles will develop increased elasticity, and the burning won’t be so severe. Build-up of tension from stress or overuse,andmusclepainfrompoorposturecanalsocontributetoregularpain.A physical therapistcan takeacomprehensiveassessment tohelpdeterminewhat may be the primary cause behind your aches and pains. Workingwithaphysicaltherapistcanhelpyoudevelopanewapproachtomanaging your aches and pains. Your physical therapy programwill likely take into account strategies likehydrotherapy,deeptissuemassage,guidedstretchingandtargeted movements to help you experience ongoing relief from regular discomfort. Give us a call so we can help you say goodbye to your aches and pains. Ifyou’resuffering frombackpain,call972.837.4450 to talkwithyourphysical therapist and schedule your appointment today!

Healthy Recipe: Salmon Burgers

INGREDIENTS • 1 cup finely chopped red onion • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil • 1/4 tsp salt • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

• 1 pound salmon fillet • 1 tbsp hot pepper sauce • 1 large egg white • Cooking spray • 8 slices focaccia, toasted

DIRECTIONS Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine hot pepper sauce and egg white in a small bowl; add egg white mixture to salmon mixture, stirring well to combine. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add salmon patties, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve patties on toasted focaccia.

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“When IcametoPTM, Iwasnotsurewhattoexpect,but Iknewthat Ineeded todosomethingabout thepain inmy lefthip.Painpillsdulled itbutdidnot cure it. Iwasskeptical.Everyoneonstaffwasgreat–encouraging,friendly,andnever critical. I was surprised that the pain started to go away after three visits during the first week. As the pain lessened, the staff added new stretches and exercises and cut back on my weekly visits. It was working! Now, after only eight weeks, I have no pain in my hip and I feel stronger, too. Thank you, PTM!” - Robert P .

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