Balance In Motion: Relieving Arthritis Pain

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INSIDE: • Fun & Games • Exercise Essentials REL I EV ING YOUR LOW BACK , HI P , & KNEE ARTHR I T I S PAIN • Your Arthritis and Physical Therapy • Patient Success Spotlight

Arthritis can also be caused by: · Infections, such as Lyme disease

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While there is no cure for replacing cartilage yet, it is possible to alleviate the symptoms of arthritis, by improving your joint movement, muscle strength, balance, and coordination. It’s even possible to eliminate symptoms entirely, depending on the amount of arthritis you have. If you have regular aches and pains, keep reading. We have a solution. 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, according to the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. The most prevalent form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is caused by either injury or normal wear and tear. 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 overuse, wear and tear, or injuries.

· An immune system dysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis

· The inheritance of osteoarthritis

· An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

For arthritis suffers, even simply walking can cause pain in the lower back, hip or knee. Often, arthritis is a downward spiral of progress pain, limiting movement and strength, which in turn causes more inactivity and pain. However, by improving joint movement, muscle strength, balance and coordination, this cycle can be broken, reducing pain and inflammation.

Discover how our team of specialists at Balance In Motion can get you moving pain-free again!

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