DON’T LET ARHTRITIS PAIN HOLD YOU BACK We are here to guide you to a life free from pain
Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis What Causes Lower Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis? Patient Success Spotlight
NEWSLETTER JULY 2018
RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS LIVE LIFEWITH NO LIMITS!
If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feelingarthritis.According to theCenters forDiseaseControl, roughly54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. 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, asserts the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America.
If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at First Choice Medical Group Physical Therapy to learn more about our Arthritis Program so we can make a positive difference in your life.
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WHAT CAUSES LOWER BACK, HIP AND KNEE ARTHRITIS?
Arthritis and Physical Therapy Regardlessof thecauseofarthritis,physical therapyserves apurpose inmostcases.Often,severearthritismayrequire medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintainingahealthyweight,exerciseandagooddiethelp, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximummobility.They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergonesurgery,post-opphysical therapycanhelp them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options.Contactoneofour therapists today,andaskabout ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life.
Becausearthritis isacatch-allterm,pinpointingwhatcauses arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in pain.Arthritis can alsobecausedby:
• Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout
Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip andknee.Our legsweardownas they’reused.Sometimes, oldage issimply theculpritasusewearsawayatour joints and bone tissue.This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’scartilage—or itsslick,cushionedsurface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness andswellingrequiresprofessionalosteoarthritis treatment.
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STAFF SPOTLIGHT Katrina Kaiser, MSPT, PT
A licensed physical therapist and a certified MadDog Spin Instructor, Katrina embraces the concept of health and wellness as a whole. In treating her physical therapy patients, she draws upon current research to incorporate scientifically validated methods into her daily practice. Katrina was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and is very passionate about all Cleveland sports teams and the Ohio State Buckeyes. She has been practicing PT for 15 years since graduating Suma Cum Laude from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY in 2002. Her work combines research and clinical practice in a variety of settings with emphasis on outpatient orthopedic expertise for prevention, treatment, and recovery of injuries and surgeries in patients of all ages. At First Choice Medical Group she coordinates the clinical aspects and best practice treatments backed by years of experience, with a real commitment to First Choice Medical Group’s mission, goals, and patients.
“BeingpartofFirstChoiceMedicalGrouphasgivenme theprofessional framework and backup, from an organized team of medical professionals, from which to make clinical decisions that ultimately help me drive my ability to help people return to the activities of daily life needed to function and enjoy life.”
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PATIENT SUCCESS STORY SPOTLIGHT
Recipe To Reduce Your Pain Carrot, Ginger, Lime Raw Soup
“I am back to exercising and living without that horrible pain.” “I can’t thank the staff at First Choice in Indian Harbour Beach enough! I’ve suffered with back pain for years so I thought I would give PT a try. Boy was I impressed! Why did I not try this sooner? My pain is virtually gone. Yesterday I walked two miles with no discomfort. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be back exercising and living without that horrible pain.” -R.V.
A refreshing cool soup for spring and summer
• 1 cup fresh carrot juice • Juice of 1 lime • 1-inchchunkginger root, juiced
• 1/2 large avocado • 1/2 ear of fresh organic, non- GMO raw corn
Directions Pour the carrot, lime, ginger juice in a blender and add the avocado. Blend until smooth. Pour in a bowl and top the soup with fresh raw corn, shaved off the cob.
Has Your Pain Come Back?
RELIEVE LEG PAIN INMINUTES Try this movement if you are experiencing leg 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 and repeat 5 times.
1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist.
2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. 3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. Call To Talk to Your Therapist Today 321-802-5814
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