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FIND THE RELIEF YOU NEED FROM LOW BACK, HIP, & KNEE ARTHRITIS

MAY 2020

INSIDE: • ARTHRITIS & PHYSICAL THERAPY • STAFF SPOTLIGHT

FIND THE RELIEF YOU NEED

FROM LOW BACK, HI P, & KNEE ARTHR I T I S

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip or knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, the cartilage in our joints wears down, causing painful bone on bone rubbing, inflammation, stiffness, and pain. 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. Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune systemdysfunction - rheumatoid arthritis • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormalmetabolism, 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 can get you moving pain-free again! Call us or visit us at www.superiorphysicaltherapy.org Sources: arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php arthritis.org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back- arthritis.php arthritis-health.com/blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip- arthritis-pain arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types-arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

Do you feel the need for a natural solution to your pain? Call us or visit us at www.superiorphysicaltherapy.org

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• Therapeutic Exercise implements targeted activities that are aimed at relieving pain and restoring you to your optimum level of physical function. It can also be used as a way to prevent additional impairment or disability when facing certain physical risks. There are a wide variety of therapeutic exercises and each one has a unique purpose. T Y P E S O F E X E RC I S E • Therapeutic Exercise includes those that are area-specific and help our body’s other systems, as well as those that aid in restoring balance and coordination, muscle performance, range of motion, posture, and relaxation. Our physical therapist will design an individualized treatment plan just for you.

WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING “I feel young again.” AARON GROL L , PTA Aaron was raised Tipton, MO. He graduated from the PTA program at ISU in May of 2018. He ha a background in personal training and massage therapy. Aaron is a husband and father to three girls and enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include, family time, computer technology, fitness and sports, and reading. “…Perhaps the greatest thing that happened to me, is the old person in me escaped and the young one came around and for a few weeks changed my outlook and attitude about life… The friendliness and the fun filled

EXERCISE ESSENTIALS T RY T H I S MOV EMENT TO S T R ENGT H EN H I PS .

HIP HIKES While standing up on a step, lower one leg downward towards the floor by tilting your pelvis to the side. Then return the pelvis/leg back to a leveled position. Repeat 3 times.

banter between the staff members and those there for treatment, allowed me to feel young again… Thank you once again. The experience was great!!” -J.W.

Always consult your physical therapist or physician before starting exercises you are unsure of doing.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY What Can Physical Therapy Do For You? • Decrease or eliminate pain • Improve balance, coordination & muscle strength • Restore normal movement for standing, walking, running • Provide an alternative to surgery & prescription drugs • Prevent injury • Improve breathing, cardiovascular function & endurance • Augment recovery from surgery, illness, or disability • Reduce swelling and inflammation • Optimize physical activity & sports performance • Strength training through blood flow restriction 4 5 1 2 1 7 7 3 6 5 9 5 2 1 9 6 5 1 8 6 5 7 3 8 7 8 1 4 http://1sudoku.com n° 315825 - Level Hard 6 4 7 7 9 3 8 5 9 4 3 5 1 2

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Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy plays a major role in the treatment of arthritis symptoms and should be tried first, before more aggressive procedures such as surgery. Whilemaintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, surgical intervention may eventually be needed. However, physical therapy has been shown to be an excellent way to prepare and recover after a total knee or hip replacement. It is very common for themuscles that support the knee, hip, and low back to become weakened from inactivity. Through targeted easy to do exercises, we help your muscles regain their strength, providing greater support to the joints, and reducing inflammation. Furthermore, by improving balance and coordination, especially to the knee and hip joints, the abnormal strain on the joints is relieved, and safety is improved to reduce risk of further injury. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you have options. The first step is to contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. See how we can help your joints feel better and move better! ARTHRITIS & PHYSICAL THERAPY

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