Eastern Shore: Helping Aches & Pains

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Imagine How Much You Could Accomplish Without Pain! HELPING ACHES & PAINS

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• Why Do Your Muscles Ache? • Healthy Recipe • Exercise Essential • Patient Success Spotlight

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easternshorept.com 4. Physical Therapy. Physical therapy is an ideal solution for addressing pain, especially pain that develops following an injury or surgical procedure. Physical therapy programs use specialized hands-on techniques to target the causes of pain and improve a patient’squalityof life.EasternShorePhysicalTherapy’s programs use a combination of exercise, stretching, manual techniques and modalities to alleviate pain and other issues. thosemedicationswithrepeated iceandheat therapy is abetterstrategyforreducingoverallpainand tightness. 2. Rest. When you are experiencing pain in a certain musclegroup, resting thatmusclegroup isagood idea. Sleep, in general, is beneficial for helping decrease pain. Increasing the amount of sleep you are getting by just one or two hours per night could be beneficial in reducing your overall pain level. 3. Exercise. Lack of exercise can lead to stiffness and weakness inmusclesand joints,andregularlystretching and moving can help increase blood flow. Carrying excess weight can also lead to pain and discomfort, and exercise is beneficial in supporting weight loss efforts. Cardiovascular activities like walking, cycling, andswimmingareespeciallygoodoptionsforalleviating pain.Checkwithyourphysical therapistbefore tryinga new form of exercise.

KATHLEEN WEINSTEIN PT, DPT

MARTIN WEINSTEIN PT, MPT, COMT

Discussing Aches & Pains with Martin Weinstein PT, MPT, COMT and Kathleen Weinstein PT, DPT.

Dear Valued Client,

It is an unfortunate reality that pain is a part of life. Having aches and pains in your neck, back, knees, and hips is commonplace, especially as you begin to age. However, as those aches and pains grow more severe they can become more challenging to deal with. It is neveragood idea to letachesandpainsgrowsosevere that they interfere with your quality of life. These are a few ways to help alleviate any aches and pains that you may have: 1.HotandColdTherapy. Using iceandheat tomanage pain is one of the oldest tricks in the book. Oftentimes, muscle pain develops as a result of injury or overuse and using over the counter pain medications like acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help but combining

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