Doctor PT: Hip, Leg, And Knee Pain

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Don’t Let PainMake You Grinchy Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

Also Inside • How Physical Therapy Can Help • Exercise Essentials • Holiday Recipe

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Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough—but injuries happen. Your hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body’s weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, pain can flare up. If you’re experiencing hip, knee or leg pain, call us to schedule a closer look. Before you do, however, let’s examine the pain itself. What Causes Hip, Knee and Leg Pain? Hip, knee and leg pain are surprisingly common. Thus, their source can come from a variety of things. If you’re experiencing pain in any part of your leg, pinpointing the exact spot can help you determine the cause. Doctor Physical Therapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: Overcoming Hip, Leg, & Knee Pain

In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death, or necrosis. If you’re experiencing redness, inflammation and immobilized joints, the condition may be severe. What Are the Symptoms? While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, several stick out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back or thigh may be a sign of a bigger problem. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of deeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. If you’re limping, lurching or are experiencing bad balance, contact a physician. While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. If you’re suffering from sciatica or other pain, call Doctor Physical Therapy to schedule your appointment today!

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

Sources https://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/hip-pain/basics/when-to-see-doctor/sym-20050684 https://www.everydayhealth.com/hip-pain/hip-pain-and-your-body.aspx https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/knees-and-hips-a-troubleshooting-guide-to-knee-and-hip-pain https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/7619.php

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can identify each. As the body ages, joints become inflamed. Cartilage may wear down, reducing the “buffer” between bones.

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Be realistic. As families change and grow, traditions often change as well. Choose a few to hold on to, and be open to creating new ones. If your adult children can’t visit, find new ways to celebrate together, such as sharing pictures, e-mails or videos. Stick to a budget. Before you go gift and food shopping, decide how much money you can afford to spend. Then stick to your budget. Don’t try to buy happiness with an avalanche of gifts. Try donating to a charity in someone’s name or giving homemade gifts instead. Plan ahead. Set aside specific days for shopping, baking, visiting friends, and other activities. Plan your menus and then make your shopping list. Make sure to line up help for party prep and cleanup. Learn to say no. Saying yes when you should say no can leave you feeling resentful and overwhelmed. Friends and colleagues will understand if you can’t participate in every project or activity. Don’t let the holidays become something you dread. Instead, take steps to prevent the stress and depression that can descend during the holidays. Learn to recognize your holiday triggers, such as financial pressures or personal demands, so you can combat them before they lead to a meltdown. Tips to Prevent Holiday Stress

How Physical Therapy Can Help

In many cases, physical therapy can help patients increase leg mobility. In doing so, they can stretch, flex and strengthen the muscles responsible for support. If a joint appears deformed, or if sudden swelling occurs, contact a physician immediately. A good physical therapy program can assist with post-operation treatment, too. If you’ve undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation or a fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we’re dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance the patient’s quality of life. We’re here to help, and we have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms.

Time Is Running Out! Use Your Health Benefits Before 2018 Ends!

It’s less than a month left to take advantage of your health benefits! Patients with family plans or those who have had major surgeries or have a chronic illness are especially likely to have a $0 balance remaining on their out-of- pocket expenses. If you’ve met your annual deductible, your Physical Therapy appointments may not cost you anything. If you are close to or have met your insurance deductible for the year, then now is the time to come in for physical therapy! Are you feeling aches and pains? Need to work on your core? Have you undergone surgery recently? Let us help you get a head start for 2019. Call us today at 856.579.7201. We’ll guide you to affordable treatments that will place you one step closer to pain relief.

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Holiday Recipe Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

INGREDIENTS • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup sugar

• 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (recommended: Nutella) • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

Patient Success Spotlight

A friend recommended Dr. Monica and Doctor Physical Therapy and I am so glad I took her advice. The trauma of surgery to repair a broken humerus caused a high level of anxiety. I was worried about not regaining normal mobility of my arm. My stress level decreased after meeting and working with Dr. Monica. Her friendly and positive demeanor were present in every therapy session. When I finished my scheduled physical therapy sessions I knew things would continue to improve by following Dr. Monica’s instructions after I “graduated”. Suzanne, the efficient office manager, always greeted me with her friendly manner and conversation. On my last day Suzanne went above and beyond when she helped to clear the snow from my car.

FREE BACK PAIN CONSULTATION! SPECIAL OFFER! DIRECTIONS Preheat theoven to375degreesF. Inamediumbowlcombine the flour,baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside. In another medium bowl combine the butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream the ingredients together, about 4 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 minute. Using a wooden spoon or rubberspatula,stir in the flourmixtureuntil justcombined.Add thehazelnuts andstiruntil justcombined.Usinga tablespoonmeasure,spoonout thecookie doughontoacookiesheet,spacing themoundsabout4 inchesapart.Use the tinesofa fork to flatten thecookiedough.Bakeuntil lightlygoldenaround the edges, about 10 to 12 minutes. Use a metal spatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Exercise Essentials Helps Relieve Hip Pain

Hip Hikes Stand on the edge of a step. Drop your free foot down, then shift your hips to raise your free foot as high as you can. Keep your knees straightatall times. Repeat 6-10 times before switching to your other side.

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