PreferredPT: Hip, Knee & Leg Pain

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KNEE PAIN & KNEE INJURY

Knee pain or injury can affect nearly anyone whether you are highly active or fairly sedentary. There are many

The most common conditions we treat are Meniscus tears (pre and post op), Osteoarthritis, ligament strains toMCL or ACL, tendonitis, Patella femoral syndrome (i.e. related to the knee cap). The Key to a Successful Outcome is: • First decrease inflammation utilizing all modalities (ultrasound, laser, electrical stimulation, cryotherapy) • Increase mobility (soft tissue mobility, joint mobility and increase muscle flexibility ) • Build strength by doing specific exercises designed by your therapist at Preferred Physical Therapy • A home exercise program can maintain the strength and flexibility, decrease pain, and help you return to desired activities • Stay active; a decrease in activity level can contribute to the vulnerability of your knees

potential causes for non-traumatic knee pain, and physical therapy treatment may be the best treatment option for you. Common Symptoms. Understanding what is causing your knee pain is critical to ensure effective results. How old are you? Was there a traumatic event? Where is the pain located? Did the symptoms develop immediately or over time? When does pain occur? Appreciating all these symptoms as well as an in-depth physical examination will assist your therapist at Preferred Physical Therapy Associates in treating you effectively.

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NEWSLETTER

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. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. While many causes exist, the most likely are: HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN INSIDE: • How Physical Therapy Can Help • Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Discover How To Live Pain-free

Whether you have hurt your knee or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Preferred Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call at (954) 360-7779 today! 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. In some cases, limited blood flowmay 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 deeper problems. 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.

• Arthritis • Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains

• Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer

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HOWPHYSICAL 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,dislocationora fracture,your therapistcanhelp 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. 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

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CHERRY-BERRY OATMEAL SMOOTHIES

INGREDIENTS • ⅓ cup quick-cooking rolled oats

• ½ cup fresh dark sweet cherries • 1-2 tbsp almond butter • 1 tbsp honey • ½ cup small ice cubes

• ½ cup light almond milk • ¾ cup fresh strawberries

DIRECTIONS In a medium bowl combine water and oats. Microwave 1 minute. Stir in ¼ cup of the milk. Microwave 30 to 50 seconds more or until oats are very tender. Cool 5 minutes. In a blender combine oat mixture, the remaining ¼ cup milk, and the next four ingredients (through honey). Cover and blend until smooth, scraping container as needed. Add ice cubes; cover and blend until smooth. If desired, top each serving with additional fruit.

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Patient Success Spotlight

DISCOVER HOW TO LIVE PAIN-FREE

At Preferred PhysicalTherapy, you will receive hands-on therapy treatments by our friendly, caring health experts during focused and individualized sessions. It’s time to go to Preferred Physical Therapy if: • You’re tired of living in pain • You want to feel better and move better • You have been in an auto accident or injured on the job • You want to prevent injury 1. Call and talk to your therapist 2. Discover why your pain has come back 3. Get your custom recovery program

Cured us of this debilitating condition! “Don’t bother going anywhere else; Trevor and his staff, Rafael especially, who has hands of gold, are the best of the best when it comes to physical therapy. Not all physical therapists are created equal and after a number of bad experiences, we have finally found the right place. I had vertigo for 36 years and my husband recently developed it. Trevor cured us of this debilitating condition and actually showed us on the computer how it works. Truly amazing!” - Layla (Actual Google Review)

Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.

KNEE EXTENSION STRETCH While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Re-peat 6 times on each side. Strengthens Knees www.simpleset.net

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