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Your hips, knees and legs are the strongest part of your body that supports your weight. These joints are tough and work in close coordination, giving us the mobilitywe need to stand, walk, climb the stairs, or even perform sports activities. With frequent use, injuries may happen. As we age, arthritis can occur. In both cases, pain is present and can hinder us fromdoing the things we love. If you are experiencing any hip, knee, or leg pain, give us a call to schedule so we can take a closer look and take care of you. WHAT CAUSES HIP, KNEE, AND LEG PAIN? Hip, knee, and leg pain are surprisingly common, and their causes cancome from a variety of things. If you are experiencing any pain in your leg, knowing where it hurts, when it started and what type of pain can help narrow down the cause. Mayo Clinic has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee, and leg pain. Whilemany causes exist, themost common causes are: •Arthritis

While some causes are more severe than others, a physician can help identify which one is more likely causing your pain. As our body ages, cartilage in between joints wears down and joints become inflamed therefore, reducing the “buffer” between bones. In some cases, limited blood flow may cause bone tissue death or necrosis. If you are experiencing redness, inflammation, and severe joint stiffness,

Inmany cases, physical therapy can help patients recover frompain and increase leg mobility through manual therapy techniques, flexibility and strengthening exercises. A good physical therapy program may help you avoid surgery altogether. Depending on the severity of your condition physical therapy can also assist with both preoperative and postoperative treatment too. If you have undergone treatment for osteoporosis, dislocation, or fracture, your therapist can help you reclaim full mobility—and a healthy lifestyle. From start to finish, we are dedicated to your ongoing wellness. On every level, physical therapy serves to enhance your quality of life. We are here to help you, andwe have years of experience backing every therapy option. Contact one of our providers today, and tell us about your symptoms.

the condition may be severe. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

While leg pain is noticeable by a slew of symptoms, many sticks out. Aching or stiffness around the hip, groin, back, or thigh may be a sign of a deeper issue. A decreased range of motion can also be a sign of underlying problems which may later result in hip, knee, or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivity can contribute to immobility—and later pain. Contact your physician if you noticed sudden unexplained swelling and joint deformation, if you noted limping, lurching, or are experiencing poor balance. While some hip, knee, and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting a deeper issue.

•Tendonitis •Pinched nerves •Osteoporosis •Cancer

•Dislocation •Hip fracture •Sprains and strains

For more information on how physical therapy may benefit you, call your physical therapist at 301.352.8370 (Glenn Dale) or 301.856.8386 (Clinton).




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