Peak Performance: Relieving Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis

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(continued from outside) What Is Arthritis, Exactly? Beforeknowinghowtorelievearthriticpain,you’llneedtounderstand it.Arthritis— TO TREAT ARTHRITIS PAIN Take Your Next Step

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 injuries.These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by:

• Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout

Simply walking can causearthritis in the lower back, hip andknee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue. This type of arthritis, called degenerative arthritis—or osteoarthritis—is the most common kind of arthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or itsslick,cushionedsurface—iswornaway,bone rubsagainstbone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment. Arthritis & Physical Therapy Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. During physical therapy, the individual is trained to reach maximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. https://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis.php | https://www.arthritis. org/about-arthritis/where-it-hurts/back-pain/causes/back-arthritis.php | https://www.arthritis-health.com/ blog/7-core-exercises-relieve-back-and-hip-arthritis-pain | https://www.arthritis-health.com/blog/4-types- arthritis-cause-sacroiliac-joint-pain

The Peak Perspective

As the summer days get longer and we’re spending more time enjoying activities outside, Peak Performance Physical Therapy wants to be there for you. We can assist you with improving your golf game with our TPI Golf Assessment, get you back to the playing field or back to doing everyday activities with our patient specific care. - Jill Marlan

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