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NEWSLETTER The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


Arthritis occurs when there is a breakdown of the cartilage that covers the ends of the bones. This cartilage is what allows the joints in the elbows, ankles, knees and hips to move with freedom. Without cartilage, the bones would rub against one another with each movement, and would cause extreme pain. As the cartilage breaks down, so, typically, does the bone, and as the shape of the joint changes it becomes even more difficult for it to function smoothly. Furthermore, the ligaments and tendons around the joint will often stiffen, and the muscles surrounding the joint will weaken, making it altogether more difficult and painful to move. While arthritis pain typically develops gradually, the realization of what you are dealing with can still come as a shock. In some circumstances the pain will appear more abruptly, especially when the pain develops in association with a change in weather or other environmental circumstance.

When you experience an injury, dealing with the pain that comes as part of the aftermath is expected. While painful, most of the time when recovering from an injury you can find comfort in the knowledge that the pain is temporary. As your body heals, as you go through the motions of building your muscle mass back and improving flexibility with physical therapy, you know that in time you will feel like yourself again. This knowledge gives you something to work towards, and helps the pain feel more manageable—even when it is intense, and never-fleeting. Arthritis pain is different. Arthritis doesn’t develop as a result of an injury, but instead develops over time as a result of chronic use, or even as a result of genetic disposition.  This can make dealing with the pain of arthritis even more difficult to cope with, as it begs the question: if the pain is coming from inside the joint, is there anything I can actually do about it? UNDERSTANDING ARTHRITIS PAIN Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic condition to affect the joints. Almost 30 million adults in the United States struggle with the condition, and while it can influence anyone of any age, it most frequently develops among those who are most prone to overuse—those who are over the age of 65.

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joints every day, and while it makes sense that so much pressure would cause pain to develop over time, it doesn’t explain why the pain develops when and where it does, and why it happens to some people and not to others. ANTI-INFLAMMATION AND ARTHRITIS One leading form of arthritis treatment is with the use of anti-inflammatory medication. Certain types of arthritis develop as a result of a build-up of inflammation in the body. Specifically, the tendons and ligaments become inflamed as a result of an internal attack from the immune system, which is typically triggered by some combination of environmental factors. Avoiding certain foods and movements can reduce inflammation, and thereby reduce pain. PHYSICAL THERAPY AND ARTHRITIS Physical therapy is highly recommended for the treatment of arthritis because it can strengthen and support the joints through guided practice of movement and strength building exercises. Typically, the best activities for arthritis pain are low-impact activities. Working with a physical therapist is the best way to ensure that you are practicing the best techniques for overcoming your discomfort. There is a long list of home remedies that are said to help with arthritis pain as well, and there is some credibility to some of these concepts. For example, losing weight, exercising regularly, and making some dietary changes such as reducing caffeine and sugar consumption are said to help alleviate pain associated with arthritis. However, before you start making any changes to your lifestyle, it is best to consult with a physical therapist. For more information about how to rid your life of arthritis pain, contact us.

Turning to over the counter pain medications to cope with arthritis pain is ineffective as a long-term solution. While some of the medications may provide temporary relief, they will not help you overcome the pain for good. Physical therapy, on the other hand, can provide actual relief from arthritis by helping to rebuild strength in the joints through targeted movements and flexibility exercises.   There is a lot of current research trying to understand what precisely causes arthritis to develop in some people, and not in others. Everyone uses their

Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes Try this movement to relieve hip pain.


• 1 1/3 cups all- purpose flour • 1/2 tsp baking powder INGREDIENTS

SIT TO STAND Start by scooting close to the front of the chair. Next, lean forward at your trunk and reach forward with your arms and rise to standing without using your hands to push off from the chair or other object. Use your arms as a counter-balance by reach- ing forward when in sitting and lower them as you approach standing. Repeat 15 times. Alwaysconsultyourphysical therapistorphysician beforestartingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing.

• 1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread • 1/2 cup brown sugar • 1 egg • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 3/4 cup chopped toasted hazelnuts

• 1/2 tsp baking soda • 1/4 tsp kosher salt • 1/2 cup butter, softened • 1/2 cup sugar

DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375˚. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Set aside. In another bowl, combine butter, chocolate hazelnut spread, sugar, and brown sugar. Using an electric mixer, cream ingredients together, about 4 min. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1 min. Using a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, stir in flour mixtureuntil mixed.Addhazelnuts and stir until mixed. Spoon out the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet, spacing the mounds about 4” apart. Use the tines of a fork to flatten the cookie dough. Bakeuntil lightlygoldenaround theedges,about10-12min.Useametalspatula to transfer the cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

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Have You Met Your Annual Insurance Deductible? IF YOU'VE MET YOUR ANNUAL INSURANCE DEDUCTIBLE, YOU COULD QUALIFY FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY AT NO COST TO YOU! An insurance deductible is the amount of money that you must pay before your insurance company pays for your medical services. If your deductible is met, your Physical Therapy may not cost you anything. 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. This means that the cost of physical therapy could be minimal or completely covered by the patient’s insurance plan. 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! Get a head start for 2020 now by scheduling your consultation today at (310) 833-0300 !

“I’M FEELING BETTER, STRONGER AND MORE ENERGETIC!” “This is the best place to come and feel better after an injury, surgery or simply trying to get physically fit. I have joined a daily six week course, and after only the first week, I’m feeling better, stronger and more energetic . At Advance Balance Studio, you will receive the best service, and they set goals for each individual’s needs that will work for you. Dr. Donayre is a very professional, caring person. His main objectives are to make you feel better and move better.”

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Theprognosisofmemory lossanddifficulty with cognition is hard to fathom if you’ve never watched it happen in a loved one. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but that does not mean there is no hope. A lot of research and attention has been put into helping people with Alzheimer’s disease live longer, happier, healthier lives, and there have been several breakthroughs in recent years that are incredibly encouraging. One such breakthrough is the realization that being active and engaging in targeted exercises can often delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. EXERCISE IS BELIEVED TO HELP ALZHEIMER’S IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS: • Exercise can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s for those who are exhibiting

need to be successful with your workout plan. Physical therapy helps to stave off Alzheimer’s by combining target exercises and physical activity with cognitive training and socialization. By staying active, exercising your mind and body, managing stress and doing your best to live an overall healthy lifestyle, you will put yourself in the best position possible to put off the advancement of Alzheimer’s and enjoy life for years to come. Don’t attempt to fight Alzheimer’s on your own. Getting involved in a prevention program can pair you with the skills and support you need to stay healthy. Call us at (310) 833-0300 to find out how we can help make a prevention plan that’s right for you.

early symptoms, as well as reduce the risk of developing the disease for those whohaveastronggeneticpredisposition to the condition. • Exercise improves balance and coordination, which reduces the risk of injury from a fall and thereby reduces risk of inhibited mobility. H O W P H Y S I C A L T H E R A P Y P R O V I D E S S U P P O R T F O R ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Working with a physical therapist is a smart choice when you are facing Alzheimer’s. As part of a targeted program that is designed to introduce the best exercise practices to support optimal cognition, you will learn a series of exercises, helpful lifestyle strategies, and get the encouragement you


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