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HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN Roll Around With Your Four-Legged Friend!
N E W S L E T T E R HIP, KNEE AND LEG PAIN Move Like You’re Seventeen Again!
INSIDE : • What Are The Symptoms? • Joint Mobilization
• Patient Success Spotlight • Relieve Pain In Minutes
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 inclosecoordination,givingus themobilitywe need. Between arthritis, injuries and age, however, paincanflareup. Ifyou’reexperiencinghip,kneeor 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. Hill ProMotion Physical
Therapy has pinpointed several leading causes of hip, knee and leg pain. See chart to the right>> 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.
Many causes for pain is the legs most likely are: • Arthritis
• Dislocation • Hip fracture • Sprains and strains • Tendonitis • Pinched nerves • Osteoporosis • Cancer
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Sometimes, a joint can become irritated, swollen, or misaligned as a result of injury, stress, poor posture, repetitive movement, or even as a result of age-related wear and tear. When this happens, the joint may not move correctly and become stiff and painful. This can lead to muscle weakness or even impingement and damage to nearby nerves. Specificconditionswhichourphysicaltherapyteamsuccessfullymanage with joint mobilizations include:
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 deeperproblems.Adecreased rangeofmotioncanalsobeasignofdeeper problems which may later result in hip, knee or leg pain. Sometimes, inactivitycancontribute to immobility—and laterpain. Ifyou’re limping, lurchingorareexperiencingbadbalance,contactaphysician.While some hip, knee and leg pains go away, those lasting longer than several months may be hinting at a deeper issue. 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. Agoodphysical therapyprogramcanassistwithpost-operation treatment, too. Ifyou’veundergonetreatmentforosteoporosis,dislocationorafracture, 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 tohelp,andwehaveyearsofexperiencebackingevery therapyoption. Contact us 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 WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
• Arthritis • Rotator cuff tears and sprains • Adhesive capsulitis • Medial or lateral epicondylitis
• Ankle sprains • Sciatica • Facet joint locking • Whiplash
Relieve 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. Repeat 5 times. Stretches Tight Muscles Joint issues are often the hidden underlying factors driving other types of injuries and ailments including muscle strains, ligament damage, and bursitis,so this iswhywestronglyencourageyou toconsultwithaphysical therapist with any type of acute or chronic dysfunction. Your joints could be contributing to your pain without you even realizing it!
Exercisescopyrightof Always consultyourphysical therapistorphysicianbefore startingexercisesyouareunsureofdoing. CALL US TODAY IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING BACK PAIN 816-607-7180
Patient Success Spotlights
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“Ready to continue to strengthen with the help of Hill Pro-Motion Physical Therapy!” “Went to visit my Orthopedic for the first time since ACL surgery. He is excited about my progress. By the end of the week, I will be leg brace free, crutches are already gone. Ready to continue to strengthen with the help of Hill Pro-Motion Physical Therapy!” Molly W.
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