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
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