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Natural Relief For 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. Arthritisoccurswhen there isabreakdownof thecartilage thatcovers theendsof thebones.Thiscartilage iswhatallows the joints in theelbows,ankles,kneesand hips to move with freedom. Without cartilage, the bones rub against one another with each movement and cause extreme pain. As the cartilage breaks down, so doesthebone,andastheshapeofthe jointchanges itbecomesevenmoredifficult 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 dealingwithcanstillcomeasashock. Insomecircumstancesthepaincanappear more abruptly, especially when the pain develops in association with a change in weather or other environmental circumstance. Learn more about how you can naturally relieve arthritis pain, visit our website at or call the clinic nearest you today!

When you experience an injury, dealing with the pain that comes as part of the aftermath isexpected.Whilerecoveringfroman injurycanbepainful,youcanfind comfort in theknowledge that thepain is temporary.Asyourbodyhealsandgoes throughthemotionsofbuildingmusclemassand improvingflexibility,withphysical therapy,youknowthat intimeyouwillfeel likeyourselfagain.Thisknowledgegives you something to work towards, and helps the pain be 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 insteaddevelopsovertimeasaresultofchronicuse,orevenasaresultofgenetic 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

There isa lotofcurrentresearchtryingtounderstandwhatpreciselycausesarthritis todevelop insomepeople,andnot inothers.Everyoneuses their jointseveryday, andwhile itmakessensethatsomuchpressurewouldcausepaintodevelopover 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.

Solutions For Ar thritis Pain

ANTI-INFLAMMATION AND ARTHRITIS One leading form of arthritis treatment is with the use of anti-inflammatory medication.Certaintypesofarthritisdevelopasaresultofabuild-upof inflammation in the body. Specifically, the tendons and ligaments become inflamed as a result ofan internalattackfromthe immunesystem,which istypicallytriggeredbysome combinationofenvironmentalfactors.Avoidingcertainfoodsandmovementscan reduce inflammation, and thereby reduce pain. OVERCOMING ARTHRITIS PAIN Turningtooverthecounterpainmedicationstocopewitharthritispain 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 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 issomecredibility tosomeof theseconcepts.Forexample, 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,beforeyoustartmakinganychanges toyour lifestyle, it isbest to consult with a physical therapist. For more information about how to rid your life of arthritis pain, contact us. 3 8 1 6 3 4 7 5 3 6 7 5 9 6 2 7 9 7 5 8 4



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Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing knee pain.

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INGREDIENTS • •3cupswhole-milkplainGreek yogurt • • ¼ cup pure maple syrup or honey • • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • • 1½ cups sliced strawberries • • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips

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DIRECTIONS Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir yogurt, maple syrup (or honey) and vanilla in a medium bowl. Spread on the prepared baking sheet into a 10-by-15-inch rectangle. Scatter the strawberries on top and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Freeze until very firm, at least 3 hours. To serve, cut or break into 32 pieces. To make ahead: Freeze airtightbetweensheetsofparchment forup to1month; letstandat room temperature for15minutesbeforeserving.Equipment:Parchmentpaper


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3 7 5 4 Knee Flexion Start on all fours with your knee angle at 90 degrees. Slowly lower your buttocks towards your heels until you feel a stretch in your knees. Return to the starting position, and repeat 6-10 times as needed. 2 3

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“You have given me another home!” “I am able to do things with my friends that I couldn’t have done without your hard work and patience. You have helped me learn how to sit and stand up straight and eat a healthier diet. You have also given me another home where I know I am always welcome! Thank you, Premier Therapy!” - C.S. 5 9 1 6 2 4 4 3 3 7 2 7 2 4 3

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