Active Health: Relieve Low Back, Hip & Knee Arthritis Pain

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RELIEVE LOWBACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS PAIN “The Sky’s The Limit When There’s Pain Relief!”

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• 6 Tips To Help Your Arthritis Pain • Healthy Recipe

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlights

The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape and makeup of the joint so that it no longer functions smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint becomeweak.This leadstoevenmorepainfulrubbingofthe jointsurfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Active Health Performance Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain Inamedicalstudy,83patientswithosteoarthritiswereassigned toreceive either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually didnothing tohelp theirpainwithout themknowing (placebogroup).Tests were done to measure how well the people were doing 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 1 year later. The results were very impressive with the patients who had hands-on physical therapy combined with gentle, specific exercises. Theyshowedsignificant improvements in theirpain,mobilityandfunction.

By 8 weeks, patients were able to walk further and faster with much less, or completely resolved pain. Their joint stiffness, aches and mobility had improved by 55% as compared to the group who had no treatment. At oneyear, patients in the treatment group still weredoing great in terms of lesspainandmoremobility.Otherbenefits included lessneed forsurgery withonly5%ofpatients in the treatmentgrouphavingundergonesurgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. If you are suffering from osteoarthritis, our physical therapy treatments relieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Call us today at Active Health Performance Therapy to learn moreaboutourARTHRITISPROGRAMsowecanmakeapositivedifference in your life. Annals of Internal Medicine: February 1, 2000 vol. 132 no. 3 173-181. Gail D. Deyle, MPT; Nancy E. Henderson, PhD, MPT; Robert L. Matekel, MPT; Michael G. Ryder, MPT; Matthew B. Garber, MPT; and StephenC.Allison,PhD,MPT,ECS

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