Fleming PT_Relieving Low Back, Hip and Knee Arthritis Pain

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RELIEVING LOW BACK, HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS “The New Year Brings Cheer, Not Pain!”

Inside: • 6 Tips To Help Arthritis Pain

• Tasty Recipe

• Relieve Hip Pain In Minutes

• Patient Success Spotlight

Do you suffer from back, knee or hip pain? It is possible you may have osteoarthritis in those joints. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. With OA, there is a breakdown in the cartilagecovering theendsofbones.As thecartilage wears away, the bones become exposed and rub against each other. The deterioration of cartilage also affects the shape andmakeup of the joint so that it no longer functions

either hands-on physical therapy (treatment group) or a pill that actually did nothing to help their pain without them knowing (placebo group). 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. They showed significant improvements in their pain, mobility and function. 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 one year, patients in the treatment group still were doing great in terms of less pain and more mobility. Other benefits included less need for surgery with only 5% of patients in the treatment group having undergone surgery as compared to 20% with the placebo group. Ifyouaresufferingfromosteoarthritis,ourphysicaltherapytreatmentsrelieve your pain. Isn’t it time you did something about your pain and movement? Callus todayatFlemingPhysicalTherapy to learnmoreaboutourARTHRITIS PROGRAM so we can make a positive difference in your life.

ROBERT FLEMING PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, Owner

smoothly. The ligaments and tendons around the joint become stiff and the muscles that support the joint become weak. This leads to even more painful rubbing of the joint surfaces. There are many studies and patient success stories promoting the effectiveness of physical therapy for osteoarthritis. Our expert therapists at Fleming Physical Therapy are trained specifically in treating patients suffering from osteoarthritis and work to obtain optimal results. Study Shows How to Relieve OA Pain In a medical study, 83 patients with osteoarthritis were assigned to receive

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