Nova Rehab_Relieving Low Back, Hip, and Knee Arthritis Pain

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Newsletter The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


What Causes Lower Back, Hip, and Knee Arthritis? Because arthritis is a catch-all term, pinpointing what causes arthritis may be difficult. In most cases, arthritis is caused by injuries. These injuries degenerate bones, joints and cartilage, resulting in the pain. Arthritis can also be caused by: • Infections, such as Lyme disease • An immune system dysfunction • The inheritance of osteoarthritis • An abnormal metabolism, which leads to gout Simply walking can cause arthritis in the lower back, hip and knee. Our legs wear down as they’re used. Sometimes, old age is simply the culprit as use wears away at our joints and bone tissue.This type of arthritis, called degenerativearthritis—orosteoarthritis—is themostcommonkindofarthritis. When the leg’s cartilage—or its slick, cushioned surface—is worn away, bone rubs against bone. This pain, stiffness and swelling requires professional osteoarthritis treatment.

If you’re constantly facing lower back, hip and knee pain—you might be feeling arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 54.4 million U.S. adults are diagnosed with some form of arthritis per year. As we age, our bones wear down. Are yours? If they are, don’t worry. It’s possible to alleviate the symptoms. It’s even possible to eliminate them entirely. If you have regular aches and pains, Before knowing how to relieve arthritic pain, you’ll need to understand it. Arthritis—or the painful stiffness, or inflammation, of joints—isn’t a single disease. The term “arthritis” is an informal explanation of joint pain and disease in general. Over 100 types of arthritis exist, asserts the Arthritis Foundation. People of all ages, races and sex can get it. It’s also the leading cause of ongoing disability in America. If you are suffering from arthritis symptoms, seeing a physical therapist at Nova Rehabilitation can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: 703-723-4088 keep reading. We have a solution. What Is Arthritis, Exactly?


How Physical Therapy Can Help Regardless of the cause of arthritis, physical therapy serves a purpose in most cases. Often, severe arthritis may require medication, hot and cold therapy or even surgery. While maintaining a healthy weight, exercise and a good diet help, medical intervention may eventually be needed. Duringphysical therapy, the individual is trained to reachmaximum mobility. They may also undergo exercises that reduce the pressure on arthritic spots. If a patient has undergone surgery, post-op physical therapy can help them reclaim their mobility—as well as their lifestyle. If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis, you still have options. Contact one of our therapists today, and ask about ongoing physical therapy treatment to restore mobility, comfort and quality of life. Sources

Call 703-723-4088 to schedule an appointment with your physical therapist today!

Turkey Meatballs

Relieve Knee Pain In Minutes Try this simple exercise to keep you moving

Relieves Knee Pain

Knee Extension Stretch

INGREDIENTS • 1 lb ground turkey • 1 large egg beaten • 1/4 cup shaved parmesan

While sitting, tighten your top thigh muscle to press the back of your knee downward towards the ground. Repeat 6 times on each leg.

• 1 tsp basil • 1 tsp salt

• 1/2 tsp ground black pepper • 1 (24 oz) jar red pasta sauce • 1/2 lb whole grain spaghetti

• 1 tsp garlic powder • 1 tsp onion powder

Directions Preheat broiler on high for 5 minutes. Combine all meatball ingredients in large bowl. Useyourhands tomix the ingredients.Usea1.5 tablespooncookiescoop toscoop18 meatballsontoa rimmedcookiesheet.Broilon top rack for5minutes. Ina largeskillet, bring pasta sauce to a low simmer. Add in cooked meatballs and simmer together for 5-10minutesoruntilmeatballsarecompletelycooked through.Servewithyourchoice of pasta, fresh basil, more parmesan and enjoy!

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2 3 8 6 Chris Kirby Smith PTA, BS Kinesiology Chris Kirby-Smith has been treating patients at NOVA Rehabilitation since January 2017. 2 1 4


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1. Feel free to call us and ask to speak to your therapist . 2. Your therapist can discuss with you why your pain is bothering you again and what you might do about it at home. 3. If further assessment is warranted, your therapist might recommend you come in for an appointment. Has Your Pain Come Back? n° 26328 - Level Medium 6 7 1 7 9 3 5 9 7 6 5 2 3 9 6 1 3 1 2 4 8 1 2 3 9 3 8 2 8 7 Call To Talk to Your Therapist Today 703-723-4088 n°28718 n°225044 n° 225044 - Level Medium 3 4 6 1 9 Do More, Feel Better & Save Money This Holiday Season! 3 5 9 2 6 n° 222047 - Level Medium 3 2 4 1 8 4 Have You Met Your Deductible Yet? Have you met your annual insurance deductible or out of pocket maximum? If you have, your therapy may be free or you may have just a small co-payment. How do you check to see if you have met these limits? You can call your insurance and ask them or you can call us and we will gladly check your benefits for you. 5 7 6 8 1 5 7 2 9 8 7 8 6 1 5 2 6 4 9 6 1 2 8 5

9 8 6 5 Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, the study of human movement, from the University of Maryland, College Park, School of Public Health in 2009. Chris graduated fromCarroll Community College’s Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2011. Chris has helped patients at NOVA Rehabilitation reach or exceed their goals with hands-on manual techniques and personalized therapeutic exercises. Chris also utilizes IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) techniques and kinesio taping to help patient’s return to or surpass their previous level of function. Outside of the clinic, Chris enjoys outdoor activities including playing golf, hiking, camping, surfing, snowboarding, and riding off-road trials with his wife and 2 dogs. Chris dedicates time to training to reach his own goals attending HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and CROSSFIT classes. 9 n° 229777 - Level Medium 7 3 9 6 1 6 2 8 9 4 3 5 4 8 2

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