Ascent PT : Relieving Low Back, Hip, And Knee Arthritis Pain

Our Monthly Climb The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body


INSIDE: • Find Arthritis Pain Relief • Turkey Meatballs Recipe • Arthritis and Physical Therapy • Patient Success Spotlight

Our Monthly Climb 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 Ascent Physical Therapy can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today: 503.427.0118 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

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Turkey Meatballs

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

Relieves Knee Pain

Knee Extension Stretch

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

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

• 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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Patient Success Spotlight

Staff Spotlight

Taylor Simms Office Manager Taylor started off the Summer as the maid of honor in her cousin’s wedding and a bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding. After all the bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners and wedding days, she snuck off to her annual family vacation in Bend, OR. While in Bend, her family hiked Steelhead falls, played cornhole and tested out new breweries, when they weren’t hanging out by the pool! The number of tacos consumed at the breweries inspired her to start a tradition for every Tuesday. She now plans to visit a different taco spot in the Portland Area every taco Tuesday in search for the best taco in town. Have any recommendations? Let her know at your next appointment!

“I am planning on playing volleyball again!”

“I have been playing volleyball for 45 years but was having knee pain from severe arthritis. I had a total knee replacement to fix the arthritis. Now I’m planning on playing volleyball again on March 8th in Canby! Ascent PhysicalTherapy has been a fantastic place for me. I would recommend Ascent tomy familyandeveryone Iknow. Iwillalso recommendmyDoctor to tell more people about Ascent Physical Therapy. Thanks! ” - Glen D.

Has Your Pain Come Back?

Special Offer

Don’t let arthritis pain become a way of life!

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.


Call 503.427.0118 to schedule your appointment today!

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16126 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr #200 Happy Valley, OR 97086

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