Does Arthritis Affect You?


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December 2016

Does Arthritis Affect You? Relieve your pain fast, safe and naturally!

Do you find yourself feeling sore and achy in one or more of your joints? It is possible, that youmay be experiencing the symptoms of osteoarthritis. According to the American Arthritis Association, Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis affecting people as they age. There are many reasons why people get OA, but the main one is that we are all living longer. Thus, there is more wear and tear on joint cartilage, causing inflammation and pain after activity. Symptoms of Osteoarthritis Arthritis in the spine, knees, hips, and fingers are the most common areas for Osteoarthritis to occur. The symptoms typically come on slowly, but as the disease continues more symptoms occur such as: • Pain in the joints • Tenderness in one or more joints • Stiffness after periods of sitting or inactivity - this is especially noted when getting up in the morning • Flare-ups of pain and inflammation after using the arthritic joint • Sounds or sensations of bone rubbing on bone when moving the joint Causes of Osteoarthritis While the exact mechanisms of how OA starts are not known, a lifestyle of inactivity, weakness in and around the joint, injury or disease can accelerate OA in people, even in young adults. Your cartilage is a shock absorber for your joints and depends on your overall health and nutrition to survive the relentless daily pounding it takes. Over time, joint alignment and muscle weakness can significantly affect the pressure on the cartilage causing it to wear down faster.

What Can Help Arthritis Pain? Many people think that once they have arthritis nothing can be done about it, except take medication and in the worst case, prepare for a joint replacement surgery. However, what most people don’t know is that physical therapy is one of the most cost effective treatments for OA and can help relieve painful symptoms significantly. Whether you have been suffering for a short or long time, a lot can be done to help your joint pain and mobility. Our specialized physical therapy addresses your individual problem, improving joint mobility, and strengthening the muscles around the painful joints. In addition, gentle treatments are performed to relieve pain, swelling and restore balance to the affected joint. Our programs teach you valuable techniques on how to maintain your joint health so you can get back to the activities you enjoy. Therefore, you can have a life with less pain and more movement. Call us today to learn more about our arthritis pain reducing programs!

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Are You Over The Age of 31? Do You Suffer With Any of The Following Symptoms?

• Pain while kneeling or squatting • Soreness after walking • Difficulty standing for > 20 mins • Pain when trying to sleep • Pain when driving > 30 mins • Difficulty walking or running

Learn How To Alleviate Your Pain Naturally With This FREE Book


Exercise For Hip Pain

PRONE HIP EXTENSION Good stretch for those with tight hips While lying face down with your knee straight, slowly raise up leg off the ground. Repeat 8 times on each side.

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