After a few weeks of physical therapy, this patient's knee was back to 100% and pain-free.
I share this because an X-ray can give some good information but it does not tell everything. If the knee pain was solely due to arthritis, how is it possible their pain was entirely gone after a few weeks of therapy? Perhaps the arthritis was not the root cause of the pain. In this case, the patient also had tight muscles surrounding the knee, weak hamstrings, and poor control of the knee when stepping down off curbs and stairs. Working on those things resolved the pain.
To find out it if physical therapy will help you call/text or email for a free consultation. I would love to hear your story. If I am unable to help you I would love to try to find someone who will help you.
-Dr. Dalin Hansen, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Hot weather can cause havoc on your body so enjoy outdoor exercise in the morning or evening avoiding the hottest part of the day.
Extra water will help you avoid heat exhaustion. Make sure to drink plenty of water before and after you exercise. Be sure to take a cool water bottle with you while you're out
Avoid clothes that don’t provide protection. It’s tempting to shed layers when it’s hot out but wear clothes that are breathable and lightweight but keep your protected from the rays.
Take care of your skin. Wear sunscreen. A golden tan skin might be beautiful but sunburns and skin cancer are not, so go get a spray on tan and put your sunscreen on.
The best time to take greater control of your health and empower yourself to be active is now. For guidance on things you can do to get more active, contact me. I want to help you to avoid surgery, live without painkillers, and live the life you knew before you had pain! Call/Text or email me:
Dr. Dalin Hansen, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Dalin Hansen, PT, DPT
Passionate practitioner dedicated to empowering others to take control of their health.