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June 8, 2022

What Is Happening?

Joint pain and body aches are commonly associated with those over 50, but as the hotter weather continues to come through, people in their 20’s and 30’s begin experiencing more and more pain related symptoms throughout their body.

Reasons Why You May Have Joint Pain:

  1. Dehydration – If you do not drink enough water throughout the day, you can expect to feel more sluggish and dehydrated. Water plays a very important role in our body, especially with the connective tissues surrounding our joints. Water helps nutrients move easily through the bloodstream and into your joints.
  2. Heat Cramping – Cramps in hotter weather last much longer than those which occur in cooler temperatures. Many people experience cramping when they exercise as it signals excessive strain on particular muscles. When we sweat, we lose electrolytes which hold minerals such as potassium sodium, calcium, and magnesium in order for our muscle to function correctly.
  3. Humidity – Our joints have baroreceptors, which are located in our joints and help our joints respond to changes in atmospheric pressure. As air pressure changes, the fluid causes our joints to decrease causing the joints to be stiff and cause pain.
  4. Vasodilation – Do you find your legs starting to ache when it’s warm outside? This is called vasodilation. When our body’s temperature increases our veins enlarge in size in order to increase blood flow to the skin, cool the body and circulate heat away from the central organs. However, as heart rate increases, some may accumulate fluid in the legs which can cause a lot of discomfort.

 

What can help with Joint Pain:

 

  1. Physical Therapy – Physical Therapists at Denville Medical have advanced techniques and equipment to really dig deep and break up adhesions and scar tissues within connective tissues to help allow fluid to flow more easily throughout the body. Try out our advanced therapies; EPAT, High Volt Ultrasound, and Cold Laser.
  2. Chiropractic Care – You may not know this, but one of the goals of a chiropractor is to make sure blood and fluids flow effortlessly throughout the body. This is why they are so keen on adjusting and realigning the body so they can remove any impingements that may be preventing the body from proper flow of fluids.
  3. Acupuncture – Cupping, needling and seeding are great ways to remove toxins from the body. This will increase the concentration amount of well needed vitamins, minerals and nutrients in the blood so your body can absorb the nutrients it really needs.

 

If we could offer you one piece of advice, it would be not to settle for mediocre medical treatment and therapeutic options. If you’re looking for a team of doctors and therapists who work together and take an interdisciplinary approach to healing, Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation is here for you. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your physical therapy goals and live your life, pain-free.

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May 30, 2022

For someone who has trouble walking and standing, gait training is a type of therapy which helps to improve their balance. If you have trouble getting around, gait training can help you regain your independence, even if you have an adaptive device.

Gait training helps with:

  • Joint and muscle strength
  • Posture and balance improvement
  • Endurance
  • Advancing muscle memory
  • Repetitive motion training
  • Reducing risks of falls
  • Increasing mobility

Who can best benefit from gait training?

If standing and walking are troublesome to do independently, gait training may be one of the best recommendations from a doctor. There are multiple conditions which influence one’s ability to walk independently. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Injuries to the spine
  • Fractures or broken bones in the legs or pelvis
  • Joint degradation, injuries, or surgeries
  • Strokes, brain injuries and other neurological conditions
  • Muscular Dystrophy and other musculoskeletal disorders

What can I expect from gait training?

Gait training typically uses machines, weights, and resistance to aid an individual to walk or stand. For instance, one may walk the treadmill with assistance or a harness. In addition, muscle strengthening exercises, coupled with physical therapy, will allow individuals to step over objects, lift their legs, sit and stand, and other activities.

The type of exercise, as well as the intensity and duration of training all depends on each individual patient’s specific condition, physical abilities, and goals.

To find out if gait training is right for you, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physical therapists. Click here to have our office reach out to you or call us directly at (973) 627-7888.

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April 12, 2022

As the weather begins to warm in New Jersey, we are more inclined to take part in outdoor physical activities. This can include longer walks, jogging, or playing sports.

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February 28, 2022

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a pain control technique which uses heat generated by radiofrequency waves to target specific nerves and interrupt their ability to send or block nerve pain signals for up to a year. It can provide lasting relief for people with chronic pain, especially in the lower back, neck and arthritic joints.

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February 28, 2022

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a pain control technique which uses heat generated by radiofrequency waves to target specific nerves and interrupt their ability to send or block nerve pain signals for up to a year. It can provide lasting relief for people with chronic pain, especially in the lower back, neck and arthritic joints.

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February 28, 2022

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a pain control technique which uses heat generated by radiofrequency waves to target specific nerves and interrupt their ability to send or block nerve pain signals for up to a year. It can provide lasting relief for people with chronic pain, especially in the lower back, neck and arthritic joints.

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February 28, 2022

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a pain control technique which uses heat generated by radiofrequency waves to target specific nerves and interrupt their ability to send or block nerve pain signals for up to a year. It can provide lasting relief for people with chronic pain, especially in the lower back, neck and arthritic joints.

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