The Story of Steroid Knee Injections and Healthcare in America

As a physical therapist, I’m often asked by patients about steroid injections for knee arthritis pain. I’ve worked with many who’ve received them, only to find mixed results. For some individuals they’ve been a lifesaver, the pain-relieving effects lasted for months. Others may have noticed improvement for several days, only to have the same pain return within a week. And for others, they noticed absolutely no difference. So what gives? Why such mixed results?

Research on steroid injections for chronic pain due to arthritis reveals less than stellar results. One study even found the use of injections accelerated the breakdown of healthy cartilage in the knee and had no impact on reported pain levels in those who received the injections.

Interpreting the Results

Understanding what’s happening here requires us to take a step back and look at the big picture of the human body. And the way our medical system views the body and the healing...

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Observation is One of the Most Powerful Skills You Possess

Stillness, quiet, and thoughtful observation are skills easily lost in today's distracted world, but are among some of the most powerful skills you can possess.

By learning how to observe and learn from yourself you can start to make small steps toward improving your health in the long term. There are no quick fixes, and observation is a necessary skill for making steady improvement!

Treating the world as a learning environment is one of the first skills we cultivate in our clients. It is one of the most important steps you can take toward reaching your goals. Try something today to be still and just observe.

 

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What is a Movement Practice?

At ABC, we've helped our clients find their best life by establishing a regular movement practice. So what is a movement practice?

A movement practice is a set of corrective exercises working toward larger, natural movement patterns like squatting, walking, and getting on and off the floor. All of these moves are key to being healthy and well! 

Through this process, we teach mindfulness, positivity, and growth. The key word here is "practice"... we don't preach perfection and emphasize this process takes time, observation, and patience! A movement practice is meant to change over time. 

Most importantly, we teach you to think through the process so you don't have to depend on us forever, but we are here for problem-solving and guidance whenever you need it! If you are ready to learn more about a movement practice, contact us to schedule your FREE consultation today!

 

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Mindful Movement is For Everyone

At the core of our philosophy is helping our clients build a mindful movement practice.

A mindful movement practice is different from a typical fitness routine, but can be a great supplement to any type of exercise! In our years of experience, we've noticed mindful movement is one of the most overlooked components of health habits.

We teach that mindful movement is for everyone, from anyone who considers themselves an elite athlete to those who would describe themselves as couch potatoes.

Contact us today for a free consultation to set goals and learn what mindful movement can bring to your life!

 

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The Most Important Components of Living Your Best Life

In case you needed this reminder today... Remember to always be forgiving and kind to yourself. Meeting your goals to live your best life takes dedication and focus on the long term benefits. 

Some days this can get difficult. Really difficult. Showing yourself patience is what will keep you moving forward, even when the going gets tough! Tell us, how are you showing yourself kindness today?

 

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Not Living the Life You Want to Live?

Not living the life you want to live? Are you running out of energy before the end of the day? Living with chronic pain? Not feeling confident enough to get out and do the things you love?

What if we told you that you (yes, YOU!) have the potential to create change in your life for the better today? If you're struggling with feeling your best, just know you have the power to change your life no matter where you are starting from.

The power of positive thought is real but sometimes you need a little help along the way. We would love to help you along your journey! Whether you are looking for help with health goal setting or know what you already want, we are here to help find solutions that work for you. 

Schedule a free consultation with us today and we can help you find your path toward living a better life!

 

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Is Your Movement Right for You?

Yeah, we said it.

At ABC, we spend most of our day helping people figure out not only how to move more, but move better.... We believe that any movement is better than no movement but also see it as our responsibility to highlight the differences between different forms of movement.

Depending on what your goals are not all movement is equal. For example, for heart and lung health riding a bicycle is a great choice. But if you are looking to avoid osteoarthritis in your hips, walking overground is where it's at!

We are passionate about helping you find the forms of movement that help you live your best life today and for years to come. Reach out to us with any questions you may have about whether or not your movement routines will help you meet your goals!

 

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Just a Simple Reminder...

Just a simple reminder: movement each and every day is essential! So tell us, how are you getting your move on today? 

 

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The Downside of Convenience

Humans were intended to move, and move often. Our movement impacts not only our physical health, but also our mental health and overall well-being. 

By focusing on a lifestyle of convenience, we've deprived ourselves opportunities for better health. Making our lives less convenient actually results in better quality of life!

Think about the last time you felt like you had all the energy you wanted to get through the day... the answer is likely years ago. It might seem counterintuitive to make yourself work MORE throughout the day in order to have MORE energy, but that's what we are here to help with! 

Need guidance to get started on a movement-based lifestyle? Reach out to us and we would be happy to help! 
 

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How Often Are You Thinking About Your Movement?

One of the most important questions we can ask ourselves. If you're not getting the health results you are looking for, your movement is likely a huge factor!

Movement really comes down to a matter of convenience....Today moving more to accomplish our daily tasks is viewed as an inconvenience. But what if you could drastically improve your health by making your life less convenient?

Small simple moves like parking at the end of the parking lot or taking the stairs instead of the elevator add up. By thinking about the small changes you can make throughout the day to move more you can change your health for the better!

What ideas do you have for making your life less convenient today?

 

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