Physical Therapy for Knee Pain
Can Physical Therapy Help Knee Pain?
Yes! Physical Therapy can be an extremely effective treatment for knee pain. Physical therapy involves the use of exercises, stretches, and other techniques to improve mobility and strength in the knee, as well as reduce pain and inflammation.
What causes Knee Pain?
Knee pain can be caused by many different things. Some people experience acute knee pain due to mechanical injuries like a sports injury, falls, and other accidents. Many other people experience knee pain due to slowly progressing things like arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis, and other chronic issues. Your therapist will perform a thorough examination to determine the most likely cause of your knee pain and develop an individualized plan of care to treat it.
What can I expect at my Physical Therapy appointments for Knee Pain?
We provide a unique and individualized plan of care for every patient, however there are a few things that are common in Physical Therapy for Knee Pain. Your physical therapist may use a variety of techniques to help you recover from your knee injury or condition, some of them may including:
Range of motion exercises: These exercises help to improve flexibility and mobility in the knee joint.
Strengthening exercises: These exercises help to improve the strength and stability of the muscles around the knee, which can help to reduce pain and improve function.
Balance and proprioception exercises: These exercises help to improve balance and stability, which can help to reduce the risk of falls and injuries.
Gait training: Your physical therapist may teach you how to walk in a way that places less stress on your knee and helps to reduce pain.
Manual therapy: This may include techniques such as massage or joint mobilization to help improve mobility and reduce pain.
Modalities for pain as. needed
It's important to work with a physical therapist who is experienced in treating knee conditions and who can tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.