Knee pain can be caused from overuse, poor leg alignment, repetitive motion, twisting, hyperextending, and impact. The structures of the knee that cause pain include the joints, tendons, ligaments, meniscus, muscles, and nerves. Because the knee is used for daily functions like walking, balance, standing, and climbing stairs, knee pain can be debilitating.
How can My PT help my knee pain?
Custom Physical Therapy can help. An evaluation is performed first to find out why the knee hurts. This will include assessing posture, neck range of motion, muscle strength, knee joint mobility, special tests, sensation testing, and palpation.
Next, a treatment plan is recommended. This can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and the use of therapeutic modalities. Clients are asked to return for follow up visits to assess response to treatment so there is a natural progression of treatment.
Treatment plans could range from 1-3 visits per week. Depending on the severity of the problem, treatment may continue as needed. Because the body is dynamic and different events in life can affect progress, on going maintenance treatment can be very effective at controlling symptoms from worsening or returning.
What knee conditions does My PT treat?
- Meniscus Tears
- Ligament Sprains
- ACL, PCL, LCL, MCL Tears
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Runner’s Knee
- Jumper’s Knee
- Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
What other symptoms happen to the knee?
- Difficulty standing
- Difficulty walking
- Knee buckling or giving out