Knee Pain Treatment

What is it?

The knee is the largest joint in the body and joins the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). It is a hinge joint (similar to how a door swings open and shut) and helps raise and lower the body. The knee provides stability when in an upright position and is critical for gross mobility. Pain often occurs from repeated stress on the knee, contact or non-contact injury, lack of use, or simply aging. Knee pain can also be related to inflammation (such as arthritis), or less commonly, rarer diseases or conditions. Knee pain can produce a variety of symptoms, including throbbing pain, swelling, instability, or joint stiffness. Some may also find the knee hard to bend or straighten, unable to bear weight, or hear and feel “popping” or “clicking”.

knee pain causesCauses

Knee pain can vary in severity and have a multiple causes, a few examples are:

  • Ligament sprains or tears (commonly ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, or MPFL)
  • Tendonitis (commonly patellar, IT band, or quadriceps)
  • Muscle strains (quadriceps, hamstrings, calf)
  • Meniscus tears
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Total knee replacement or other surgery
  • Chondromalacia patella
  • Bursitis -Fractures -Bone bruise
  • Poor strength and balance
  • Inactivity or overactivity –Improper footwear

knee painWhat We Treat

SportsCare Physical Therapists regularly rehabilitate a variety of knee conditions including but not limited to:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Total knee replacement
  • Meniscus surgery (meniscectomy or repair)
  • Ligament repairs and reconstruction (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, MPFL)
  • Tendon repairs (quadriceps, hamstrings)
  • Rehab following injections (PRP, stem cell, HA, or cortisone)
  • Ligament sprains and tears
  • Muscle strains and tears
  • Tendinitis (patellar, quadriceps, IT band, hamstrings)
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures and bone bruises
  • Chondromalacia patella (also known as patellofemoral pain, anterior knee pain, or runner’s knee)

knee pain treatmentTreatment 

SportsCare Physical Therapists will first perform a thorough professional evaluation of your injury or concern. After discussing your goals, activity level, and general health they will create a treatment plan individualized to your needs. 

Therapy may include:

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