Physical Therapy For Knee Pain
Did you know that October is National Physical Therapy Month? Here at Island Sports Physical Therapy, we do not want your quality of life reduced by any bodily pain. That is why it is important to seek out physical therapy treatment for any discomfort you may be experiencing, especially when involving your knees!
Your knees are two of the most important joints in your body. Not only do they bear a majority of your body weight, but they also allow for movements such as running and walking to take place. When you begin to suffer pain in this area, it can quickly drag down your quality of life. Our team can provide you with physical therapy sessions needed to correct any issue you may be experiencing including knee injuries and get you back to full strength.
Common Causes Of Knee Pain
Due to the makeup of the knee joints, various factors can lead to pain in this area. Our team is well versed in this and will perform a full evaluation to determine the problem you are currently facing. Doing so is the first step in the recovery process. Should you find yourself faced with any of the below complications, physical therapy sessions can likely be used to help:
- ACL issues.
- Knee fractures.
- Torn meniscus.
- Knee bursitis.
- Patella tendonitis.
When To See A Doctor
Sometimes, the pain we experience within our body can go away on its own with a few days worth of rest. Just because you’re dealing with knee pain, it doesn’t mean a serious issue has occurred. However, when you fail to seek treatment and are dealing with an actual problem, you put yourself at risk for developing long-term complications. To prevent this from happening, be sure to reach out to our team if you find yourself dealing with the following:
- Inability to bear weight on the knee.
- The knee continually feels as if it is about to give out.
- Limited mobility.
- A visible deformity in the joint.
- Extreme pain coincides with an injury.
What Is Physical Therapy?
Our team will likely suggest physical therapy as the first type of treatment that is tried for patients racked with knee pain. Physical therapy utilizes therapeutic stretches and strengthening exercises to promote healing from within an injured area. These physical activities could be just what your knee needs to begin healing. However, that is not the only thing that can go into sessions of treatment. The following may also be used to help facilitate the healing process:
- Massage therapy.
- Heat and cold therapy.
- Electronic muscle stimulation.
Why Choose Physical Therapy For Treatment?
When knee pain strikes, physical therapy is often recommended by medical professionals to correct the issue. This is because physical therapy brings so many benefits. Physical therapy is non-invasive, making it a treatment procedure that comes with little to no complications. It also allows patients to play an active role in their recovery process. Should you chose to work with our team for this type of care, you can reap all of the below benefits:
- Reduced swelling and inflammation.
- Elimination of pain.
- Restoration of knee functionality.
- Regained strength.
- Improved flexibility and range of motion.
One final benefit we’d like to call out that was not listed above is that physical therapy can also be used as a preventive care form. What this means is that physical therapy can stop knee pain before it even occurs. By coming in for regular physical therapy sessions, our team can ensure that this joint stays strong and flexible, which is precisely what it needs to be to keep the pain away.
Schedule An Appointment
Dealing with knee pain can be frustrating. However, it doesn’t have to last forever. At Island Sports Physical Therapy, our team will provide you with physical therapy sessions needed to restore your knee’s functionality levels to normal. Being that October is National Physical Therapy Month, it is the perfect time to tackle any knee pain you may be facing. To schedule your first appointment, contact our team today.