Knee pain is discomfort in the joint in the middle of your leg. The pain can originate in any of the structures within your knee and is often the result of long-term injuries from overuse. You can also get knee pain from degenerative conditions affecting your joints or from sudden injuries that happen with impact.
Before taking part in physical therapy for your knee pain at Advantage Physical Therapy, Jonathan reviews your medical history and talks to you about your symptoms. Knee pain often comes with limited mobility, swelling, and stiffness, making walking difficult.
Fortunately, knee pain responds well to attentive and personalized physical therapy. Jonathan works with you from the time of your injury to optimize your knee’s healing.
Knee pain results from many different conditions and musculoskeletal injuries in and around the knee joint. You might experience pain, stiffness, swelling, and similar symptoms on your knee because of:
Sometimes, a knee injury leads to imbalance and an irregular gait as you try to avoid placing your full weight on the painful knee. This can result in back pain and other complications, so rehabilitating your knee as early as possible is preferable.
While rehabilitating your painful knee, Jonathan uses evidence-based physical therapy strategies. He may recommend multiple different techniques in your personalized care plan.
Your knee pain might benefit from:
Jonathan teaches you specific stretches and exercises to mobilize and strengthen your painful knee. This is a highly beneficial part of physical therapy you can practice at home.
Manual therapy can involve stretching, massage, instrument-assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM), and joint mobilization. Jonathan uses techniques like these to improve knee function.
Dry needling involves inserting fine needles into your muscles at trigger points where the muscle is tight and painful. This treatment helps with certain types of knee pain, such as knee pain from osteoarthritis.
You might also benefit from fall prevention physical therapy to improve your balance after a painful knee condition or injury.
Find out more about physical therapy for knee pain by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Advantage Physical Therapy today.