When there is a direct impact to the knee (as commonly seen in sports injuries), the knee joint can twist or stretch beyond its normal capacity causing ligament tears (or sprains), muscle tears (or strains), or cartilage injuries. Inflammation of protective cushioning in the knee joint (meniscus), or fluid-filled sacs inside the knee joint (bursitis), can also occur as a result of excessive wear and tear in the knee.
Knee injuries may be associated with joint swelling. This makes simple activities like bending the knee or putting weight on the leg difficult and painful. Sometimes, there is very little swelling and localized pain on one side of the knee, and the individual can walk without pain. Physical therapy can help reduce pain, regain function and restore strength in the knee. If you suffer from knee pain, you may benefit from attending two to three physical therapy sessions a week over the course of several weeks, depending on the severity of the injury.
Our Safe And Effective Treatment Plan
A physical therapist is a coach, mentor, and caregiver for the patient. The goal of the therapist is to help you recover from the pain and get you back to normal mobility as quickly as possible. One of the treatment objectives is the strategic strengthening of the muscles around the knee to make the joint more stable while protecting sensitive tissues during the healing process. Depending on the results of your evaluation, the physical therapist may use heat to warm up the area, and ice to cool down muscles and reduce swelling. Ultrasound may also be used to help rehabilitate the knee. This treatment uses high-frequency sound waves to stimulate deep tissues in the body, facilitate healing and improve blood flow to the tissues. The therapist may also use electrical stimulation, if appropriate. This modality sends an electrical current the affected area to stimulate muscle contraction.
We Will Stand Beside You
A physical therapist is trained to recognize biomechanical deficiencies in the body. This allows the therapist to design a program to help you move and use muscles more efficiently. A physical therapist can identify areas of weakness and poor mobility around the knee joint and design an exercise program to restore muscle balance between the quadriceps (muscles that extend the knee) and hamstrings (muscles that flex the knee).
Help You Recover Quickly
As the community's preferred physical therapists, we will stand by you and help you recover quickly - just reach out to us. We will guide you every step of the way if you have ever had, or are at risk for, a knee injury. There is no reason to live with knee pain; we are trained to help you get back on your feet, regain mobility, and return to your daily activities as quickly as possible. Go ahead, call us today. We are standing by to serve you.