Knee pain is the result of improper function or damage to the cartilage, bones, tendons, ligaments or muscles of the knee. While it may come as a surprise, your knees actually individually support more weight than your hips, as they allow you to stand, walk, run, dance, etc. without falling over. Knee pain is common in athletes who put great strain on their legs and knee joints like skiers and basketball players. Injury, wear and tear, or medical problems can occur from overuse or imbalances in other areas of the body. Previous injury, excessive weight, high impact sports. Labor-intensive occupations can also lead to knee problems. And even when knee injury does not occur, years of overuse can result in knee pain.
Knee pain is the result of improper function or damage to the cartilage, bones, tendons, Knee pain is present in different areas: back and front of the knee pain, on the sides of the knee, or inside the knee. Severe pain, when running, walking, going up and downstairs, or even while sitting, are all common concerns.
Other signs and symptoms of knee pain include:
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth
- Weakness or instability
- Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds with bending
- Inability to straighten or bend the knee
- Locking sensation
Knee pain is the result of improper function or damage to the cartilage, bones, tendons, Untreated minor knee pain or injury may go away but will likely return and lead to increasing pain, damage, and disability. The pain may come and go for years if left untreated.
Knee pain is the result of improper function or damage to the cartilage, bones, tendons, Physical therapy can help relieve more serious pain and improve function. Therapeutic exercises will help alleviate symptoms. In more severe cases, your knee may need surgical repair. Pre- and post-surgery patients will go through rehab treatment to speed their recovery. Our Physical Therapists take a comprehensive approach to designing a physical therapy knee rehabilitation program to restore your knee.