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With Your Knee Pain
Most Common Knee Complaints and Limitations:
- Limited range of motion in your knee.
- Pain in your knee with specific movements.
- Weakness in the muscles around your hip, knee, or ankle.
- Difficulty walking.
- Difficulty performing activities, such as rising from a chair or climbing stairs.
- Problems with your balance or coordination.
- Difficulty controlling your knee during certain activities.
- Difficulty performing specific sports activities (for athletes).
Common Knee Pain Conditions That We Treat
- Anterior/Posterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear
- Arthritis (General)
- Collateral ligament injury
- Medial (MCL) and Lateral (LCL)
- Hamstring injuries
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
- Knee bursitis
- Pes anserine bursitis
- Lower extremity stress fractures
- Meniscal tear
- Discoid meniscus
- Osgood-Schlatter disease
- Patellofemoral (Kneecap) pain
- Plica syndrome
- Total knee replacement (Arthroplasty)
What Is the First Step?
Start By Scheduling an Evaluation Appointment.
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Clinical research shows that the sooner you get started with active rehabilitation, the less likely you will need unnecessary tests, medications, or surgery.
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At your evaluation appointment, you will meet with a physical therapist who will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:
- A review of your health history and your specific symptoms.
- A thorough examination that includes assessing the quality and quantity of your movements, and any factors that might put you at risk for delayed recovery or might indicate a serious health problem.
- Assessment of how you use your body at work, at home, during sports, and at leisure.
- Determination of the diagnosis and impairments that are causing your pain and establishment of a treatment plan of care.
What to Expect
What Kind of Treatment Techniques Might I Receive?
Your physical therapist will develop a personalized rehabilitation program for your condition. This program can help you safely return to your desired activities. Some treatment techniques may include:
Hands-on treatments to mobilize your muscles and joints to restore and improve proper motion and strength.
Specialized manual therapy offerings at Professional Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine include:
- Joint mobilization and manipulation
- Soft-tissue mobilization
- Myofascial Release
- Swelling/edema massage
- IASTM- Instrument assisted soft tissue massage
- Graston Therapy
Activities aimed at improving movement of a specific joint including stretching techniques to decrease muscle tightness and help restore flexibility. There are 3 main types of range of motion (ROM) exercise: Active ROM requires very little assistance from the clinician and is done by the patient. Active-assisted ROM requires partial assistance from the clinician and is done with the patient. Passive ROM requires full assistance from the clinician and is done for the patient.
Exercises for muscle weakness or imbalance specific to your condition and capability. Sometimes referred to as strength/weight/resistance/endurance training, muscle strengthening exercises can include the use of weights, exercise bands, and body weight. The benefits of muscle strengthening include increased bone strength and muscular fitness.
Pain and Swelling Management
Treatments to reduce pain and inflammation and enhance recovery.
Specialized pain management offerings at Professional Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine include:
- Electrical stimulation
- Squid® Vasopneumatic Compression
- McConnell taping
- Deep Tissue Laser Therapy and Dry Needling
Includes providing information about your condition and treatment options and identifying and modifying any factors or activities causing your pain. Instructing you in home pain/swelling management and a home exercise program will help you maintain gains in motion and strength.
Therapeutic activities incorporate the use of multiple parameters such as balance, strength, coordination, and range of motion. Functional activities are designed to safely and gradually progress as you recover to allow for achievement of your functional and recreational goals.
What Our Clients Say
The physical therapists here have been outstanding in getting me back to 100% – in fact even better than 100%!
came to ProPT after knee surgery. When I first started PT I had very limited range of motion and poor flexibility. The physical therapists here have been outstanding in getting me back to 100% – in fact even better than 100%! I am back to a full stretching and running routine and have even picked up some additional positive habits from the team here at ProPT! I rate my experience an A+ from start to finish. Thank you!
I would never go anywhere else for PT.
I came to ProPt for preoperative PT. I learned how to strengthen the muscles around my knee before surgery. I came with a torn meniscus and I was in a lot of pain. I could barely walk! I had surgery in January and began post-operative Pt about 2 weeks later. Today, I am back to my yoga practice, hiking, swimming, and walking. I plan to get back to my tennis this fall. Except for a little arthritis I am pain-free. I faithfully do my Pt exercises at home and bought my own rocker board which is great for balance and core strength. Dr. Patt is an excellent PT. He always takes the time to check in with me each time I visit. He has given me lots of helpful tips for keeping fit and strong. His team also provided me with excellent care. The PT techs are always warm and welcoming too. I would never go anywhere else for PT!!