Knee Pain and Physical Therapy

Knee Pain and Physical Therapy

Knee Pain and Physical TherapyThe prevalence of knee pain has increased drastically over the past 20 years. This has made many people miss the joy of walking, running and enjoying other physical activities. Fusion Physical Therapy will provide you with the much-needed relief from knee pain. With the best physical therapists on our team, we guarantee to provide quality patient care to reduce knee pain and get you to back to your normal daily activities.

Causes Of Knee Pain

The following are some of the common causes of knee pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee surgery
  • Injuries to the knee

Injuries come in the form of a meniscal tear, ligament tear or dislocation.

Types Of Knee Pain

There are various types of knee pain that you can encounter and is determined by the area where the pain is localized. The various types of knee pain are as follows.

  • Ligament Tear Pain

Ligament tear pain comes as a direct blow or mechanical force to your knee. This may cause the knee ligaments to tear resulting in the knee swelling and tends to create quite a bit of pain and instability in your knee down to your foot.

  • Osteoarthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis pain occurs when the knee cartilage gets damaged or worn out. The pain proceeds gradually and can eminently turn out to be chronic.

  • Anterior Knee Pain

Anterior knee pain occurs when the knee cap shifts in position.

  • Lateral Knee Pain

In the case of lateral knee pain, the pain occurs on the outside of the knee and is due to the irritation of the iliotibial knee tendon.

  • Medial Knee Pain

One might feel the medial knee pain from the inside of the knee and is mostly due to the injury of the medial meniscus.

These different types of knee pain present themselves more prominently with activities that require movement of the knee such as walking, kicking or climbing and may be hard and painful.

Physical Therapy in Knee Pain

At Fusion Physical Therapy, our trained physical therapists will partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan that may include the following treatments:

  • manual therapy
  • pain management such as cold manual therapy, ultrasound and electric stimulation
  • therapeutic exercises

Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our trained physical therapists and get the much needed relief from knee pain.