Knee pain affects people of all ages. There are two types of knee pain: acute and chronic.
This type of pain is typically caused by an incident that happened recently such as falling or moving wrong and feeling a “pop”. Physical therapy is helpful before surgery to strengthen the muscles and/or after surgery to reduce swelling and pain.
Chronic knee pain has most likely been bothering you for years and may have progressively gotten worse. Your physical therapist will assess the underlying cause of your knee pain and will look at your movement to determine the best way to get you feeling better, faster.
Common diagnosis or surgical repairs for the knee include:
- Knee pain
- Knee replacement
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury/repair
- Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) injury/repair
- Meniscus injury/repair or debridement
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- Quadriceps/patellar tendonitis
- Quadriceps/patellar tendon rupture/repair
- Osgood Schlatter’s Disease
Your treatment may include:
- Pain relieving modalities (hot/cold pack, traction, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, iontophoresis)
- Manual therapy
- Trigger point dry needling
- Aquatic/Pool therapy
- Strengthening and stretching exercises
- Balance activities
- Body mechanics and lifting training
- Functional activities
- Kinesiotape/sport taping