Experiencing knee pain is a fairly common complaint among people of all ages. Whether it is due to an injury or simply from wear and tear doing your day to day activities, knee pain can be a frustrating and debilitating problem. Fortunately, physical therapy can be an effective way to manage and even eliminate knee pain in your busy life.
There are many different types of knee pain, and each type requires a different approach to treatment. Typical causes of knee pain include arthritis, tendinitis, and ligament injuries. Regardless of the underlying cause, physical therapy can help to reduce pain, increase your range of motion, and strengthen the muscles around your knee joint.
Treating Knee Pain
One of the most important aspects of physical therapy for knee pain is identifying the specific muscles and joints that are contributing to the problem. Our physical therapists will perform a thorough evaluation of the knee joint and surrounding muscles to determine the root cause of your pain. Based on this evaluation, a personalized treatment plan will be designed that may include exercises, stretches, and other therapeutic interventions tailored to your needs, such as the following.
1 – Exercise is a key component of physical therapy for knee pain. By strengthening the muscles around your knee joint we can stabilize the joint and reduce pain. Stretching can also help improve your range of motion and flexibility in the knee joint to lessen pain.
2 – Other therapeutic interventions may be used in conjunction with exercise and stretching, like ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation or manual therapy to reduce your knee pain and improve function.
3 -Modifying your daily activities or adopting new habits to reduce the stress on your knee joint like wearing supportive shoes or using a knee brace help lower the strain on the knee joint.
As you can see, physical therapy is an effective way to manage knee pain and improve overall function. By identifying the underlying cause of knee pain and developing a personalized treatment plan, we can help improve your range of motion and strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee joint.
Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply someone who experiences knee pain due to daily activities, physical therapy can be a valuable tool in managing and overcoming this common problem. At Qore Physical Therapy in American Fork, Utah, our physical therapists are here to give you the individualized care your body deserves. We invite you to give us a call at 801-701-6699 to learn more!