Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief From Hip and Knee Pain

treating knee pain with physical therapy Feb20th 2021

You Don’t Have To Continue Suffering.

Are you struggling with debilitating or uncomfortable pain in your knees or hips? You’re not the only one. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, knee pain is a common condition resulting in 19.4 million pain-related visits to a physician’s office each year!

The knees and hips are important, complex areas of the body. There are several tendons, joints, and muscles that are joined together in these parts of your body, and they help you to move in normal ways. However, if these areas are damaged at all, or if you’re feeling pain in them, it can become very difficult to do the things you normally do. Thankfully, physical therapy can help relieve knee and hip pain! Contact our office to learn more about how a trained physical therapist can help give you the long lasting pain relief you deserve.

What Are Some Common Knee and Hip Conditions?

There are many kinds of conditions that can negatively affect the movement of your knees and hips. These issues occur because of traumatic injury, chronic disease, or repetitive motions you do with a job, sport, or hobby.

  • Tears in the meniscus – Unfortunately, meniscus tears are one of the more common knee injuries people experience. This injury causes swelling, stiffness, and varying degrees of pain. You’re also at a higher risk for receiving this energy if you’re engaging in aggressive pivoting and twisting of your legs. Athletes experience tears often because of this. A physical therapist can provide safe and effective treatment for a torn meniscus – without surgery!
  • Bursitis – Bursitis occurs when a small sac of fluid known as the “bursa” becomes painfully inflamed. This is brought on by overuse or repetitive injuries, similar to many other conditions. Bursitis can occur in a variety of locations in the body including the elbows, knees and hips. Physical therapy reduces pain with bursitis and helps with speedy recovery timelines.
  • Arthritis – Arthritis, or “osteoarthritis” is a condition where tissues around the joints become inflamed and irritated. i This condition can cause pain in a number of places all over your body, including your hands, knees, and hips. A physical therapist can teach you correct posture and proper movement techniques to protect your joints and prevent your arthritis from taking over your normal day to day activities.
  • Strains and sprains – Strains and sprains are common injuries, but come about in different ways. Strains happen when a muscle or tendon is overstretched or torn. A sprain is a stretched or torn ligament. Ligaments can even rupture, which results in bruising, limited mobility, and pain. A physical therapist can show you exercises to help you recover more quickly. They can also teach you ways to move in order to reduce further pain or injuries.

Physical Therapy Can Bring You Relief

Your pain might feel overwhelming, but no matter what condition you’re suffering from, a physical therapist can help relieve your pain. Your movement specialist will assess your condition, medical history, and pain levels to create a specialized program that meets your exact needs. Read on to learn more about treatment methods a physical therapist might use to reduce and relieve hip and knee pain.

  • Ice & Heat – A physical therapist may use ice packs to reduce swelling and inflammation. Heat is also commonly used during physical therapy to help increase mobility and reduce pain.
  • Manual Physical Therapy – Hands-on techniques are used often in physical therapy to reduce pain in your hips and knees. This could include stretching exercises or a variety of massage techniques.
  • Ultrasound Therapy – Ultrasound therapy can be used in physical therapy to provide soothing heat to deep tissues. A licensed physical therapist can also utilize ultrasound technology to easily identify specific areas of pain.
  • At-Home Exercises – Did you know you don’t always have to be in a clinical setting to do physical therapy exercises? It’s true! Physical therapy techniques can be incorporated into a home exercise program that can become part of your daily routine.
  • Laser Therapy – Laser therapy has become much more popular in physical therapy for pain management. It can help improve the growth and reproduction of cells, increase circulation, and also reduce inflammation.

Stop Living In Pain…Contact Us Today!

Your physical therapist can conduct a thorough examination of your body, pinpoint the areas in your hips and knees where you’re struggling with pain, and create a customized program to treat your particular condition.

Find out today how physical therapy can reduce or even eliminate your knee or hip pain. You deserve to get back to the activities you love without feeling as if your hips and knees will limit you. You can find relief with one of our highly experienced physical therapists, so what are you waiting for? Contact our office to schedule your one-on-one evaluation today, and get back on the road to recovery.

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