Do you ever experience knee pain? Whether it’s around the joint, down the sides, or knee pain in general, we know knee pain can limit your everyday activity often leaving you stuck in the house or unable to get out of your chair.
Well, if this sounds like you, you’ve found the right spot because we’re here to help you get back to using your knee pain-free.
What Could Be Causing Your Knee Pain?
We see a lot of knee pain, and a lot of times people are confused about really what’s going on with their knee that caused this.
It can be a variety of things as far as things you’ve heard of like a kneecap problem, a patella problem, tendonitis, a meniscus issue, or arthritis.
A lot of those things happen to a lot of people, and those are things that we’re specialized in to really help.
So How Do We Help That?
Well, a lot of times people feel like when they get a knee problem, they need to go out and do a bunch of testing, MRI, and X-ray.
Not that those things are bad, but physical therapy can take care of a lot of problems that people don’t realize.
If you do have a meniscus issue or arthritis, physical therapy has been shown in research, to be just as effective as getting you where you wanna be as far as exercise or running as it is surgery.
3 Main Steps We Use To Treat Your Knee Pain
Step 1: Evaluation
At Focus Physical Therapy we do three main things to really get your knee where you want it to be so you can move around with ease and free from knee pain.
In our evaluation, we test all the things I just mentioned, range of motion, manual muscle testing, how the knee works, and how it works doing the things you want to do.
If you don’t know what’s going on, when you get an MRI, or if you get an MRI, it doesn’t show you the full picture.
You have to know how the knee is working, those deficits and those things are what’s going to clue us in on how to get you better.
Step 2: Manual Therapy Techniques And Exercises
Our second step to getting you back on the road to recovery is to do some manual therapy techniques to get your knee to feel good and then keep up our progress with exercises.
Some simple techniques make your knee have more range of motion, less pain, and less swelling. Swelling control is really big with knees because you have to be able to get it stronger.
So, after we do some of the manual techniques, then we also have a good exercise progression.
Knees are super important to have a good exercise progression, because really, what happens with the knee is that it gets weak from your injury, or whatever happened to it.
And if your knee can’t tolerate the simple things you wanna do, it tends to flare up a lot. And we have to be able to manage that.
I tell my patients, “We have to get you strong enough. If you want to be able to run or exercise here, but you’re only strong enough to do this, we have to get you there. And it takes time, but you can get there. You gotta do it the right way as well. You can’t just go out and do a bunch of weighted squats and get there. You have to start in a certain way to get your knee and hips in line together. And they kind of work both together.”
And we’re equipped to give you that pathway to get to where you want to be.
Step 3: Get In Touch
If your knee pain persists for over seven days, or if it is becoming increasingly painful and unbearable, the wisest course of action is to seek medical assistance. We would invite you to Arrange A Free Discovery Visit with one of our specialist physical therapists.
Left untreated, knee problems often get much worse and can lead to more serious issues resulting in life-changing surgery.
If your knee pain is mild, infrequent or just starting to become a problem, some simple home remedies and lifestyle changes can help you stop your knee from hurting when bent, and allow you to enjoy an active life pain-free.
Think about it…
Is it such a bad idea to speak to knee pain specialists for free, when you’ve spent months, if not years, trying to figure it out on your own?
P.S. – We also offer free telephone consultations so you can speak to a member of our expert team from the comfort of your own home.
Other Free Resources To Help Your Knee Pain
Alternatively, if you’re not quite ready to come in and see us, you can download our free knee pain report to get some helpful tips and advice on how to beat knee arthritis without costly procedures or dangerous painkillers.
Read our blog – Why Does My Knee Hurt When Bending?
Read our blog – Why Do I Have This Knee Pain?
Or, Maybe You’re Just Looking for Some Free Tips You Can Start Using Right Away?
Download our free guide: “4 Ways to Beat Knee Arthritis and Torn Meniscus Without Costly Procedures or Dangerous Painkillers“