Knee pain is a very common issue, and can be due to a variety of causes. Onset could be the result of an injury or by a medical condition such as arthritis. Many types of knee pain respond well to physical therapy, and surgery can often be avoided. In cases where a knee injury requires surgery, physical therapy is a proven way to get you back on your feet and stronger than ever.
Common knee conditions we treat
ACL repair, meniscus repair, total knee replacement
Knee surgeries are common for major injuries. Physical therapy treatment will allow you to recover quickly and safely following surgery.
Iliotibial band syndrome
Overuse of connective tissues that are located on the outer part of the thigh and knee is called Iliotibial Band Syndrome. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint. ITBS is the most common cause of lateral knee pain in runners and cyclists.
Runner's knee/Jumper's knee
Jumper's knee is often seen in people who do lots of jumping (i.e. basketball, volleyball, racquet sports, track and field). Pain is typically felt just below the knee cap, partly on the bone and partly on the tendon. Runner's knee pain is felt on the sides or under the knee cap.
Any activity that causes you to forcefully twist or rotate your knee, especially when putting your full weight on it, can lead to a torn menisucs. Physical therapy has a high success rate of helping avoid surgery with meniscus injuries.
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