Three knee pain treatment options

Whether it’s caused by injury, post-surgical recovery or a degenerative condition such as arthritis, knee pain can be tough to live with. This is particularly true if the pain does not improve in a short period of time and starts to become chronic. Dealing with knee pain can mean an increasingly sedentary lifestyle that can strain relationships, have a negative effect on your physical and mental health, and take you away from your favorite hobbies and activities. 

Fortunately, there are several effective types of treatments that can help relieve pain and restore function, including physical therapy. If you’re living with knee pain, the Back in Motion team wants to help you find relief and get back to the people and activities you’ve been missing out on. A great first step on any treatment journey is learning about the full range of knee pain treatment options available to you, which is why we’re sharing the following information. 

We’re always here to help and answer any questions you have, so don’t hesitate to reach out as you read this over.

How physical therapy helps with knee pain

For nearly any injury or condition, the basic goals of any physical therapy program remain the same: restore function and relieve pain. This includes knee pain, and physical therapists have a number of options at their disposal to bring relief. Three primary examples include: 

  1. Range-of-motion exercises — These are specially designed exercises that work to decrease stiffness in the knee while promoting healthy joint movement. 
  2. Strength and stability exercises — The goal of these physical therapy exercises is to strengthen the muscles and connective tissue in and around the knee to help decrease stress during movement. 
  3. Manual therapy— With manual therapy, a physical therapist uses gentle and guided movements to mobilize soft tissue and increase blood flow to the area to promote the healing process. 

As you work with a therapist, be patient and never try to rush back into a full level of activity. Physical therapy is designed for long-term wellness, which means patients should take a long-term approach when undergoing treatment. 

Knee pain treatment options at Back in Motion

When you come to us seeking relief from knee pain, you can expect a highly personalized patient experience. One of our therapists will perform an evaluation to determine the causes of your pain that includes a thorough discussion of your symptoms and treatment history as well as movement and balance tests. From there, you can work together to formulate a treatment plan that is the best fit for your unique needs. 

Don’t hesitate to start your journey to the relief you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment.