Are You Over 40 And Tired Of Feeling Slowed Down By Knee Pain?
A Personal Message From Cindy Langer, MSPT:
If You Answered “Yes” To Any Of These Questions, You Are In The Right Place!
Your hips and knees: they’re the largest joints in your body, connecting a large number of muscles, bones and ligaments. That means that much of the daily abuse that your body takes can ultimately impact your hips and knees. And when these crucial joints begin to show strain, it can become difficult to move much at all — at least without pain. For that reason, it’s important to seek medical attention for knee pain as soon as possible. Often, physical therapy can be the key to avoiding surgery or prescription medication altogether, or rebounding quickly from those less conservative treatments.
What can I do about knee pain?
Some of the same causes of hip pain can also affect knees, including arthritis and bursitis. In addition, sports injuries such as tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL) can lead to severe knee pain and instability, as can suddenly twisting your knee and tearing your meniscus. “Loose body” is another knee pain cause; this involves bone or cartilage coming loose and getting in the way of joint movement. Finally, it’s not uncommon for a hip or foot problem to throw your knees out of alignment.
Our highly trained physical therapist will evaluate your knee issues, including the location and level of pain and how far you can bend and move your knees and legs in various positions. In all likelihood, your physical therapy to decrease knee pain will consist of soft tissue and joint mobilization, strength-building movements, as well as stretches and other flexibility-enhancing techniques. Bracing and taping the knee can also be utilized to facilitate proper knee mechanics and reduction in pain.
When you’re ready to begin working on methods for getting rid of your knee pain, contact us . Our dedicated physical therapist will evaluate your condition and suggest a course of treatment.
Looking for physical therapy in Farmington? No problem! BodyFit Physical Therapy is located in Canton CT, just a few miles down the road from Farmington center.