Physical therapy treatment addresses knee pain by assessing the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, and joints in that region of the body. Knee pain may also accompany lower leg, ankle, and hip pain. Common causes of knee pain include arthritis, ligament injuries, and torn cartilage/meniscus. Sudden twisting motions, poor alignment, and repetitive and jumping activities can increase knee pain. You should seek a physical therapist to relieve your knee pain if you have difficulty walking, going up and down stairs, squatting, increased swelling, or difficulty bending your knee.
When is the best
time to start
Typically, treatment should begin as early as possible. Treating a problem early helps to prevent it from becoming chronic and in the prevention of future problems.
freedom to move
Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.