June 26th, 2018
Knee pain can be a tough thing to tackle, because the knee is a joint that is almost constantly in use. Everyday activities like sitting, standing up, walking, and even climbing the stairs demand the use of the knees, and aching knees can be unbearable. Thankfully, physical therapy for knees can help a lot, and by performing a few simple exercises, you can manage the pain or even reduce it substantially. Here are some techniques you can use and exercises you can do to get relief from knee pain. Make sure you discuss any exercises you’re planning to do with your physical therapist, to make sure that you’re doing the exercises in a way that isn’t damaging. Without further ado, here are some tips for techniques and exercises for physical therapy for knees.
Techniques used to understand and relieve knee pain
Exercises to relieve knee pain
Additional assistance in the form of hot and cold packs can also prove to be very helpful in relieving knee pains. If your knee pain is chronic, your therapist will probably advise you to visit a doctor, because you may need scans to understand the cause of the problem. Once the cause is established, your physical therapist will find it easier to determine the right technique and exercises to heal the problem, and your doctor will know whether surgery will be needed.
Other items of importance
Knee replacement surgery is not something we're going to discuss in this article but if you have a knee injury and it's been in chronic pain, please go see your doctor. Depending on how you got injured you might need surgery, for example, if you had a history of sports injuries and you sprained your knee, it is likely that if you had a meniscus tear and it might require surgery.
Physical therapy for Knees
If you are interested in physical therapy for knees, please give your local physical therapist a call and schedule an appointment. In case you're interested, here is a quick link to our clinic locations.