Knee Pain Physical Therapy

Knee Joint

The knee is considered to be a complex joint that is formed by the articulation between the femur and tibia. It has a knee cap or the patella that enables the quadriceps to function more efficiently. The joint consists of bones, ligaments, tendons and cartilage that can be subject to injury or wear and tear. The joint is also capable of influencing the hip and the foot and ankle joints.

Symptoms of Knee Joint Involvement

  • Pain
  • Disability
  • Swelling
  • Sensation of giving out
  • Decreased mobility
  • Difficulty while ascending and descending stairs

Painful Conditions of the Knee Joint

  • Medial/Lateral collateral ligament sprain
  • Quadriceps/hamstrings strain
  • ACL injury
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Osteoarthritis

Physical Therapy Management for Knee Pain Relief

  • RICE
  • Strength and conditioning of the core and lower extremities
  • Activity modification
  • Improving joint& soft tissue flexibility

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When to see your doctor

  • Deformity after trauma
  • Sudden onset of pain, swelling and discoloration
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Inability to regain normal range of motion
  • Knee pain associated with fever

Tips for healthy knee joint

  • Walking and exercise
  • Lifestyle changes and optimal body weight
  • Proper stretching and warm-up prior to activity
  • Avoid excessive stress to the joint such as prolonged standing or jumping

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