Knee Pain Is it Arthritis? – Physical Therapy LIVE EVERY DAY
Knee pain, is it arthritis? – Physical Therapy LIVE EVERY DAY! The knee joint functions as a hinge joint with the primary responsibility of bending and straightening the leg. The knee depends on the hip, ankle and foot to maintain proper position during movements and is at particular at risk during pivoting motions of the lower body.
What Causes Knee Pain? Could it be arthritis?
Knee pain can be the result of an injury (e.g., twisting or falling which causes damage to cartilage, ligaments, or the bone) or general “wear and tear” injuries such as osteoporosis or tendonitis.
You are most at risk for knee pain if you:
Have a history of traumatic injury
Have a family history of osteoarthritis
Are an athlete
Perform a physical job that requires repetitive squatting
Common Knee Conditions
Our Physical Therapists will develop a customized treatment plan to relieve your knee pain and restore mobility. The most common knee injuries that are effectively treated with physical therapy are:
Anterior Knee Pain
Our team of Physical Therapists treats patients using evidence-based treatment techniques that speed recovery time while reducing the risk of recurrence of knee pain:
Manual therapy to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and improve function
Therapeutic exercises to strengthen hip muscles that will decrease knee stress, thigh muscles to improve function of the knee, and ankle stabilizers to improve balance
Functional exercises that are tailored to your activity level
Self-management education to reduce chance of recurrence
Common Knee Surgeries
Some knee injuries do not respond to physical therapy alone. In these instances, surgery is required and physical therapy is a follow-up treatment strategy. The most common knee surgeries are:
Total knee replacement due to knee arthritis
Menisectomy or cartilage removal
Matt Calendrillo PT, BOCOP
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist, founder
LIVE EVERY DAY
A Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Prosthetics Co.
138 Hopmeadow St.
Simsbury, CT 06089
A full complement of private outpatient services with clinical excellence in orthopedics & neuromuscular re-education throughout the entire age spectrum. Our care is uncompromised. Our results surround a patient-first model: always one-to-one treatments with personalized goals, and a full systematic approach.
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