Knee Pain Is it Knee arthritis? – Physical Therapy

Knee Pain Is it Arthritis? – Physical Therapy LIVE EVERY DAY

Arthritis Knee LIVE EVERY DAY

The Knee

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:

Ligament Sprain
Cartilage Tear
Anterior Knee Pain

Treatment Options

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
Ligament reconstruction
Menisectomy or cartilage removal


Matt Calendrillo - LIVE EVERY DAY Physical Therapist SImsbury CT

Matt Calendrillo PT, BOCOP
Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Board Certified Orthotist/Prosthetist, founder
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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