Do You Have Hip and Knee Pain? Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief!

Do You Have Hip and Knee Pain? Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief!

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Pain Relief is Possible with PT 

Do you have debilitating or uncomfortable pain in your knees or hips? You’re not the only one who feels this way. Knee pain is a common condition, resulting in 19.4 million pain-related visits to a physician’s office each year, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons!

The knees and hips are important and complex body parts. These parts of your body have several tendons, joints, and muscles that work together to allow you to move normally. However, if these areas are damaged in any way, or if you experience pain in them, it can become very difficult to do your normal activities.

Fortunately, physical therapy can help alleviate knee and hip pain! Call Movement Physiotherapy and Performance to find out more about how a trained physical therapist can help you get the long-term pain relief you deserve.

Common causes of hip and knee pain 

There are numerous conditions that can impair the movement of your knees and hips. These problems arise as a result of a traumatic injury, a chronic disease, or repetitive motions performed as part of a job, sport, or hobby.

  • Strains and sprains – Strains and sprains are common injuries that can occur in a variety of ways. Strains occur when a muscle or tendon becomes overstretched or torn. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments can even rupture, causing bruising, restricted mobility, and pain. A physical therapist can show you exercises that will help you recover faster. They can also teach you how to move to avoid further pain or injury.
  • Tears in the meniscus – Unfortunately, meniscus tears are one of the most common types of knee injuries. Swelling, stiffness, and varying degrees of pain are all symptoms of this injury. You’re also more likely to develop this injury if you’re aggressively pivoting and twisting your legs, especially if you’re an athlete. Without surgery, a physical therapist can provide safe and effective treatment for a torn meniscus.
  • Bursitis – Bursitis develops when a small sac of fluid known as the “bursa” becomes inflamed and painful. This, like many other conditions, is caused by overuse or repetitive injuries. Bursitis can occur in a variety of body parts, including the elbows, knees, and hips. Physical therapy relieves bursitis pain and aids in the recovery process.
  • Arthritis – Arthritis, also known as “osteoarthritis,” is a condition in which the tissues surrounding the joints become inflamed and irritated. This condition can cause pain throughout your body, including your hands, knees, and hips. A physical therapist can teach you proper posture and movement techniques to protect your joints and keep your arthritis from interfering with your daily activities.

Find relief with physical therapy

Your pain may feel overwhelming, but no matter what condition you have, a physical therapist can help you relieve it. Your movement specialist will evaluate your condition, medical history, and pain levels to develop a customized program that is tailored to your specific needs. Continue reading to learn more about how a physical therapist can help you reduce and relieve hip and knee pain.

  • Ice & Heat – Ice packs may be used by a physical therapist to reduce swelling and inflammation. Heat is also commonly used in physical therapy to help with mobility and pain relief.
  • Manual Physical Therapy –  Hands-on techniques are used often in physical therapy to reduce pain in your hips and knees. This could include stretching exercises or a variety of massage techniques.
  • Ultrasound Therapy – In physical therapy, ultrasound therapy can be used to provide soothing heat to deep tissues. Ultrasound technology can also be used by a licensed physical therapist to easily identify specific areas of pain.
  • At-Home Exercises – Did you know you don’t always have to be in a clinical setting to do physical therapy exercises? It’s true! Physical therapy techniques can be incorporated into a home exercise program that can become part of your daily routine.
  • Laser Therapy – Laser therapy for pain management has grown in popularity recently. It can improve cell growth and reproduction, increase circulation, and reduce inflammation.

Ready to start your recovery? Contact Movement Physiotherapy and Performance today!

Your physical therapist can perform a thorough examination of your body, pinpoint the areas of your hips and knees that are causing you pain, and design a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition.

Discover how physical therapy can help you reduce or even eliminate your knee or hip pain today. You deserve to be able to resume your favorite activities without fear of being limited by your hips and knees. So, what are you waiting for? You can find relief with one of our highly experienced physical therapists. Contact our office today to set up your one-on-one evaluation and get back on track to recovery.

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