Recover from Knee Pain with Physical Therapy
Knee pain is the second most prevalent pain among Americans. Approximately 25% of all adults have knee pain that limits their way of life. Each year, those that suffer from knee pain miss work and family activities and even find it hard to lead a normal lifestyle.
Many can recover from knee pain with physical therapy.
The 10 Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain affects anyone and at any age. The top ten reasons for knee pain include the following.
Those with prolonged knee pain often also have swelling, weakness with instability, and the inability to straighten the knee fully. If you have knee pain lasting more than two weeks, schedule an appointment with your physician or a therapist at The Therapy Network.
Often, recovery is possible with only physical therapy. But, if your condition warrants surgery, physical therapy will play a vital role in your recovery.
Knee Replacement Surgery
The number of knee replacement surgeries(TKRS) in the United States increased by 56% in 2020 and may increase by 110% by 2025. (Rheumatology Advisor)
If you just found out that you need knee replacement surgery, Read our recent blog, “You Need Knee Replacement Surgery, Now What?”
A therapist specialist can help you prepare for surgery with advice and strengthening exercises. You can also learn about post-operative physical therapy on our website. But did you know that many find pre-op physical therapy also beneficial?
What to Expect at The Therapy Network
During your first visit to The Therapy Network, a therapist specialist will evaluate your knee and your level of pain. You can expect the following evaluations:
After evaluating your knee pain, balance, and strength, your therapist will create a custom recovery plan. The plan will also include a comprehensive home exercise plan.
The good news is that you can recover from knee pain with physical therapy.