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.

  • Overuse and heavy strenuous activity
  • Aging and Arthritis
  • A Sedentary Lifestyle, including sitting for too long
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Patellofemoral or damaged cartilage
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Weight Gain
  • Gout
  • An Infection

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:

  • Your gait
  • A balance evaluation: Can you stand on one leg?
  • Use of stairs
  • Your core strength: A strong core means less impact on your knees
  • An evaluation from your hip to your foot, including the strength of your thigh muscles

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.

Appointments are available today at The Therapy Network. There is a location close to your neighborhood with six locations in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake.

The good news is that you can recover from knee pain with physical therapy.