My total knee still hurts?
It's been over a year and it still hurts? Do you struggle to go up and down stairs? Does your pain wake you up? Learn how to manage your knee without medication, injections, or surgery at our free total knee replacement workshop.
HOW COMMON IS KNEE PAIN?
Knee pain is a very common injury usually comprising of the ligaments. It is not just for athletes and isn't always a result of a serious accident. In fact, most knee injuries are from faulty knee mechanics.
- Do you have pain going up and down stairs? When standing for a long time? Or while trying to get comfortable when you sleep?
- Have you ever walked for a long time one day and the next day you could barely bend your knee?
If you have experienced any of the above you likely have a knee injury. Physical therapy is clinically proven to help relieve your pain, restore your motion and improve your strength so you don't have to have an injection, use medication or have a surgery.
WHAT IS THE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL)? AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
The anterior cruciate ligament is a large ligament inside the knee that prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding too far forward on the femur (thigh bone). It also provides rotational stability in the knee during sports that require planting and cutting. The ligament is often damaged when an athlete stops or changes direction quickly. Nearly half of the injuries to the ACL also involve injuries to other structures in the knee. When the ACL gets injured there is often an accompanying "pop" and the knee may give way. If you injure your knee it is important to seek attention when you have pain and swelling as this can worsen and lead to bigger injuries and more time away your favorite activities.
WHAT DOES SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT FOR KNEE PAIN AND HIP LOOK LIKE AT BARRINGTON PT?
The driver of the successful plan of care begins with proper diagnosis of the injury. At Barrington Physical Therapy we provide hands-on care using a variety of hands-on techniques to help the shoulder feel better, move better, and get you back to your activities that you have been missing.
If you have questions or would like to schedule your physical therapy appointment call or text us at (603) 617-4420.
We are happy to help in your recovery.