Knee Pain

Knee Pain

Knee Injuries & Pain

Knee Injuries and PainKnee pain can result from disease, overuse injury, or trauma. Knee pain can be mild, or it can be severe and sharp. Injuries can result from a direct blow or a sudden movement that strains the knee beyond the normal range of motion. People may find the following difficult: hard to walk, rise from a chair, climb stairs, or play sports.

Signs and symptoms:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Redness and warmth to the touch
  • Weakness or instability
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Inability to fully straighten the knee
  • Falling over

Physical Therapy Diagnosis

During your initial evaluation, your physical therapist will ask you several questions about your condition, the previous level of function and how is your present condition affecting the way you live.

How have you taken care of your knee condition so far? Have you had imaging tests (X-ray or MRI) and results? What activities cause pain?

The initial evaluation is necessary for your PT specialist to understand what you are dealing with. Therefore, the specialist can create a better-suited treatment plan for you.

The session would approximately last between 50-90 minutes.

Completing a series of movement exercises helps the therapist diagnose your problems.  They may include walking, stair climbing, squatting, and balancing on one leg. Your physical therapist also will physically examine your knee and other areas that are of concern. The point is to determine which areas of your body require treatment to improve your knee condition.

  • Limited range of motion in your knee.
  • Pain in your knee with specific movements.
  • Weakness in the muscles around your hip, knee, or ankle.
  • Limited flexibility in your hip, knee, or ankle.
  • Difficulty walking.
  • Difficulty performing activities, such as rising from a chair or climbing stairs.
  • Problems with your balance or coordination.
  • Difficulty controlling your knee during certain activities.
  • Difficulty performing specific sports activities (for athletes).

Post evaluation, we will explain your condition and the best treatment plan to help you recover. We will discuss your goals and outline a custom treatment program.

Knee Conditions

  • ACL Injuries
  • Chondromalacia
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Cartilage Lesions
  • Knee Replacement
  • Ligament tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Meniscus Tears and Lesions
  • Multi-ligament Injuries
  • Muscle strains & tears
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Patella instability
  • Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Patellar/Quadricep Tendonitis
  • Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Sinding-Larson-Johansson Syndrome
  • Total Knee Replacement


  • Therapeutic Exercise
  • Functional Training
  • Patient Education
  • Joint Mobilization and Manipulation
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Dry Needling
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Aquatherapy



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