Knee Pain

Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation

Nima Patel, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist located in Old Bridge Township, NJ

Knee pain affects people of all ages, but Dr. Nima Patel, PT, DPT, and her team of licensed professionals can help you get moving again. They treat patients of all ages who suffer from knee pain at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation in Old Bridge, New Jersey. If knee pain is keeping you from your favorite activities, call or book an appointment online today.

Knee Pain Q & A

What causes knee pain?

The knee is the largest joint in your body, making it prone to a variety of injuries and conditions that cause pain. Some of the most common sources of knee pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Strains or sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) tears
  • Torn cartilage (meniscus)
  • Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
  • Bone fractures
  • Kneecap dislocation

Weak muscles are the leading cause of knee injuries. The team at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation teaches you exercises to maintain enough strength and flexibility to prevent future injuries.

What symptoms might accompany knee pain?

In addition to pain in your knee, you may experience one or more of the following signs and symptoms of a knee injury:

  • Swelling and stiffness
  • Popping or crunching noises
  • Weakness or instability
  • Decreased range of motion

The team at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation carefully evaluates your knee to determine the most effective treatment for your specific symptoms.

How do you treat knee pain with physical therapy?

First, you should see your primary care physician and have him diagnose your knee pain. Your doctor may use diagnostic imaging tests, such as an MRI, to determine the root cause of the pain.

Dr. Patel or a member of her team begins with a careful review of your medical records and thorough evaluation of your knee. Then, they create a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs.

The type of one-on-one physical therapy you receive depends on the source and severity of your knee pain, but may include:

  • The Graston Technique® or instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM)
  • Redcord® suspension treatment
  • Dry needling
  • The McKenzie Method® of physical therapy
  • The Mulligan Concept® manual therapy

Dr. Patel and the team at Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation also guide you through targeted stretches and exercises to do at home. In addition to improving your strength, flexibility, and coordination, practicing exercises at home can help you recover more quickly and prevent knee pain from recurring.

If you or a loved one suffers from knee pain, call Apex Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation or book an appointment online.

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