If you can’t make it through the day without knee pain, you may be a candidate for physical therapy. At Apex Wellness, experienced physical therapists customize a therapy program to increase flexibility and function in your knee and preserve the long-term health of your joint. To find out more about treatments available for knee pain, call Apex Wellness or request an appointment online today.
Knee pain can develop after an injury from a fall or from playing sports. Unusual movements can put pressure on your knee joint that damages the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage and leads to inflammation and pain.
When your pain is chronic and lasts longer than three months, it may be the result of an underlying health issue like:
If you’re overweight or obese, the additional weight can put continuous pressure on your knee joints that leads to the premature wearing down of your joints or damage to the soft tissues.
If you experience knee pain that isn’t getting better with rest and over-the-counter medications, schedule a consultation at Apex Wellness to keep your condition from worsening.
To relieve inflammation and pain in your knee joint, Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel customize a physical therapy program to strengthen your knee joint, increase blood circulation, and promote the healing of the soft tissues.
The doctors create your exercise program based on the severity of your knee pain and the range of motion in your joint. You may also benefit from:
Heat and ice therapy
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)
You may need to participate in physical therapy more frequently at the start of your program. As the muscles that support your knee joint become stronger and your pain eases, Dr. Jones and Dr. Patel can recommend at-home exercises you can do to maintain your joint health.
At Apex Wellness, you can also receive wellness services that reduce your risk for additional joint issues. The doctors offer comprehensive guidance to improve your diet, so you can lose weight and reduce unnecessary pressure on your knee joints.
They also provide sports-related training that prevents future knee injuries if you stay active in sports. Training involves stretching exercises and movement guidance to protect your knees during low-impact and high-impact sports and exercise activities.
If you need long-term relief of knee pain, schedule a consultation at Apex Wellness by calling the office or by requesting an appointment online today.
*Physical therapy services are provided and determined by state and practitioner. Services are determined upon screening.