Research suggests that approximately 1 out of every 4 adults in the U.S. deals with chronic knee pain. Recurring knee pain can cause problems with mobility, making it uncomfortable to walk, run, bend over, and perform a variety of other simple movements. If you find that your knee pain is preventing you from doing your routine tasks, it’s time for you to consider seeking a professional for treatment.
Professional treatment for knee pain looks like going to a licensed physical therapist who can guide you through a personalized plan of action over multiple sessions. They’ll help determine the cause of your knee pain to then address the best way to improve the condition of your knee and minimize pain.
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Common causes of knee pain include:
- Injury — Common knee injuries include ACL tears, meniscus tears, fractures and iliotibial (IT) band injuries. These often result from sudden, abnormal movements or contact during physical activity.
- Tendinitis — Over time, repetitive movements can place stress on the knee and cause inflammation to develop in the tendons. This inflammation can cause knee discomfort, immobility and even pain.
- Arthritis — Arthritis, also known as joint inflammation, is a condition that can develop and cause a person to experience stiffness, pain and inflammation in their knee joints. It can feel worse with inactivity and in some cases, may be degenerative over time.
Symptoms You May Experience Along With Knee Pain
It’s time to reach out to a physical therapist for treatment if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Stiffness or tightness in the knee.
- Swelling in the knee.
- Instability when walking or moving the knee.
- Unusual noises coming from the knee.
- Redness around the knee.
- Warmth in the skin around the knee.
- Limited flexibility when using the knee.
Treatments for Knee Pain
At REPAIR SI, we provide more than one treatment route for our patients. The people who come into our clinic are unique, and we believe in providing uniquely customized care options. We offer the following modalities to treat knee pain:
- Physical therapy.
- Chiropractic care.
- Fitness training.
Whatever the root of your knee pain may be, our highly trained physical therapists and trainers can address your condition. We’re committed to providing you with the tools you need to minimize your knee pain and get back to doing the activities you love.