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Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common occurrence. It limits people with squatting, walking, stairs, and even getting up from a chair. Common causes are knee arthritis and patellofemoral syndrome.

Knee Arthritis/Total Knee Replacement

Knee arthritis is a change in the smoothness of the bone. Many times patients are advised they are "bone on bone." This means that the joint space, which is what is sounds like has decreased so the bones are rubbing on each other. This is often characterized by popping and cracking deep in the knee. Physical therapy can help improve strength and mobility for prior to and after surgery. Learning proper strengthening with proper form that does not put the joint in an extreme position can often delay surgery depending on the severity of the arthritis.

Patellofemoral Syndrome

Patellofemoral syndrome is the result of damage to the cartilage under the kneecap. It is common in athletes, and causes pain in the front of the knee.

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Research has shown that physical therapy is an effective treatment for knee pain. Physical therapy can help you get back on your feet, literally. Physical therapy goals are to decrease pain, improve function, and teach you the skills you need to maintain a healthy back.


We use a variety of treatment options, including manual therapy, exercise, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, and mechanical traction to provide the best symptom relief. Performing exercises properly is an important component of physical therapy. We educate our patients on proper performance, as well as monitor them while they exercise here in the clinic. A home exercise program will be provided and taught as well. How you move is key to improving knee. Education on how to bend, stand, sit, walk, and even sleep is important for treatment to eliminate long term pain. 

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