For many reasons, knee pain is a prevalent issue, ranging from acute wounds to disease complications. Depending on the structure, the place of knee pain may differ. In the event of an infection or inflammatory process, the whole knee may be swollen and painful, whereas the torn meniscus or bone fracture provides symptoms only in one location. Baker cyst in the back of the knee generally creates pain.
The knee joint is our gait cycle's very fundamental anatomical structure. The knee is mainly dependent on the foot's stability along with the hip and pelvis' biomechanical function. Patients repeatedly come to the office, asking:
- Do I need an orthosis to repair my knee pain?
- Does it work correctly?
- Should I raise my knee, so I use my femoral tendons in the right way?
- What shoes should I wear?
Bergenfield Physical Therapy provides a very specific, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of the pain and treats it as such.
All these questions will affect the knee in one way or another. It is very important that the doctors/therapists consider the function, stability, and mobility of the knee joint. Most of the knee pain we treat at Bergenfield Physical Therapy is due to injury or bad posture when walking and running. Both scenarios will lead to a lack of proper functions and harmful stability patterns.
Therefore, due to the lack of this function, the proper muscles and ligaments and surrounding cartilage are affected by compensatory or excessive injury mechanisms. At Bergenfield Physical Therapy, we offer non-surgical options to deal with effective and safe knee pain. You will receive an individual treatment plan; its purpose will be to return to the level of activity and lifestyle you are accustomed to without having to take care of your knees. We will explain to you how to avoid pain, overcome the cause, and eliminate symptoms. Bergenfield Physical Therapy provides a very specific, personal, and comprehensive approach to determine the exact cause of such pain and treatment.
Knee pain will rely on the region and structures damaged by injury and/or malfunction. Knee pain, usually not arthritis, is usually on the knee's upper, lower, or inner side. Other situations lead to knee or joint pain in the inner line. Here, arthritic pain, meniscus, and ligaments appear sharp, dull, and sore.
There are many different reasons why one has knee pain. If the injury is not caused by trauma, it is important to consider the stability and function of the knee joint in general. The therapist/doctor will evaluate the knee at all walking stages and determine if weight change and weight transfer are the cause of the pain. Other reasons include, but are not limited to:
At Bergenfield Physical Therapy, the doctor will begin comprehensive functional testing, which will address the onset, cause, time, severity of the knee pain. At this point, the cause of knee pain will be determined; however, in severe cases, magnetic resonance imaging is required.