Physical Therapy for Hip Pain and Knee Pain
The hips and knees support your body weight for walking and moving about, providing stability and mobility. Injury, arthritic change, or general pain at the hips or knees can keep your joints from working normally and limit your ability to function in life.
Hip pain and knee pain can also result in a lack of mobility, muscle weakness, the inability to bear weight, and difficulty rising from a chair.
What are the Most Common Causes of Hip Pain and Knee Pain?
Hip pain often feels like a constant dull ache and can be located in the front, back, side of the hip, lower back, or the buttocks. Knee pain can be sharp or dull and can be on the front or back or sides of the knee joint.
Diagnostic terms that describe some types of hip pain and knee pain include:
- Hip Labral Tear
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Muscle Strain or Tear
- Ligament Sprain, Strain, or Tear
- Meniscus Tear
How Can a Physical Therapist Help with Hip Pain and Knee Pain?
Whether you have hip pain or knee pain, physical therapy can reduce discomfort and improve overall functional mobility. In many instances, orthopedic surgeons send patients to physical therapy for muscle strengthening before hip or knee surgery. Depending on the severity of your pain and injury, therapy provides a safe, non-invasive, and holistic treatment option.
Here at Bayside Physical Therapy, a physical therapist will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to decrease pain, improve motion and strength. They will also help you create a comprehensive home exercise routine to help you maintain a better quality of life.
The treatment for hip pain and knee pain includes a progression from pain management to a range of motion restoration to re-establish strength and ability.
When Should You Seek Help for Hip Pain and Knee Pain?
If you have hip pain or knee pain, seek physical therapy intervention now. Whether your problem is new or of long duration, physical therapy can help resolve the situation.