Hip and knee pain can be caused by an injury, or a disease. Approximately 25% of adults in the US are faced with knee pain that affects the function of the knee. The NIH did a survey years ago and over half of the respondents ages 60-90 reported pain in a knee and/ or hip joint. There are many causes of pain in these joints and many things that can be done to alleviate that pain.
In physical therapy, our most basic obligation is to medically screen you and make sure that you are being treated in the right place. Physical therapists are trained to identify red flags that would require further medical assessment. If we cannot help you, we will refer you to the proper place. Physical therapists are also trained to help you find the root cause of your condition and to help you resolve your issue without medication or surgery as often as possible.
Your physical therapist can help you address pain in the hip and knee and the functional difficulties related to it. Some of the common conditions we address;
- Baker’s Cyst
- Osteoarthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Tendonitis & Tendonosis
- Muscle Strains
- Ligament Sprains or Tears
- Hip Labral Tear
- Chondromalacia Patella
Your physical therapist will perform a thorough examination and will work with you to develop your goals for treatment and a physical therapy plan to help you achieve those goals.
You don’t need to hurt any longer, call us to get an evaluation and treatment. Our physical therapists are licensed, experienced and committed to seeing you restored to better health.
SOURCES & FOR FURTHER READING:
- Hip pain
- Prevalence of symptoms of knee or hip joints in older adults from the general population
- Physical Therapy Guide to Total Hip Replacement (Arthroplasty)
- Physical Therapy Guide to Osteoarthritis of the Hip
- Physical Therapy Guide to Hip Impingement (Femoroacetabular Impingement)
- Physical Therapy Guide to Knee Pain
- Physical Therapy Guide to Total Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)