Physical therapy can help knee injury patients recover from their injuries and improve their knee function. Physical therapists may use a variety of techniques, including exercise, stretching, manual therapy, and modalities such as heat or ice to help patients recover from knee injuries. They can also teach patients exercises to prevent future injuries and reduce pain and swelling.
This is a common knee injury, often occurring in athletes, that affects the ACL, one of the four major ligaments in the knee. An ACL tear can cause instability, swelling, and pain in the knee.
This is another common knee injury that affects the MCL, another major ligament in the knee. MCL tears can cause pain, swelling, and instability in the knee.
The meniscus is a cartilage pad in the knee joint that acts as a shock absorber. A meniscal tear can occur from a twisting injury, and can cause pain, swelling, and locking or catching in the knee.
A dislocation is an injury where a bone is forced out of its normal position. A patellar dislocation can cause the knee cap to track incorrectly which can cause pain or catching in the knee.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
This is a common knee condition that causes pain and discomfort around the kneecap. It is often caused by overuse or improper alignment of the patella (kneecap).
This is an overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation in the patellar tendon, which connects the kneecap to the shinbone. It is often caused by repetitive stress from jumping or running.
This is a condition that causes the cartilage in the knee joint to wear down over time, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility in the knee.
Bursae are small sacs of fluid that cushion and lubricate joints. Bursitis is a condition that causes inflammation of the bursae in the knee joint, leading to pain and swelling.