Knee Pain

Knee pain can be self-limiting at times and downright debilitating at others. However, knee pain does not have to mean the end of your favorite activities like walking, hiking, or running. With the right treatment, many of our patients are able to return to their favorite recreational activities within a few weeks. 

If you have been told that you have any of the following, then you are a great candidate for conservative treatment:

  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (IT Band Syndrome)
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • MCL Sprain

Does the thought of walking up or down stairs scare you?

Would you run every day of the week if your knee didn’t hurt so much after just a few miles? Are you frustrated that foam-rolling your IT band only helps temporarily?

Sacrificing your favorite activities is not an option anyone should have to choose. If you are not able to climb stairs with ease, walk or run as you like to because of your knee, give us a call. We would love to talk more about what we do and find a real solution that doesn’t involve surgery or ongoing pain medication.

What to Expect From Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Knee problems are common whether due to trauma or overuse injuries. It’s important to ensure the correct diagnosis and proper management during your initial visit. At iAM Physical Therapy, your physical therapist will talk with you one-on-one to gather information about the history of your problem. We’ll discuss any aggravating and relieving factors, as well as any past medical history that may contribute to the overall problem. 

With this information, we will then do a more focused examination, which may consist of several factors including: Gait evaluation, Palpation, Range of motion measurements, Strength measurements, and Assessment of your balance.

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Conservative PT Treatment for Knee Pain

After completing a thorough examination, your physical therapist will develop a program to increase your strength and range of motion to prepare you to return to normal activities. To be successful, it’s very important for you to be actively engaged in the program. Often, we will prescribe exercises to help strengthen and improve the mobility of the knee. You may need to perform exercises at home, as well.

We also have pre- and post-surgical protocols to assist you with the best outcome possible for your particular diagnosis (ACL tear, sprain/strain, patellofemoral syndrome, total knee replacement, bursitis/tendinitis, arthritis, etc.).

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