HIP & KNEE PAIN RELIEF
How is physical therapy a non-surgical alternative for hip and knee pain?
Your hips and knees are the largest joints in your body connecting a large number of muscles, bones, and ligaments. That means that much of the daily abuse that your body takes can ultimately impact your hips and knees. And when these crucial joints begin to show strain, it can become difficult to move much at all — at least without pain. For that reason, it’s important to seek medical attention for hip and knee pain as soon as possible. Often, physical therapy can be the key to avoiding surgery and reducing medication reliance.
How can I decrease hip pain?
Hip joint compression and surrounding soft tissue irritation are common culprits for hip pain. Hip pain can also result from other nearby structures such as the sacroiliac joint and lumbar spine. We will perform a thorough evaluation to screen for these issues. Based on this evaluation and existing medical tests, we’ll work on flexibility and strength exercises as well as give you movement strategies to manage the pain. We’ll employ appropriate manual therapy techniques to foster a better healing environment for the hip.
What can I do about knee pain?
Knee pain can be the result of progressive cartilage loss, joint instability from ligament damage or repetitive soft tissue irritation. In addition to any diagnostic studies ordered by your physician, our thorough assessment will guide the treatment process. Our physical therapist will provide targeted exercises to improve strength and mobility while reducing your pain. As with many other treatment areas, manual therapy techniques and treatment modalities also spearhead our approach.
When you’re ready to begin working on methods for getting rid of your knee and/or hip pain, contact Given Sports & Physical Therapy in Crystal Lake, IL today. A thorough and skilled evaluation at our facility will immediately put you on the right track to recovery. suggest a course of treatment.