Experiencing Hip and Knee Pain? Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief!
Pain Relief is Possible with PT
Do you have debilitating or uncomfortable pain in your knees or hips? You’re not the only one who feels this way. Knee pain is a common condition, resulting in 19.4 million pain-related visits to a physician’s office each year, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons!
The knees and hips are important and complex body parts. These parts of your body have several tendons, joints, and muscles that work together to allow you to move normally. However, if these areas are damaged in any way, or if you experience pain in them, it can become very difficult to do your normal activities.
Fortunately, physical therapy can help alleviate knee and hip pain! Contact New You Health and Wellness today to find out more about how a trained physical therapist can help you get the long-term pain relief you deserve.
Common causes of hip and knee pain
There are numerous conditions that can impair the movement of your knees and hips. These problems arise as a result of a traumatic injury, a chronic disease, or repetitive motions performed as part of a job, sport, or hobby.
- Strains and sprains – Strains and sprains are common injuries that can occur in a variety of ways. Strains occur when a muscle or tendon becomes overstretched or torn. A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments can even rupture, causing bruising, restricted mobility, and pain. A physical therapist can show you exercises that will help you recover faster. They can also teach you how to move to avoid further pain or injury.
- Tears in the meniscus – Unfortunately, meniscus tears are one of the most common types of knee injuries. Swelling, stiffness, and varying degrees of pain are all symptoms of this injury. You’re also more likely to develop this injury if you’re aggressively pivoting and twisting your legs, especially if you’re an athlete. Without surgery, a physical therapist can provide safe and effective treatment for a torn meniscus.
- Bursitis – Bursitis develops when a small sac of fluid known as the “bursa” becomes inflamed and painful. This, like many other conditions, is caused by overuse or repetitive injuries. Bursitis can occur in a variety of body parts, including the elbows, knees, and hips. Physical therapy relieves bursitis pain and aids in the recovery process.
- Arthritis – Arthritis, also known as “osteoarthritis,” is a condition in which the tissues surrounding the joints become inflamed and irritated. This condition can cause pain throughout your body, including your hands, knees, and hips. A physical therapist can teach you proper posture and movement techniques to protect your joints and keep your arthritis from interfering with your daily activities.
How physical therapy can help
First, a licensed physical therapist from New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI will examine your hips to look for structural damage or evidence of misalignment. Additionally, your gait, posture, balance, and range of motion will be evaluated by your physical therapist. Certain exercise practices are given to patients to alleviate joint pain and increase mobility. A customized treatment plan will be created for you.
Additionally, our cutting-edge advanced electrohydraulic Softwave therapy is perfect for the hip as it is the only modality that can penetrate deep enough to get to the hip joint and the source of the pain.
Ready to start your recovery? Contact New You Health and Wellness today!
Your physical therapist can perform a thorough examination of your body, pinpoint the areas of your hips and knees that are causing you pain, and design a personalized treatment plan for your specific condition.
Discover how physical therapy can help you reduce or even eliminate your knee or hip pain today. You deserve to be able to resume your favorite activities without fear of being limited by your hips and knees. So, what are you waiting for? You can find relief with one of our highly experienced physical therapists. Contact our office today to set up your one-on-one evaluation and get back on track to recovery.