Say Goodbye To Chronic Knee Pain With Physical Therapy!
Do your knees ache at night or hurt you during or after exercise? Are stairs or kneeling difficult for you? If you are nodding, you should get treatment from New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI for your knee pain.
Finding knee pain relief can be challenging because all that seems to be offered are injections or surgery. But we have a better and more effective solution.
The good news is that our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapists can help you find knee pain relief without the use of drugs, injections or invasive surgery.
Why does my knee hurt?
There are several reasons you may be experiencing knee pain, so it’s normal to be unsure about what’s causing your symptoms.
Your knee is a hinge joint that can only bend and straighten. You should be able to stand, walk, run, and polka (it is Wisconsin, right?!) with ease if your knees are in good condition.
Knee pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Tendons are thick, fibrous structures that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis can occur when the tendons become irritated and inflamed. The patellar tendon connects the patella (kneecap) to the shinbone, allowing you to kick, run, and jump. Patellar tendinitis is common in runners, skiers, cyclists, and those who engage in jumping sports and activities.
Four ligaments connect our thigh bone to our shinbone, one of which is the ACL. People who participate in sports that require quick changes in direction are more likely to suffer an ACL tear.
The meniscus is a shock absorber located between your shinbone and thighbone. If you twist your knee quickly while standing and your foot doesn’t move with you, the thick, rubbery cartilage may rip. Many times depending on your age or activity level, you don’t have to have surgery to address a meniscus injury.
A thorough evaluation by a licensed physical therapist at our Wauwatosa, WI physical therapy clinic is the best way to determine the true cause of your knee pain.
An injury can cause inflammation in the bursae, which are small sacs of fluid that cushion the knee joint. Inflammation of these sacs (bursa) prevents tendons and ligaments from smoothly gliding over the joint which can result in pain.
Pain around the kneecap can be the result of patello-femoral pain. Normally the kneecap tracks in a groove on the bottom of your shin bone when you bend your knee. If it moves even slightly out of this track due to muscle weakness or tightness this can cause pain. Some people also have arthritis on the back of their kneecap from wear and tear. If you also have tight muscles and weak muscles of your lower extremity, or an unstable arch on your foot when you walk this can cause the kneecap to track poorly and result in a lot of pain with stairs and getting up from sitting for short or long periods.
If you fall or are in a car accident, the bones of the knee, particularly the kneecap (patella), the bottom of the thigh bone, or the top of the shin bone, can be damaged. Fractures are a medical emergency and should be treated by a medical provider in the Emergency room. But oftentimes today instead of a big plaster cast fractures can be immobilized with splints, However some do require surgery. If you have had a fracture of one of the bones close to your knee after emergency treatment you may benefit from physical therapy to decrease inflammation and improve healing.
No matter what the cause of your knee pain may be, the physical therapists at New You Health and Wellness are here to help you find the relief you deserve.
Knee pain relief in Wauwatosa, WI
If you have been to a physical therapist before and didn’t get relief from your knee pain, don’t worry we offer a different unique approach.
During your first appointment, one of our physical therapists will examine your knees for signs of malalignment, tight or weak muscles, foot mechanics as well as your posture, gait, and range of motion.
In order to return to your regular activities with zero or less discomfort, you and the physical therapist will work together to enhance the joint function. Before you are given exercises by your therapist to help stabilize and strengthen your knees your hips and feet will be evaluated as well. This is because what happens at these joints impact your knee pain BIG TIME!
You will also receive treatments including our cutting-edge advanced treatment called electrohydraulic shockwave therapy that is the only device of its kind that can penetrate right into the knee joint and address the inflammation. Ultrasound, estim or other types of Shockwave can’t get that deep. These treatments speed the recovery of injured tissues.
Physical therapy treatments at New You Health and Wellness may also be able to help you avoid costly and painful surgery!
Request an appointment today and say goodbye to knee pain!
Now is the time to take charge of your knee pain and prevent it from interfering with your life any longer. You should get started on the road to long-term pain relief right away! So, what are you waiting for?
Your Next Steps…
Request An Appointment
Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!