PHYSICAL THERAPY: The Knee Pain Solution
Yourphysicaltherapist’sassessmentcanrefineorevenreplacemore costly diagnostic tools, such as MRIs. Our trained professionals do this by determining what your knees’ current range of motion is, along with the location and nature of the pain, swelling, or stiffness you’re experiencing. These clues allow our team to create a strategy that’s geared to your specific knee problem. Hands-on care to restore ROM and decrease swelling are the keys to solving your aching knee problems. During your physical therapy sessions, you’ll begin restoring the crucial fluid circulation in your knee joints, which ensures optimum natural joint movement. PT also builds strength in the muscles surrounding your knees, providing better long-term support for the complex joint system. If you’re concerned about costly and time-consuming surgery, injections or invasive tests, contact us today. Our expert physical therapists will help you resolve your knee pain issues, while also teaching you methods of protecting your knees in the future, to prevent further pain or injury. Call Nebraska Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at (402) 721-1112 to make bending and kneeling easy again. SOURCES: ptcentral.org/2017/01/physical-therapists-guide-to-knee-pain • moveforwardpt.com/ symptomsconditionsdetail.aspx?cid=b92021cb-a1ec-4f20-8b7e-37d62bc1a52e • orthoinfo.aaos. org/PDFs/Rehab_Knee_6.pdf
3 Important Things You Need to Know About Physical Therapy
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2. The best thing that you can do is seek treatment as immediately following the development of your pain as possible. Muscle aches and joint pain tend to grow worse over time.The longer you let your pain go untreated, the more severe the pain is likely to become and more difficult to heal. Physical therapy can have a huge impact on alleviating pain from muscle and joint aches, but the earlier you start, the better off you will be. 3. Physical therapy is the best strategy to overcome chronic pain and is helpful at all ages. About 30% of adults over 18 struggle with chronic back pain, and that number is even higher for those who are over 65. Turning to pain medication only masks the pain without addressing the issue—meaning the pain always comes back. Your physical therapist will tailor therapy methods to your needs, helping you achieve the best results possible.
Winter is one of the most trying times of the year for those struggling with chronic pain. Add the risk of falling due to icy conditions and cold weather that aggravates even the mildest arthritis issue and you’ll find a huge increase of those who would benefit from pain management and support. Take this month to learn some of the most important things you need to know about the benefits and perks of physical therapy: 1. Physical therapy is most beneficial when used before an issue becomes chronic and even as a means to prevent future injury. Your physical therapist can provide you an exercise regimen to help strengthen your body and keep joints healthy, flexible, and moving properly. Exercising regularly can help you understand proper lifting mechanics and their importance in everyday life, such as moving heavy furniture or lifting items off the ground. You can also practice proper posture as a preventative to many different types of injuries.
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