Joseph X. Becker, MSPT
Physical Therapy & Intramuscular Dry Needling located in The Woodlands, TX
Knee Pain Q&A
What are some common causes of knee pain?
From the time you wake until you head to bed at night, your knees perform a multitude of tasks. They not only enable mobility, but they also help support the weight of your entire upper body. Walking, running, bending, climbing, and even sitting all place demands on your knees.
It’s no wonder that knee pain is so common. Some causes of it include:
- Traumatic injury
- Sports injury
- Ligament tears
- Iliotibial band syndrome
These are just a few of the issues that can lead to knee pain. In some cases, more than one factor causes or contributes to it.
When should I seek professional treatment for knee pain?
Everyone experiences occasional knee pain, often after a day of abnormally vigorous physical activity. A long bike ride, a vacation hike, or even a long afternoon in the garden can all cause mild to moderate knee-pain.
However, when pain is severe or persists after a couple of days of self care, it may be time to schedule a visit to see a physical therapist.
Knee pain can prevent you from enjoying an active and healthy life. Considerable research supports the link between a sedentary lifestyle and a wide range of chronic diseases, so finding relief from knee pain care should be a priority.
What are some options for treating knee pain?
Customized physical therapy from a highly skilled physical therapist is a great way to relieve from it and improve joint function.
Just as no two people are alike, your physical therapy treatment plan will be unique and shaped to suit your specific needs. Strengthening exercises can not only provide support for the joint while your body heals, but they can also reduce your risk of future injury.
Stretching is also an essential part of physical therapy. You’ll learn the motions and techniques needed to enhance flexibility in your knees, giving you greater range of motion in the joints and facilitating mobility.
Physical therapy isn’t always easy, and there will be days when you fight hard for treatment milestones, but you can have reassurance that Mr. Becker is dedicated to your healing progress.
To schedule an appointment for knee physical therapy with Healing PT in The Woodlands, Texas, call the office or book online today.