HIP & KNEE PAIN
Your knees and hips are your largest joints. They support your body's weight and must work in close synchronization to provide the mobility. Most people will at some point have knee or hip pain because these large joints have a demanding task: they must bear the full weight of your body while at the same time allowing for a wide range of motion. Wear and tear, injury, and simple genetic predisposition can all contribute to knee or hip pain.
How will SP.OR.T.S. help with my hip pain?
Hip pain is a common complaint that can be caused by a wide variety of problems. Hip pain may be caused by arthritis, injuries, pinched nerves or other problems. Hip pain can be due to an acute injury—meaning that it occurs suddenly, such as from a fall or a direct blow during contact sports. Hip pain is also caused by overuse—when the muscle or tendon has slowly become weakened over time by repetitive movements.
Our physical therapists will give you a full evaluation, assessing your range of motion and level of hip pain. Based on this evaluation and existing medical tests, we will work on flexibility and strength exercises, as well as give you movement strategies to manage the pain.
Relieving Knee Pain
Some of the same causes of hip pain can also affect knees, including arthritis and bursitis. In addition, sports injuries such as tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can lead to severe knee pain. Knee pain can restrict movement, affect muscle control in the leg, and reduce the strength and endurance of the muscles that support the knee.
To decrease knee pain, patients will be given strength-building movements, as well as stretches and other flexibility-enhancing techniques. Physical therapy is the most cost-effective way to help you recover from knee pain. Our treatment plans address the root cause of your pain allowing for long-term relief.