Knee injuries and knee pain are very common in athletes, is seen frequently with recreational activities, and even with normal daily tasks. Injuries and pain can range from minor sprains or strains to severe tears or can be as a result of the natural process of aging. Pain can arise from ligament sprains or tears, muscle imbalances, trauma, or as a natural result of the aging process.
Physical therapy can be helpful in identifying the problem and looking for other related causes. This allows the therapist to treat those causes while decreasing pain, and restoring your function. Gait analysis can be performed to ensure that the cause is not coming from other joints such as the ankle or hip. Post-operative care for total knee replacements, meniscal, ACL, PCL, LCL or MCL ligament repairs are also treated more effectively when proper differentiation is performed.
Many times conservative care through physical therapy can prevent surgery especially for ligament tears. At MTI Physical Therapy the latest and best evidence-based techniques and treatments are utilized to restore flexibility, joint mobility, strength, and balance– getting you effectively and efficiently back to function.
If you are looking to return to recreational sport/activity or just to be able to walk/run without pain, MTI has the tools available to help you achieve your goals.