Knee Pain at FYZICAL

Your Knee Pain is more common than you might think! It is estimated that 100 million Americans experience Knee Pain and that Knee Pain is the 2nd most common cause of Chronic Pain. At FYZICAL, our Doctors of Physical Therapy work closely with you to evaluate the mechanics of your knee, to find underlying causes to your knee pain, and to ensure your recovery gets you back to YOUR desired level of health.

In addition to Orthopedic Physical Therapy, we are proud offer the Las Vegas valley the following services to treat unwanted Knee Pain:

  • Customized Athletic Strengthening and Conditioning Training 
  • The Miracle Wave™
  • Dry Needling
  • Hydrotherapy (Las Vegas’s ONLY Hydroworx Pool)
  • Pilates Based Rehab
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Medically Based Fitness
  • FYZICAL 123® Topical Pain Cream
  • The Pensivy Method™
  • FYZICAL® Supplements

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What Is Knee Pain?
The Knee Joint is a hinge joint that connects your Tibia and Femur at your Patella (Knee Cap). The knee and its function is supported by four main ligaments; the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL), the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL), the Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL), and lastly, the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL). The knee also has two rings of cartilage that function as shock absorbers, known as your Medial and Lateral Mensicus. 

Knee Pain can occur suddenly, or can happen slowly overtime as the result of continued trauma to the joint and its structures. Based on the generalized location of your knee pain, we can determine what internal structures may be involved. 

In addition to possible structural damage, one of the most common causes of knee pain is Osteoarthritis. 

The Types of Knee Pain
  • Ligament Tears
    • This injury may result from a direct blow to the knee, or when twisting/pivoting while the foot is anchored to the ground. Immediate pain and swelling usually occur, while the knee may feel unstable, like it is about to “give out”.
  • Osteoarthritis
    • A condition that occurs when the cartilage protecting the inside surfaces of the tibia and femur gradually wear away.
  • Anterior Knee Pain
    • This pain occurs around the kneecap in the front of the knee. This is commonly caused due to the kneecap shifting out of position and may be due to overuse. Activities like squats or climbing stairs often causes pain to occur.
  • Lateral Knee Pain
    • This pain occurs on the outside of the knee and is commonly caused by the iliotibial band (IT Band) becoming irritated. This is usually an injury resulting from overuse that is commonly seen in runners. Activities like squatting, running, or walking can cause the pain to occur.
  • Medial Knee Pain
    • This pain occurs along the inside of the knee and is commonly the result of irritation to the MCL or the medial meniscus either from overuse or a direct blow. Activities like squatting, walking up or down an incline, or going down stairs causes the pain to occur.
How Is It Diagnosed?
Diagnosing your Knee Pain requires a thorough evaluation, your current medical history, and of course, your symptoms! Your physician may require medial imaging like an MRI or an X-Ray to complete your diagnosis.

At FYZICAL, your Doctor of Physical Therapy will perform tests and measurements to find:

  • Limited Range of Motion
  • Pain with Certain Movements
  • Weakness in the muscles around your hip, knee, or ankle
  • Problems with your Balance
  • Difficulty walking or performing specific sports and daily movement activities like standing from a chair, or climbing stairs.
How FYZICAL Can Help!
At FYZICAL, your Doctor of Physical Therapy will tailor a plan of care specific to your needs after the initial evaluation, taking your personal goals and aspirations into consideration. Some general treatment techinques to address your knee pain are:

 

  • Pain Management
    • At FYZICAL, our Doctors of Physical Therapy will use various treatments and modalities to address your pain, such as electrical stimulation, heat, ice, Dry Needling, the Miracle Wave™, and more! In addition to our treatments, we have our own FDA Reviewed topical pain cream that helps our patients with their acute and chronic pain on their own! For more information, visit Fyzical123.com.
  • Manual Therapy
    • An important part of the FYZICAL 123® process is the actual applicator used to apply the cream to the affected sight. The applicator is ergonomically designed to help the cream penetrate the top layer of the skin, to break up scar tissue, and to stimulate the healing process by increasing the blood flow to the affected area. This process is called The Pensivy Method™.
  • Therapeutic Exercise
    • These exercises are designed for increasing your flexibility, to help with strengthening, and for overall endurance to help you return to your desired level of health and function.
  • Functional Exercise
    • These exercises are designed to help you return to your daily functioning activities, like work, home-life, or sports activities. These exercises may also include Balance and Coordination exercises.
  • Self-Care Instruction
    • At FYZICAL, we equip our patients with the knowledge and the tools to maintain their desired level of health and function. Your Doctor of Physical Therapy will provide you with tips to manage your pain at home, design a safe and effective Home Exercise Program for you to do in addition to your treatment, and will provide you with the knowledge of how your knee works and what trauma may cause your condition to persist.
Injury Prevention
To help reduce and manage your Knee Pain, it is important to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, perform regular and safe exercise, get adequate rest, and most importantly, maintain a healthy weight. Weight management is an essential part in maintaining healthy knee joint function. It is also important to gradually warm up into activity through stretching and other flexibility exercises.

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