Knee pain is very common among adults, and often occurs gradually as the ligaments and cartilage in the knee joint wear down. For some people, knee pain develops as a result of overuse from athletics or hobbies that place a lot of pressure on the knees, such as gardening. Other people develop knee pain from years of not wearing supportive shoes coupled with weight gain that places pressure on the knees.
Whatever the cause of your knee pain, there are many treatment options available to you that don’t include surgery. While some minor instances of knee pain can be treated with hot and cold compresses and over-the-counter medication, more persistent knee pain should be treated with more targeted methods of treatment, such as physical therapy.
If you are suffering from knee pain for more than a couple weeks, and icing and resting your knee is not reducing the pain or symptoms, you should consider seeing a physical therapist for a personalized treatment plan to help relieve your pain. At Arrow Physical Therapy in New Jersey, we work with many patients who suffer from chronic knee pain, and we are able to guide them through a personalized treatment plan that helps them find relief and get back to the life they once enjoyed. You can read about these patients in our testimonial section.
How does physical therapy help relieve chronic knee pain?
Physical therapy targets the muscles and ligaments around the knee to help support the knee joint and relieve pressure on the pinched nerve that is causing your pain. Through a series of targeted stretches and exercises, as well as many recommendations for at-home stretches and remedies to accompany your physical therapy treatment, physical therapy can help reduce the chronic knee pain you are experiencing.
Find a physical therapist near you who offers knee pain treatment
If you are suffering from chronic knee pain and you are looking for a treatment solution, contact our team at Arrow Physical Therapy. We have offices in Woodbridge, Union and Edison, New Jersey. Our team of certified physical therapists can create a personalized treatment plan to help relieve your chronic knee pain so you can get back to doing the things you enjoy in life. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.