Physical Therapy For Knees: Ways To Deal With Your Knee Pain

Knee pain is common in people for a number of reasons such as arthritis, autoimmune disorders, injuries or any type of trauma. It limits a person’s activities and causes them difficulties when they are sitting, walking or climbing stairs. Knee physiotherapy is very important for understanding the cause of the pain, the type of pain and its correct treatment. In addition, the location of the pain allows analyzing which part of the knees has problems and to provide means for appropriate treatment.

Knees help ensure leg stability and mobility. But if you look closer, several other muscles help in its function such as the hips and ankle joints. Therefore, if a problem occurs in one of these muscles, the stability of the knees is affected. Thus, in addition to knee therapy, chain muscle therapies such as hips and ankles are also essential to maintain strength, stability and balance of the body as a whole.

Types Of Knee Pain

Understanding the type of knee pain is important because it helps to properly diagnose the condition and get the right treatment. The types of knee pain are:

  • Acute pain: Lasts for around 1-7 days after injury.
  • Sub-acute pain: Lasts for 2-6 weeks after injury.
  • Chronic knee pain: Lasts for greater than 8-12 weeks

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