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Physical Therapy

Hip and Knee Pain

What causes hip and knee pain?

  • The hips and knees are the largest joints in the body meaning they take a lot of our daily stressors
  • Poor body mechanics contribute to greater breakdown of the hips and knees
  • Arthritic changes from worn joints
  • Overuse
  • Nerve impingement
  • Altered gait pattern

Common Conditions:

  • Hip impingement
  • Hip replacement
  • Hip or knee bursitis
  • Hip or knee arthritis
  • Knee replacement
  • Ligamentous repair

How can physical therapy help?

  • Your therapist will perform a thorough examination and evaluation to discover the underlying cause of your hip and/or knee pain. Common treatments include:
    • Manual therapy - aids to improve hip and/or knee mobility
    • Range of motion exercises - restores full pain free motion of your hip and/or knee
    • Strengthening exercises - increases stability of your hips and/or knees
    • Education - regarding proper posture, walking pattern and lifting techniques
    • Functional training- assists with returning you to sport or job duties

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