CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

CT PHYSICAL THERAPY CARE

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Physical Therapy For Knee Pain

"A Strong Knee Helps The Pain Go Away"

 

Are you looking for physical therapy for knee pain?

1. Does your knee ache and bothers?

2. Does your knee click with movement?

3. Does your knee lock or buckle?

4. Do You have difficulty squatting?

5. Do you have trouble standing and walking?

6. Do you have a hard time going up and down stairs?

 

Why suffer from knee pain? Consult physical therapist who can help you recover. CT Physical Therapy Care is the right place for you. Don't wait for your symptoms to worsen. The earlier you get treatment, the better you recover.

 

How Should We Manage Your Knee Pain?

 

The first step in managing knee pain is to figure out the source of your symptoms. We have to know the diagnosis of your problem.

The second step is to treat the part affected. How you manage depends on the tissue affected. The usual problem comes from tendons, muscles, ligament, or other tissues. It is easier to handle if you know what structure you need to treat.

Finally, you have to correct the knee mechanics and strengthen your muscles. The common neglected causes are muscle weakness, alignment, or congruency. A stable knee is the best way to recover.

 

The most common condition we treat for the knee is the following.

1. Torn ACL
2. Torn Meniscus
3. Patellofemoral Syndrome
4. Runners Knee
5. Knee Tendonitis

Physical Therapy For Torn ACL

The ACL is a ligament that stabilizes the knee. It restricts movement beyond range. It also helps maintain the congruency of the joint. When injured, it hurts if stretched but it will heal by itself. Complete tear won't recover, and the knee becomes unstable. If left untreated, the knee can get hurt and degenerate along the way.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Pop sensation during injury.
  2. Pain and swelling
  3. The knee gives way with weight bearing.
  4. Limited range of motion.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control symptoms.
  2. Strengthen quads/VMO & hamstrings
  3. Use support to protect from undue stress.
  4. Functional Training.
  5. Consult a physical therapist.
  6. See an orthopedic doctor if complete tear.
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Physical Therapy For Torn Meniscus

The meniscus is cartilage that cushions the knee joint. It is a shock absorber and improves the congruency of the knee joint. A torn meniscus causes pain and swelling. Symptoms increase with weight bearing and prevent full knee extension. Without treatment, it may worsen and lead to arthritis.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Pain & swelling.
  2. Stiffness
  3. Clicking sensation
  4. Increase pain when twisting the knee.
  5. Knee locking

Recovery Guide

  1. Control the inflammation & manage the injury.
  2. Retrain & strengthen muscles.
  3. Protection of joint.
  4. Progressive exercise training.
  5. Consult physical therapist.

Patellofemoral Syndrome

The patella called the knee cap covers the front part of the knee joint. It acts as a pulley to make the work of quadriceps efficient. It moves to adapt to the movement. Patellofemoral syndrome is a problem in the knee cap due to overuse or repeated stress. It is common for runners and athletes due to their activity. If you don't treat this condition, it will lead to wear and tear of the knee cap that may lead to arthritis.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Aching pain at knee cap area
  2. Increase pain with prolonged knee bending.
  3. Increase pain with prolonged weight bearing.
  4. Difficulty negotiating stairs
  5. Increase pain squatting

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflammation.
  2. Unload the knee joint and moderate activity.
  3. Use support.
  4. Strengthen VMO that controls knee cap.
  5. Stretch ITB & hamstrings
  6. Progressive increase in functional activities.
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Physical Therapy For Runners Knee

Iliotibial Band Syndrome or Runners Knee
Iliotibial band(ITB) is a fibrous tissue at the outer side of the knee to the hip area. It helps to stabilize the lateral side of the knee. Iliotibial Band Syndrome is overuse of ITB from weight-bearing activities. It can cause irritation and tightness at the knee. If left untreated it can result in pain irritation cycle that will hurt the knee cap and the knee.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Pain at the side of the knee joint to thigh.
  2. Increase symptoms with deep pressure on the band.
  3. Tightness
  4. Increase pain when running or negotiating stairs.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflammation
  2. Loosen ITB
  3. Stretching of ITB
  4. Strengthen Quads
  5. Exercise to mobilize knee.
    6. See a PT.

Physical Therapy For Knee Tendonitis

The tendons are the soft tissues that connect muscles to bone. The quads & patellar tendon covers the knee cap that help with stability. Knee tendonitis is an irritation to the ligaments of the knee. It can heal with correct treatment. If torn, it may need further intervention.

Signs & Symptoms

  1. Anterior knee pain
  2. Stiffness
  3. Increase pain with running, jumping, or squatting.
  4. Increase pain with deep pressure.

Recovery Guide

  1. Control inflammation
  2. Prevent adhesions in the tendon.
  3. Unload knee activities
  4. Use support
  5. Progressive loading of the knee.
  6. See a therapist for better recovery.
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Why Choose CT Physical Therapy Care?

At CT PT Care, we figure out the source of your knee pain.

We will:

*Ask you how it happened
*Check up your movement, strength, and knee alignment.
*Inspect the tissue suspected to be a problem.
*Treat your inflamed tissue.
*Give advice correct muscle imbalances.

Our focus is your healing, and to help manage the symptom from coming back.

If you hurt your knee, get expert help. Call us right away to learn how we can help you. Our therapists have the skills to treat knee problems. We improved and managed many people with knee pain in the past. Our focus is to relieve your symptoms and help recover your function.

Call us now. Your recovery is our priority!