Knee Pain – Diagnosis
By Drew Heideman PT/ATC
Knee Pain Diagnosis
The most common type of injuries we see at JOI are as follows:
Degenerative knee arthritis. Basically this is the degree that your cartilage is wearing off the end of each bone at the knee. This erosion can lead to a change of alignment at the knee. This is referred to either knocked knees or bowlegged in layman’s terms.
ACL Tear: ACL tears can be from both contact and non contact. Usually athletes /individuals that do more cutting/twisting are at risk. Usually you hear a pop and will have immediate swelling.
Meniscal Tear: These are the the two cushioning ligaments of the knee. Located between the bones of the leg on both the inside and outside of the knee. Again a common cause is twisting movements of the knee. This injury can also be caused by wear and tear.
Patella Femoral Inflammation: common among young active females. The condition is usually both biomechanical with the hip joint and angle of the knee cap with movement with the joint. This is commonly called Patella tracking. Also weakness of the quad muscle plays a part in this as it doesn’t control the movement of the knee cap with activity.
JOI Offers Conservative Physical Therapy Approaches For Treating Knee Pain
JOI Rehab offers a conservative approach to the treatment of knee pain. There are several different ways to treat pain in the knee in physical therapy. Modalities such as laser and electrical stimulation can help decrease knee pain symptoms. Range-of-motion and strength training are also typically used as ways to treat those who are having painful knee symptoms. Weight loss can really help decrease the amount of stress on the knee joint itself.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, call (904) 858-7045
If you want to find more information about the diagnosis of your knee pain, visit the trending or library section of JOIONLINE.NET or call JOI-2000