Knee Pain Relief
Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Your Knee Pains
Living With Knee Pain? Relief Is Closer Than You Think.
Are you experiencing pain in your knees that causes you to feel like they might give out from under you at any time? Knee pain can seriously get in the way of your routine, especially if you’re dealing with both at the same time!
Whichever might be giving you trouble, physical therapy at Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy in Huntington Beach, CA can find the root of your problem and treat it safely and comfortably — without the use of harmful drugs. Contact us today to learn more.
What Causes Knee Pain to Develop?
You’ve heard the old song that goes, “Your knee bone is connected to your hip bone,” right? Knee pains can be experienced together or separately, but it is important to note that because of their connection, what happens with one, affects the other!
Your knee is a hinge joint and supports more weight than the hips, 6 times your body weight when doing a squat. Proper movement of both your hips and knees allows complicated motions, giving you the ability to stand, walk, run, and dance without falling over.
Pain felt in the knees may originate in the joints themselves, but it may also be a result of an underlying condition in another part of the body. For example, your knees are part of the same kinetic chain, meaning they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body and posture to function properly.
Therefore, a problem with your knee joint may translate to unnecessary added forces to your hips, and vice versa. If one part of the kinetic chain is out of balance, stress and deterioration may be placed on another.
How Can Physical Therapy Help My Knee Pain?
At Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy, our physical therapists will work to reduce or even eliminate your knee pain. Often we find that our patients can be spared the need for harmful medication or expensive corrective surgery. Our Huntington Beach, CA physical therapists are highly trained and can examine your knee for signs of misalignment or damage, as well as examine your balance, gait, posture, and overall range of motion.
Aquatic physical therapy is proven to help with both hip and knee pain. The buoyancy of the water helps to reduce the forces so you can heal and reduce stiffness more comfortably. Our Zero Impact Zone deep end allows you to move with no weight on your joints. No weight on your hip and knee joints usually means no pain!
During your physical therapy treatment, you will also be given exercises for relieving your joint pain and stabilizing any weak knee tissues. These exercises will most likely vary depending on your specific condition. For example, research has demonstrated that people suffering from patella pain (pain located in the kneecaps) tend to respond better to exercises that focus on strengthening your knees, rather than just focusing on the knees by themselves.
Core exercises may also be suggested for you to do in order to strengthen your core, lower back muscles, lower abdominal muscle groups, and pelvic muscles. Core exercises are meant to improve your posture and reduce the amount of weight you carry on both sides of your body.
Your physical therapist may also recommend additional customized treatments, such as mobilizations to improve joint movement or other soft tissue treatments that offer pain relief and promote the healing of damaged tissues in the hip or knees. We have many options for pain relief for you to heal faster!
Contact Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy For Relief
Are you ready to bid knee pain farewell? Contact Southern California Aquatic and Physical Therapy today to request an appointment with one of our dedicated Huntington Beach, CA physical therapists, and get started on the path toward long-lasting pain relief. Your knees will thank you!