Hip and Knee Pain Relief
When you walk, run and move, your hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot all have to work together in sequence. When one of these joints, and the muscles that make them move are not working properly, pain can occur in different parts of the leg. Hip pain can leave you with very limited movement and make walking painful. Often pain may radiate to the groin, buttock and even thigh.
Our expert physical therapists at Elliott Physical Therapy, understand the complexities of hip movement and function. By examining your walking, movement, range of motion, strength and coordination we can pinpoint the source of your pain. Call Elliott Physical Therapy today at 617-506-7210 to learn more.
Knee pain is a very common condition affecting millions of Americans. Knee pain can occur for many reasons from knee arthritis to sports injuries. At Elliott Physical Therapy, we work closely with you to evaluate the mechanics of your hip, knee and ankle. Limitations in movement and strength can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Restoring the normal movement, strength and coordination through physical therapy can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities.
We help patients of all ages recover from knee surgery and also prevent surgery if possible. If you had knee surgery, including total or partial knee replacement, come in for treatments for a proper recovery that will get you back to your peak performance quickly. Call Elliott Physical Therapy today to learn how we can relieve your knee pain.
Many people may feel pain into their lower leg and calf area. This can be a result of strain on those muscles and other structures. Knee problems and ankle pain can contribute to leg pain. At times, back problems can present as pain in the leg even when if there is not a lot of back pain. Our expert physical therapists will thoroughly examine you to determine the source of your leg pain and address it so you can recover quickly. Leg pain, knee pain and ankle pain can be addressed with a comprehensive plan to alleviate pain, restore movement and increase your strength. Contact Elliott Physical Therapy at Dorchester, Easton/Brockton, Hingham, Milton & North Attleboro, MA centers today to find out!
Your knees are hinge joints that allow for the forward-and-backward motions within the joint. The knee is one of the largest joints in your body, made up of a complex system of bones, tendons, and ligaments. Because of this, the knee can be easily injured due to overexertion or repetitive motions. Additionally, knee pain can be caused due to an underlying ailment. Some of the most common causes of knee pain are sprains, strains, fractures, tears, dislocation, tendinitis, bursitis, and arthritis.
Some knee pain can ease on its own. However, if you notice persistent pain, you should contact a physical therapist. Many people try to push through the pain that they feel; however, this can actually cause an issue to worsen and become more problematic. Sharp or dull pain in the knee should be paid attention to and not pushed through. If pain persists, especially for three months or longer, it is in your best interest to contact a physical therapist, as that can be an indication of a chronic condition.
Knee pain can be debilitating, making it difficult to walk, run, and move. While exercise can certainly help heal the root cause of your knee pain, it is important to make sure to only do so under the discretion of your physical therapist. Your treatment plan will largely consist of targeted exercises and manual treatments; however, additional pain relief modalities may also be added as your physical therapist deems fit. This will help you improve any problem areas and prevent further injury from occurring.
Our licensed physical therapists will examine your knee for signs of misalignment or structural damage, in addition to examining your stance, posture, gait, and range of motion. After your physical exam is complete, your physical therapist will prescribe a physical therapy plan for you, aimed at relieving unnatural stresses and strains, and normalizing your joint function. Treatment plans for knee pain typically include activity modification, manual therapy, strength and capacity training, range of motion restoration, graded exposure to previously painful activities, and patient education regarding activity modification.