Knee problems happen when you injure or develop disease in your knee and it can’t do its job. Your knee is the joint where the bones of the upper leg meet the bones of the lower leg, allowing hinge-like movement while providing stability and strength to support the weight of your body. Flexibility, strength, and stability are needed for standing and for motions like walking, running, crouching, jumping, and turning.
There are multiple scturctures in the knee that can be damaged including the bone, muscles, tendons, ligaments, menisci, and the articular cartilage. Chronic knee pain can lead to conditions like Osteoarhritis (OA) and result in the need for knee replacements.
At Right Path Physical therapy, we are experts at determining what speicific structure is causing your knee pain and helping to reduce it through exercise, hands-on manual therapy, and neuromuscular retraining in order to get you back to what you love.
We want to reduce the need for surgery, but sometimes surgery is required for conditions like advanced arthritis or a severe ligament tear. In this case, we talk with your doctor and develop both a prehab (before surgery) and a rehab (after surgery) program that is cutting-edge and tailored to you and your goals.