Knee Pain

Emerson
(201) 523-9778
A: Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
45 Emerson Plaza East #102, Emerson, NJ 07630
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Maywood
(201) 880-7787
A: Maywood Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
119 E. Passaic St Maywood, NJ 07607
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Bergenfield
(201) 256-1441
A: Bergenfield Physical Therapy & Rehab Center
253 S Washington Ave, Bergenfield, NJ 07621
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INTRODUCTION

Knee pain is a common problem for many reasons, from acute injuries to complications of diseases. The location of knee pain may vary depending on the structure. In the case of an infection or inflammatory process, the entire knee may be swollen and painful, while the torn meniscus or fracture of the bones gives symptoms only in one particular place. Baker cyst usually causes pain in the back of the knee.

The knee joint is the very basic anatomical structure of our gait cycle. The knee largely depends on the stability of the foot, along with the biomechanical function of the hip and pelvis. Repeatedly, patients come to the clinic with the question:

- Do I need an orthosis to repair my knee pain?
- Does it work correctly?
- Should I raise my knee, so I use my femoral tendons in the right way?
- What shoes should I wear?

Emerson Physical Therapy and Rehab Center provides a very specific, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of the pain and treats it as such.

All these questions will influence and influence the knee joint in one way or another. It is very important that we look at the function, stability, and mobility of the knee joints. Most of the knee pains that we see in Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center are caused by a trauma or poor posture of walking and running. Both scenarios will lead to a lack of proper function and harmful stability patterns.

Thus, due to this lack of function, the appropriate and surrounding muscles and ligaments and meniscus are affected by compensatory mechanisms or excessive injuries.

At Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center, we offer non-surgical options to effectively and safely deal with knee pain. You will receive an individual treatment plan, the aim of which will be to return to the level of activity and lifestyle you are used to without having to take care of your knee. We will explain to you how to become free from pain, correct the cause, and eliminate symptoms. Emerson Physical Therapy & Rehab Center provides a very specific, individualized, and comprehensive approach that determines the exact cause of the pain and treats it as such.

SYMPTONS

Knee pain will depend on the area and structures that have been damaged due to injury and / or improper functioning. Knee pain, which is usually not arthritis, is generally on the upper, lower, or inner part of the knee. Other situations lead to pain in the inner line of the knee or joint. Here, sharp, dull, and sore arthritic pain, meniscus, and ligaments arise.

CAUSES

There are many different reasons why he suffers from knee pain. If the injury is not due to damage, it is essential to look at the stability and functionality of the knee joint as a whole. Dr. Hanna and Dr. Patel will assess the knee at all stages of the walk and determine if shifting the weight and transferring the weight of the knee is the cause of the pain. Other reasons include, among others:

  • Developmental dysfunctions
  • Developmental imbalance with muscles
  • Muscular strains
  • Ligamentous sprains
  • Poor motor control
  • Trauma
  • Improper gym workout routine
  • Poor motor engram functionality
  • Poor posture
  • Poor gait cycle
  • Foot instability

DIAGNOSIS

At Emerson Physical Therapy and Rehab Center, the doctor will start a comprehensive functional examination that will deal with the beginning, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish important tasks, and functional tasks that cause knee pain. At this point, the cause of knee pain will be determined; however, in severe cases, magnetic resonance imaging is required.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL/PCL Tear
  • MCL/LCL Sprain/Tear
  • Runners Knee- Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • PFPS (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome in non-runners)
  • Patellar Tendonitis- Jumpers Knee
  • Pes Anserine Bursitis/Tendinopathy
  • Plica
  • Inner knee pain
  • Knee Bursitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Arthritis
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

TREATMENT

At Emerson Physical Therapy and Rehab Center, we have extensive experience in the treatment of knee pain. Based on functional assessment, we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment choices may vary depending on the type and degree of knee pain as well as the structures and muscles and joints. The treatment will be a combination of manual therapy and physical therapy exercises. We use our experience in manual and rehabilitation medicine to reclassify the knee to correct weight shifts, support the feet that affect the knee, and knee-stabilizing muscles to ensure painless movement. We also use Kinesio tapes to help stabilize and train muscles to shoot and act according to the treatment plan. The rehabilitation program will aim to eliminate pain, increase the range of movement, increase stability and strengthen internal muscles to eliminate the cause of the knee.