Knee pain is a common complaint of people all ages. It is found in young children in the form of Osgood-Schlatters and Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome, which are irritations of the tibial tuberosity and inferior patellar growth plates respectively. It is also found in adults in the form of patellar tendinopathy or patella-femoral pain syndrome. Knee pain can be the result of traumatic injuries causing ligament or meniscus tears. Finally, it can be the result of degeneration causing knee osteoarthritis and potential knee replacement. Regardless of the pathophysiology, a skilled physical therapist can help.
The knee is a simple hinge joint that is generally along for the ride. Knee pain is usually the result of poor strength and control either above the joint, at the hip and lumbar spine, or below the joint, at the foot and ankle. At PT Solutions, our therapists will perform a comprehensive assessment to not only treat your current area of pain, but to ensure the cause of the pain is addressed as well.