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PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR KNEE PAIN

Knee is a powerful joint that allows the lower body to move freely while supporting the weight of the body. The movements at the knee are critical for daily and athletic activities. The knee is connected to the hip by the femur and to the lower leg by the tibia. Patellae (knee cap) a free bone, is anchored to the front of the knee by the muscles in the area. Knee joint gets its stability from well known ligaments like the ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL and the meniscus. The knee is susceptible to injuries from abnormal muscle forces, repeated stresses, acute injuries, or imbalance stemming at the hip and ankle joints.


​ Two Major stabilizing muscles of our legs, Gluteus Medius and Gluteus Maximus, are attached to the hip joint. Gluteus medius is responsible for controlling the lateral movements of the pelvis and stabilizes it when we take one step at a time. Gluteus Maximus, a powerful muscle which helps extend your hip, is considered an engine of the Lower Extremity.

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Common Symptoms you may experience

- Are you experiencing pain at your knees, with or without activity?
- Have you noticed Clicking, locking, buckling or instability at the knee when you walk or run?
- Are you seeing Inflammation/swelling at/around the knee joint?
- Do you have difficulty walking properly because of pain or weakness at the knees?
- Are you noting stiffness or loss of mobility at the knee joint?
- Have you noted fatigue/weakness in your legs?

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Some of the Causes of your symptoms could be

- Patellofemoral Disorder
- Patellar tenodinitis
- Muscle strain
- Chondromalalcia Patellae
- Osteoarthritis
- Meniscus tear
- Ligament sprain or tears
- Fat pad syndrome
- Runners knee
- Shin Splints
- ITBand Syndrome
- Post Surgical
- Pes Anserine Bursitis
- Plica Syndrome
- Osgood Schlatters Disease
- Popliteal Cyst
- Abnormal posture like Genu Valgum (Knock knees) or Genu Varus (bow legged)

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Here at Physis PT and rehabilitation we will evaluate the causes of your pain and dysfunction, develop an individually tailored treatment plan and provide one-on-one treatment to get you to pain free life.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Sunny Pandya, PT, MS, DPT

Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS

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Dr. Tom Oddo, DC, CSCS

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