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.



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?




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)



The Team

Dr. Sunny Pandya, PT, MS, DPT

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Any type of neuromuscular or skeletal injury in one area of our body can have its manifold effects on other body parts causing pain or restricted movements. If this is not attended to appropriately on time and in a right manner, such pain or impaired movement may possibly last for a long period of time and may even cause a degenerative effect on other areas of our body.​​Well, here’s where Dr. Pandya's expertise and excellence as a physical therapist comes into action. His treatment techniques such as DNS, Vojta therapy, Lewit method, Janda's approach, Hesch Method, Sahrmann's approach are just the few of the many that comes into play.​​​Since Dr. Pandya received his Masters in Advanced Athletic Training and Sport Science and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy, he has had extreme hands-on experience of successfully treating hundreds of patients at various physical therapy clinics.​​

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

​Dr. Mohamed Abdelmegeed, PT, DPT, MSc, DSc, OCS is Board a certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and has an active Physical Therapy license in the states of NY, CA.

Dr. Tom Oddo, DC, CSCS

Dr. Tom Oddo is an affiliate practitioner and chiropractor at our grand central location. He believes that the key to solving musculoskeletal conditions is to combine cutting edge rehab techniques with comprehensive patient education to create a treatment plan that addresses everything from the way you use your body to the way you understand it. His goal is to obtain fast, lasting results that empower his patients to help themselves to be free to move and live better every day.

Jihye Robyn Choi

Board-certified in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in the State is New York, Robyn received her Masters in Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science, where she is currently studying for her Doctorate in Acupuncture. She is also an adjunct faculty at the New York College of Health Professions.

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