Knee

When is PT not appropriate for knee pain?

When is PT not appropriate for knee pain?

When is PT not appropriate for knee pain? In some cases, patients with knee pain will be referred to a different provider. While this is rare, we want to be certain we, as physical therapists, are able to help. Some of the symptoms we look for...

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a broad umbrella term for pain in the front of the knee arising from the knee cap. Patients often have pain with squatting, prolonged sitting and with stairs. Clinicians must be...

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Knee Ligament Sprain

Knee Ligament Sprain

Knee Ligament Sprain There are four major ligaments in the knee that connect the femur (thighbone) to the tibia (shin bone). They include the following: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Lateral Collateral Ligament...

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Meniscus and Articular Cartilage Lesions

Meniscus and Articular Cartilage Lesions

Meniscus and Articular Cartilage Lesions There are two menisci in each knee and each play an important role in absorbing force and nourishing the knee. An injury to the meniscus can alter the biomechanics of the knee and result in pain. Meniscus...

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Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement

Total Knee Replacement The knee is the most common joint that is replaced and the number of total knee replacements performed each year is continuing to increase. Following a knee replacement, patients have swelling, difficulty bending and...

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Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis The knee is the most common joint affected by arthritis in the body. It is more common in older patients and can occur without any apparent underlying cause or as a result of previous trauma or in cases of abnormal articular...

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