Results Physical Therapy
Physical Therapists located in Gainesville & Fairfax, VA
When your knees hurt, you may struggle to perform your favorite activities or hobbies. At Results Physical Therapy in Gainesville and Fairfax, Virginia, you’ll receive the care you need to do the things you love. Results Physical Therapy provides comprehensive physical therapy, and wellness services. Their physical therapists hold clinical doctoral degrees and provide expert care to patients from all walks of life. If you’re ready to finally get relief from your chronic pain, call Results Physical Therapy or book an appointment online today.
Knee Pain Q & A
What are the Symptoms of Knee Pain?
As you get older, your knees may feel stiff or sore. Though this can be a normal part of aging, knee pain might also be a sign of an underlying medical condition. In addition, you may develop knee pain after an injury, surgery, or significant weight gain.
If you suffer from knee pain, you might experience any of the following symptoms:
- Sharp or achy pain
- “Pins and needles”
- Difficulty moving the joint
- “Locking” of the joint
People with knee pain often try to avoid vigorous physical activities. You might even avoid walking or standing for long periods of time. And if you experience pain in only one knee, you may find yourself shifting your weight to your other knee to relieve strain on the affected joint. Often, symptoms of pain or stiffness only increase as you use your knees less.
What Causes Knee Pain?
Many conditions can cause knee pain. You may experience knee pain after a sports injury or other accident, or your knee pain may be a symptom of a chronic illness. Medical conditions that can cause knee pain include:
- Torn or strained muscles
- Damaged cartilage
- Dislocation of the joint
If your doctor isn't sure what's causing your knee pain, he or she may recommend further tests.
How is Knee Pain Treated?
Knee pain often results from an injury to the knee or a medical problem that affects your joints. If this is the case, your doctor may recommend medication or surgery. But many doctors also suggest physical therapy as part of your treatment strategy.
Physical therapy can help improve joint flexibility. If you have difficulty standing or walking, a physical therapist can develop a treatment plan to help you regain your mobility. Your physical therapist may also recommend manual therapy, like a massage. These treatments can relieve pain and reduce swelling in the knee area.
At Results Physical Therapy, you can seek help from a qualified physical therapist even if you don’t have a prescription from your doctor. Results Physical Therapy also offers a maintenance program to help you keep up your strength and stay active.
If you’re tired of chronic pain that keeps you from doing the things you love, physical therapy may help. Call Results Physical Therapy today, or book an appointment online.
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