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Knee pain and injuries can turn simple activities into challenging tasks, impacting quality of life. At Breakthru Physical Therapy in Marlton, NJ, our expert physical therapists provide personalized, innovative care plans to alleviate pain, strengthen the knee joint, and ensure a return to a comfortable, active life.

The Complexity of the Knee: Anatomy and Injuries

Physical Therapy for Knee in Marlton, NJGiven the knee’s critical role in mobility and susceptibility to injury, understanding its structure and potential problems is the first step toward effective treatment. The knee is a complex mechanism involving bones, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and muscles working harmoniously to provide stability and flexibility. This complexity, however, also makes the knee prone to a range of injuries and conditions that can impair function and cause pain, including:

  • Ligament Injuries: ACL injuries are prevalent among athletes and can occur due to sudden stops or changes in direction. MCL injuries often result from direct impact to the outside of the knee.
  • Meniscal Tears: Twisting movements while bearing weight can tear the menisci, leading to pain, swelling, and mobility issues.
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS): Also known as “runner’s knee,” PFPS results from the patella rubbing against the femur bone underneath, causing pain and inflammation.
  • Osteoarthritis: The wear and tear of cartilage in the knee joint, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility, is common in older adults.
  • Tendinitis: Overuse can inflame the tendons around the knee, particularly the quadriceps tendon, resulting in pain and swelling.

By understanding the knee’s structure and its common issues, individuals can take proactive steps toward maintaining knee health and seeking effective treatment. Quick recognition and response to knee problems are key to preventing long-term damage and ensuring the joint stays functional and pain-free.

How Can Physical Therapy Help?

When knee pain does occur, early intervention is critical. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) can help manage initial symptoms. However, seeking professional medical advice is essential for persistent or severe pain. Breakthru Physical Therapy tailors treatment and rehabilitation to your condition and needs to help restore function, reduce pain, and prevent future injuries.

Initial Assessment and Pain Relief

Every journey to knee recovery begins with an in-depth evaluation, forming the foundation of a customized rehabilitation strategy. Early treatment phases focus on managing discomfort through manual therapy and introducing therapeutic exercises, laying the groundwork for healing.

Building Strength Around the Knee

As patients progress, strengthening the knee becomes paramount. Breakthru therapists utilize exercises targeting key muscle groups supporting the knee and balance and proprioception drills to improve stability and prepare the joint for everyday challenges.

Tailored Activities for Full Recovery

Recognizing patients’ diverse goals, we offer functional training and activity-specific exercises. Whether it’s sports or daily routines, we design rehabilitation plans that mirror their real-life demands, ensuring a confident and successful return to preferred activities.

Empowering Through Education

A hallmark of the Breakthru Physical Therapy approach is empowering patients with knowledge about their condition, proactive pain management strategies, and injury prevention techniques. This empowerment is critical for sustaining knee health long after therapy concludes.

Get Back on Your Feet with Breakthru

At Breakthru Physical Therapy, our dedication to personalized care and expertise in the latest rehabilitation techniques ensure you receive the highest quality of care. We are committed to alleviating pain, restoring function, and enhancing our patient’s quality of life. Together, we can achieve breakthroughs in knee health, securing a future of mobility, strength, and wellness. To schedule an appointment at Breakthru Physical Therapy in Marlton, NJ, please request an appointment online or call 856.267.5660.

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