Knee Pain at Precision PT & Sports Medicine

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Painful to walk? Bend down? Climb stairs? Come see the experts at Precision PT & Med. We know knee pain, the causes and the solutions. Pain in the front of the knee has a completely different cause and treatment than pain in the back of the knee. We never offer a one-size-fits-all treatment because we know each injury is as unique as the patient. With so many possible causes of pain in the knee joint, you need to see the trained experts at Precision PT & Med, where we know pain. And we’re here to help!


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Responsible for balance and stability and in constant demand, your knees bear the most weight of any joint in your body. And so, it stands to reason they are also the joints most prone to injury. Knee injury and knee pain are usually attributed to improper functioning and damage sustained to the complex structure of the cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and muscles of the knee.

Knee Pain Symptoms

Pain in the back of the knee indicate damage that is unique and different from pain experienced in the front of the knee. Likewise, pain felt on the outside of the knee demonstrates a different condition than if the pain is on the inside of the knee.  Severe knee pain when running, walking, going up and down stairs, and even knee pain while sitting are all frequent complaints.

In addition to knee pain symptoms, weakness and instability are very common. Stiffness in the knee or a locking sensation may prevent you from fully extending or bending the knee. Popping, clicking, or grinding sounds when kneeling or squatting may indicate knee damage if knee pain is also present.

What Causes Knee Pain?

Poor posture, carrying an excessive amount of weight on your frame, arthritis, gout, sprains, strains, IT band issues, and years of overuse can all cause knee pain. Athletes who regularly participate in high-impact sports place extreme demands on their knees by twisting, pivoting, and making sudden stops and starts.

Like other joint problems, knee damage and knee pain are the result of either specific injury or wear and tear. Biomechanical abnormalities can occur from overuse, imbalances in other areas of the body, or injury compensation; each can impair proper knee function.

Treating Knee Pain

At Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, we analyze your total musculoskeletal functioning, not just your specific knee pain symptoms. Knee pain treatment is approached with a highly effective combination of therapies, integrating the strengthening and stretching benefits of physical therapy with chiropractic expertise to correct imbalances and improper functioning.

Muscle strengthening, particularly of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles, will aid in stabilizing the knee and improving balance. But for optimal knee performance, overall imbalances must be addressed. Leg strengthening alone will not eliminate the pain and could leave you susceptible to more serious injury. That’s why our holistic approach is so effective. Joint support taping, soft tissue treatment, and laser light therapy can all assist in restoring peak functioning, as well as other state-of-the-art, research-based sports medicine techniques:

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About the Team

 

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

About The Team

The goal of Precision Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to provide an exceptional quality of care in a friendly and compassionate environment and to exceed your expectations each and every time we see you. If you’re utilizing health insurance benefits let us mitigate the communication between you and your insurance carrier and do our best to lessen the burden on you. Let us welcome you and your family and join our team of top healthcare providers in helping you make the rest of your life the best of your life. Isn’t it time to live pain free without the potential side effects of harmful drugs and unnecessary surgeries? 

Savannah Torres

DPT
Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. Savannah has had experience in orthopedics, geriatrics, post-op rehab, sports injuries, and has treated a wide range of of conditions. She is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, has training in Dry Needling, Spinal Manipulation, Blood Flow Restriction, Graston Technique, Selective Function Movement Assessment, Mulligan Concept, and is certified in Vestibular Rehab. Savannah loves working with all types of patients but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work she loves traveling, staying active, spending time with her family, and attending sporting events and music festivals