If you are someone who is experiencing knee pain, it is essential you know your pain level and where you pain is located. The pain location and severity can differ, depending on the cause of the pain. Knowing where and what pain you are having can help diagnose treatments to better it. If you experience pain 1 to 7 days after an injury occurred, it is important to rest your knee and let your muscles heal before starting to move it again. If your pain occurs 2 to 6 weeks after an injury, you should start gentle, little motion around the knee to help regain mobility. And finally, if you are experiencing chronic pain that lasts longer than 8 to 12 weeks, you should visit your healthcare provider to evaluate what your next steps would be. Next is knowing where your pain is located. Our physical therapy practice in Smithtown can help you assess your pain level and location.
· Pain in the front of your knee.
· Pain on the inside of your knee.
· Pain on the outside of your knee.
· Pain in the back of your knee.
Knowing the location can help determine which muscles and tendons are causing the pain to happen.
When visiting our physical therapy in Smithtown office, our physical therapists will run a focused examination of the knee to know the pain severity and location, and then assess treatments and exercises to help regain mobility. Some common exercises include:
· Quad exercises and leg raises.
· Hip strengthening exercises.
· Balance exercises.
· Lower extremity exercises.
They can also teach you exercises that you can complete in the comfort of your own home to keep strengthening your muscles daily.
If you are someone who experiences knee pain, visit The Physical Therapy Experience in Smithtown and Oceanside, so we can help you!