If you are one of the millions of Americans who struggle with knee pain, you may be interested to know that physical therapy is one of the best, long-term treatments. Physical therapists are highly educated health professionals, who specialize in improving a patient’s ability to move and restoring optimal bodily function.
Whether your knee pain stems from an injury, arthritis, or muscle weakness, your doctor may suggest physical therapy to help you manage your symptoms. Your physical therapist will evaluate and assess your situation and develop an individualized treatment plan for you. Physical therapy can be used alongside other treatments such as heat/ice therapy, electric stimulation, ultrasound, soft tissue massage, and even injections. Your physical therapist will teach you how to perform the exercises they have planned for you and ensure that you are doing them correctly.
Some benefits of treating knee pain naturally with physical therapy include:
- Increased muscle strength
- Increased mobility
- Increased flexibility of tight muscles
- Increased balance
- Reduced pain and the need for pain medications
- Restored ability to participate in activities you enjoy
- Prevention of future trauma
- Delayed or prevention of surgery
If you are struggling with knee pain, physical therapy is a natural treatment approach and can be a long-term cure. Schedule an appointment today and see if physical therapy may be the best option for you.
Milan M. DiGiulio, M.D. offers comprehensive orthopedic care for you and your entire family, specializing in Sports Medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder and knee. Dr. DiGiulio performs over 200 arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgeries each year, using the most advanced surgical technology. Dr. DiGiulio is an advocate of non-invasive, non-surgical treatment options such as Physical Therapy and Orthobiologics.