Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis.
Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Most people have had a minor knee problem at one time or another. Most of the time our body movements do not cause problems, but it's not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury.
Knee problems and injuries most often occur during sports or recreational activities, work-related tasks, or home projects.
Although a knee problem is often caused by an injury to one or more of the different structures of the knee, it may have another cause. Your skeletal alignment can significantly impact the forces placed on your knees thus some people are more likely to develop knee problems than others. Many jobs, sports and recreation activities, getting older, or having a disease such as osteoporosis or arthritis increase your chances of having problems with your knees.
Physical therapy is an important aspect of treatment for knee problems. HealthReach physical therapists work with you to identify the and establish a treatment plan that may include techniques that increase mobility, regain strength and help you return to your normal daily activities.