Got Knee Pain?
This May Be Why
Knee pain when bending, jumping, walking or even sitting is more common than you think – especially in athletes or otherwise active individuals. The knee is one of the most complex joints in the body and therefore, one of the most susceptible areas to injury. The knee serves a myriad of functions, such as:
- Supports body weight
- Absorbs shock
- Helps leg rotation
- Provides stability
- Enables body movement
Knee pain can be caused by an acute injury, repetitive use, or an underlying condition.
The knee serves to connect the femur in your thigh to the tibia in your shin. Other bones in the knee are the fibula, which is a small bone that runs alongside the tibia and the patella, also called the kneecap.
Along with bones, the knee has numerous muscles, tendons and ligaments. Some prominent ligaments that provide stability to the knee and are vulnerable to injury include:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL)
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL)
Physical Therapy Treatments for Knee Pain
Fortunately, physical therapy may reduce many of the symptoms associated with knee pain. Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend warrior, our certified doctors of physical therapy are ready to help you regain mobility and live pain-free.
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