Knee Pain

Knee Pain services offered in Houston and Friendswood, TX

Knee Pain

The repetitive movement of walking makes everyone susceptible to knee pain, but your risk rises if you enjoy strenuous athletic activities. The experienced professionals at Bowman Physical Therapy in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston and Friendswood, Texas, offer personalized attention, expert physical therapy, and advanced treatments in a cutting-edge facility. If you have knee pain, you should seek rehabilitation services at Bowman Physical Therapy. Call the nearest office or request a knee pain evaluation online today. 

What causes knee pain?

At Bowman Physical Therapy, you receive exceptional care for all the conditions causing knee pain, whether from a traumatic injury, overuse injuries (caused by repeated movement and intense activities), or a health condition.

These are some of the top causes of knee pain:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament sprains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome (runner’s knee)

Bowman Physical Therapy frequently treats knee ligament injuries, including those affecting the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL).

The exceptional physical therapists also specialize in rehabilitation following a total or partial knee replacement, which may cause pain.

What symptoms occur with knee pain?

Knee pain usually occurs together with additional symptoms, such as:

  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Stiffness
  • Joint instability
  • Clicking or popping
  • Limited joint movement
  • Locked knee joint
  • Inability to put weight on the knee
  • Signs of an infection (fever or redness or warmth around the knee)

You should schedule an evaluation if your pain and other symptoms persist for three days or longer, stop your daily activities, or worsen.

How is knee pain treated?

During your first appointment at Bowman Physical Therapy, you discuss your symptoms and undergo a thorough examination. After your therapist determines the cause of your knee pain, they develop a treatment plan that decreases pain and inflammation while restoring function. 

The practice’s experienced providers specialize in numerous therapies (modalities), choosing the combination of treatments that meets your unique needs.

These are only a few examples to give you an idea of the different modalities:

  • Manual therapies (massage, passive exercise, and others)
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Stretching exercises
  • Muscle strengthening exercises
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Assistive devices like canes, walkers, crutches, and braces
  • Functional rehabilitation (training specific to your activity needs)
  • Electrotherapy, light therapy, and tissue mobilization

Bowman Physical Therapy’s advanced gym equipment and specialized techniques promote optimal healing and wellness. For example, they use the innovative Dynatron Solaris® Plus device, which heals and reduces pain with electrotherapy, light therapy, and tissue mobilization.

They also offer exceptional rehabilitation after a total knee replacement using the GenuEASE device by TherapEASE. This cutting-edge device improves the knee’s range of motion faster and in less time than other therapies.

Patient education is also an essential part of your treatment. Your therapist teaches exercises to follow at home to enhance your rehabilitation and prevent new knee injuries.

Call Bowman Physical Therapy or connect online to get treated for knee pain today.