Find Relief from Knee Pain
We are dedicated to helping you overcome knee pain and achieve optimal health. If you’re experiencing discomfort in your knees, this page is designed to provide valuable insights into the potential causes, with a focus on understanding knee pain. Learn about effective knee pain treatment and discover how our personalized physical therapy can guide you toward a life free of pain.
Understanding Knee Pain
Knee pain is a common issue that can range from a mild nuisance to a debilitating condition. It can be caused by various factors, including:
- Overuse: Repeated stress on the knee joint, common in athletes.
- Injuries: Trauma or accidents leading to ligament or cartilage damage.
- Arthritis: Inflammation of the knee joint, causing pain and stiffness.
- Muscle Imbalances: Weakness or tightness in the muscles supporting the knee.
Identifying Knee Pain
- Localized Pain: Pain may be concentrated in the front, sides, or back of the knee.
- Swelling: Inflammation or swelling around the knee joint.
- Stiffness: Difficulty in bending or straightening the knee.
- Popping or Clicking: Audible sounds during movement.
- Instability: Feeling the knee may give way or buckle.
Possible Causes of Knee Pain
- Runner’s Knee: Pain around the kneecap often due to overuse.
- ACL Tear: Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament, common in sports.
- Osteoarthritis: Degeneration of joint cartilage, causing pain and stiffness.
- Meniscus Tears: Damage to the cartilage cushions in the knee.
- Patellar Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendon connecting the kneecap to the shinbone.
At our San Luis Obispo, California, and Woodstock, New York offices, we specialize in personalized knee pain treatment with a focus on addressing the underlying causes. Our holistic approach aims to empower you to regain mobility and live a pain-free life.
Hands-on techniques play a crucial role in alleviating knee pain. Our therapists use manual therapy to release tension, improve joint mobility, and promote overall knee health. Each session is designed to enhance your body’s natural healing process.
Understanding your unique biomechanics is key to effective treatment. We conduct comprehensive biomechanical analyses to identify any imbalances contributing to your knee pain, allowing us to create a targeted plan for your recovery.
Personalized Exercise Programs
Our Doctors of Physical Therapy create customized exercise programs to strengthen and stabilize the muscles surrounding the knee. By breaking down each exercise and explaining the biomechanics, we ensure you understand the purpose and benefits of your tailored program.
We believe in empowering our patients through knowledge. Throughout your treatment, we educate you about the anatomy of your knees, the physiology of your condition, and the reasons behind each therapeutic intervention. This knowledge equips you to actively participate in your healing journey.
Take the Next Step
Interested in PT for knee pain? At Megan Mullin Physical Therapy, our mission is to help you optimize your health and fitness for strong, pain-free living. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment with a physical therapist in Woodstock, NY, or San Luis Obispo, CA. We also offer virtual appointments for some PT services.
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Dr. Mullin is extremely caring and kind. She listens fully and is attentive to your needs. Megan is truly gifted, intuitive & has helped me so much. She is delightful to work with and I actually look forward to my physical therapy appointments!