Article provided by: Calgary Core Physiotherapy
Knee pain is one of the most common sources of discomfort. You may suffer knee pain because of an injury or due to overuse and aging. In Calgary, knee pain may be acute or it might be part of recovery following surgery. Regardless of the reason, there are options for reducing knee pain. At Calgary Core Physiotherapy, we understand knee injuries and use a variety of techniques to reduce or eliminate your pain.
What is the Healthy Knee Program?
We include comprehensive care for your knee problem. An experienced physiotherapist will assess your knee and diagnose the problem. Then, we evaluate your knee movement to see how your muscles are performing and whether your joints are working properly. The evaluation helps us determine the core issues behind your pain or injury. In some cases, we will refer you to obtain diagnostic imaging such as an x-ray or MRI. We will work closely with your family doctor and coach or trainer to create an individualized treatment plan to manage your Calgary knee pain.
Reducing Calgary Knee Pain
Our healthy knee program is designed to manage Calgary knee pain and assist with the healing process. One goal is to decrease pain, swelling and inflammation in the knee structures. Some of the first treatments include Class IV laser therapy and acupuncture, among others. We work to reduce excessive compression of the knee joint. We review your movement and address and correct poor movement patterns. This will improve muscle weakness or tightness. We provide you with exercises that promote healing as you progress through the program.
What Conditions Cause Knee Pain?
There are a variety of conditions that may cause Calgary knee pain. Iliotibial band syndrome (ITB) is a condition that affects knee and leg stability. When the ITB suffers damage it causes pain to the outside of the knee. Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) causes pain to the back of the knee. It may be caused by weakened muscles around the knee and you can aggravate it through overuse, such as with going up and down stairs. The meniscus is cartilage material in the knee joint that absorbs shock and gives your knee stability. A meniscus tear is a common injury that can occur through excessive bending of the joint. We can improve these and other conditions with our healthy knee program.
Get Started with Our Healthy Knee Program
The first step in our exciting Healthy Knee Program is to schedule a visit to our physiotherapy clinic. Our team includes an amazing group of physiotherapists with great respect in the medical community. We know how to care for our patients and we individualize our treatment plant to meet your needs. We are deeply committed to providing you with the best possible care to manage and improve your pain. Our entire staff is dedicated to making your visit comfortable. We have the experience and expertise to provide you with the best treatment possible. Call our office or visit our website today to schedule an appointment.