Hip Pain and Knee Pain Relief
The whole team is awesome. Very friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, bilingual, and professional! I've been coming in for my right knee level 2 tear MCL and I can feel strength and mobility coming back 100%.
Physical therapy has given me the ability to walk again without a leg brace. The therapists have been knowledgeable and helpful. Love Megans deep tissue massage therapy and James dedicated helpfulness. Everyone has been kind and helpful.
I can always count on Lorin and his team at Marketplace Physical Therapy in Redlands to relieve the pain in my lower back and hips. With their Hypervolt massager, tens unit and heat coupled with their deep tissue manipulation I am walking out way better than I walked in!!!
After having knee surgery, I researched local therapy facilities. Marketplace had good reviews and the facility was what I was looking for. After my consultation with Dr. McGann, I was impressed with his knowledge of my type of injury and his treatment plan.
Looking for Hip Pain and Knee Pain Relief? Look No Further.
Do you ever feel unstable, as if your knees may collapse underneath you? Are you experiencing sharp pains in your hips and knees that make daily tasks difficult? Does standing up after a lengthy amount of time pose as a challenging feat? If so, physical therapy can help. We can determine what treatment methods best for your hip pain and knee pain relief!
Constant hip and knee pains can greatly hinder your daily life. Physical therapy is an easy, comfortable, and safe way to both diagnose and relieve pain. In many cases, it can even eliminate the need for harmful pain-management drugs or invasive surgical correction.
Find hip and knee pain relief today! Schedule an appointment with Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center today.
Why am I experiencing hip and knee pain?
Hip and knee pain may be experienced either together or separately. Your hip and knee joints work together to provide you with optimum function in your movement; however, sometimes an injury or underlying condition can cause said function to go awry.
Your hips and knees are two different types of joints:
The hips are ball-and-socket joints that act as a support for your upper body weight. While the knees are hinge joints that allow for the forward-and-backward motions within the joint. Your knees actually support more weight than the hips do, as they allow you to stand, walk, run, dance, etc. Your hips and knees rely on numerous muscles and tissues to maintain their proper function and mobility. When things aren’t working correctly, you may start experience hip or knee pain!
With hip and knee pain, it is possible that the pain is originating in the joints themselves – however, it is also possible that the pain may be coming from another part of the body. For example, a problem with the hip joint may transmit a pain signal to the knees, and vice versa. Since the hips and knees are both parts of the same kinetic chain, they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body and posture to function properly. If one part of the kinetic chain is out of balance, stress and deterioration may be placed on another.
Common causes of hip and knee pain:
The structures in your hips and knees are very similar, therefore they can be subject to many of the same injuries, stress, disorders, and diseases. Some of the most common causes of hip and knee pain include:
- Acute injuries. These are common in both hips and knees, such as sprains, strains, and dislocations.
- Overuse injuries. Several overuse injuries, including muscle strains and tendonitis, are common in both hips and knees. This is because the joints both experience constant use.
- Cartilage injuries. Cartilage injuries (Labral Tears) can affect either the hips or knees. Inflammation of the bursa sacs, known as bursitis, is a specific condition that impacts the knee joint as well.
- Referred pain. Pain may also develop as a result of referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve, since the nerve travels through both areas.
- Weak or tight muscles. If you have a weak gluteus medius muscles and tight hip flexor muscles, this can cause the hip to rotate inward without you realizing it. This will cause abnormal stress on the knees, resulting in painful conditions, such as patellofemoral stress syndrome or iliotibial band friction syndrome.
- Gait or stance imbalances. Cause abnormal stress and premature wear-and-tear to be put on your hips and knees. The result? Pain or arthritis.
Find relief with Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center:
At Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, we are equipped to treat any hip or knee pain you may be experiencing. At your appointment in Riverside, Corona, Chino, Redlands, and Beaumont, CA, our physical therapists will examine your hips and knees for any structural damage or misalignment. They will also evaluate your gait, stance, posture, and range of motion. After your evaluation is complete, our physical therapist will design a personalized treatment plan, based on your needs and goals. Treatment plans will focus on relieving pain, normalizing joint function, and relieving any abnormal stresses on your hips and knees.
Your treatment plan will include targeted stretches and exercises, aimed at stabilizing any weak hip and/or knee tissues. The exercises may vary depending on your condition; for example, research has demonstrated that those suffering from kneecap pain tend to respond better to exercises that focus on strengthening both the hips and knees, rather than just focusing on the knees alone. Core strengthening exercises targeting the lower abdominal muscle groups, lower back muscle groups, or pelvic muscles may also be prescribed. Core exercises are aimed at straightening your posture and equalizing the weight load on both sides of your body.
Additional treatments consist of:
- Massage therapy
- Ice therapy
- Heat therapy
- Soft tissue treatments
These are all aimed at alleviating your pain and promoting the healing of your damaged hip and/or knee tissues.
If you are suffering from hip and/or knee pain, don’t hesitate to contact Marketplace Physical Therapy & Wellness Center today for an appointment. We have available appointments in Riverside, Corona, Chino, Redlands, and Beaumont, CA so you don’t have to wait for relief.
Your knees are hinge joints that allow for the forward-and-backward motions within the joint.
The knee is one of the largest joints in your body, made up of a complex system of bones, tendons, and ligaments. Because of this, the knee can be easily injured due to overexertion or repetitive motions. Additionally, knee pain can be caused due to an underlying ailment. Some of the most common causes of knee pain are sprains, strains, fractures, tears, dislocation, tendinitis, bursitis, and arthritis.
There are some actions you can take on your own to relieve your knee pain, including wearing properly fitted shoes, using hot and cold remedies, stretching, and taking breaks from physical activity when noticing painful flare-ups. However, physical therapy is the best way to find consistent, long-lasting relief for your knee pain. Through manual therapy, strength training, flexibility training, balance training, and pain-specific exercises, physical therapy can get your knees moving comfortably once again.
Frequently consulting with a physical therapist is the best way to continually manage your knee pain. Having a regular physical therapy checkup ensures that your joints are working at their peak performance. In addition, any problems will be discovered early, preventing the onset of arthritis and joint injury. If you do have arthritis or have had surgery, then a regular physical therapy check-up is especially important, in order to make sure that your knee pain remains at bay.
Our physical therapists will examine your knee for signs of misalignment or structural damage, in addition to examining your stance, posture, gait, and range of motion. If needed, additional tests (such as x-rays) may be conducted. This will help determine the cause of your knee pain so we can treat it accordingly. After your initial evaluation is complete, your physical therapist will prescribe a physical therapy plan specifically for you, aimed at relieving unnatural stresses and strains, and normalizing your joint function.