When you walk, run and move, your hip, knee, leg, ankle and foot all have to work together in sequence. If one or more of these joints, and the muscles that make them move are not working properly, pain can occur in different areas.
Hip pain can be caused by many factors. Often, you may start feeling hip pain for no apparent reason. Sometimes recreation or sports puts repetitive strain on the hip causing pain. Because the hip is a major weight-bearing joint, arthritis of the hip is a common problem. The hip is responsible for such functional activities as walking, running, rising from sitting, and climbing stairs. Pain in the hip can limit these activities. Often pain may radiate to the groin, buttock and even thigh.
Our expert physical therapists understand the complexities of hip movement and function. By examining your walking, movement, range of motion, strength and coordination we can pinpoint the source of your pain and recommend exercises to strengthen your hip. By keeping your hips strong and mobile, hip pain can quickly be eliminated and a rapid return to normal activity can occur.
Knee pain is a very common condition affecting millions of Americans. Knee pain can occur for many reasons from knee arthritis to sports injuries. Because the knee works in conjunction with the hip and ankle, we work closely with you to evaluate the mechanics of your hip, knee and ankle. Limitations in movement and strength can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Restoring the normal movement, strength and coordination through physical therapy can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities.
We help patients of all ages recover from knee surgery and also prevent surgery if possible. If you had knee surgery, including total knee replacement, schedule a consultation to help discover how proper recovery will get you back to peak performance quickly. Call us today to learn how we can relieve your knee pain and prevent further problems.
Many people experience pain in their lower leg and calf area. This can be a result of strain on those muscles and other structures. Oftentimes, knee problems and ankle problems can contribute to leg pain. At times, back problems can present as pain in the leg even when if there is minimal to no back pain. Our expert physical therapists will thoroughly examine you to determine the source of your leg pain and address it so you can recover quickly. Leg pain, knee pain and ankle pain can be addressed with a comprehensive plan to alleviate all pain, restore movement and increase your strength. Call us today to find out how special exercises targeting specific joints and muscles can help you move freely!
Exercises to improve the mobility or strength of your hip, legs, and knees are important to keep you moving freely and without pain. Simple exercises performed once daily are a good way to keep the hips working properly. As your pain improves, advanced strengthening may be another option to maximize function. It is important for you to be an active participant with physical therapy, and ask questions if you have any. Call today to speak with one of our experienced physical therapists, 606-329-0910.