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Can Physical Therapy Help Knee Pain? Top 5 Exercises to Cure Knee Pain

Can physical therapy help knee pain?

You may hurt your knees in numerous ways. You may have knee pain because of overuse injuries, strenuous workouts, underlying medical conditions, osteoarthritis, sports injuries, and other factors. You may even hurt your knees after exercise, especially if you don’t give your knees enough time to recover or push them past their limits. If you’re suffering from knee pain or knee injuries, you may need to visit a knee rehab for knee pain relief.

Physical therapy is an essential component of knee pain relief. Physical therapists provide a combination of knee strengthening exercises and knee stretches to strengthen your leg muscles, increase flexibility, and reduce knee pain. The best knee pain doctors recommend physical therapy for knee pain with other treatments, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injections. Physical therapy improves your overall knee strength and anatomy to prevent the condition from worsening.

Physical therapy for knee pain can do the following:

  • Reduce knee pain
  • Reduce knee swelling
  • Increase knee flexibility
  • Strengthen leg muscles
  • Increase knee mobility
  • Make it easier to walk, squat, sit, or kneel

Knee Pain Doctor NYC is a group of state-of-the-art pain management centers led by some of the country’s leading board-certified interventional pain specialists. Our knee pain doctors use cutting-edge diagnostic methods to visualize your knees, diagnose the root cause of knee pain, and curate a comprehensive treatment plan. Our personalized treatment plans usually include physical therapy and knee strengthening exercises, which supports your recovery and ensures optimal healing.

We have state-of-the-art pain management centers in Midtown Manhattan and the Financial District in New York City. Our Midtown Manhattan office is located at 290 Madison, and the FiDi office is close to the 9/11 Tribute Museum. Please schedule an appointment with your nearest knee pain doctor to explore your knee rehab solutions.

What is the best physical therapy treatment for knee osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a medical condition wherein the cartilages around your joints break down, leading to bone spurs and the narrowing of space between your joints. When the joints rub or grind against each other because of the lack of cartilage to buffer, you experience sharp pain in the affected areas. Knee osteoarthritis can lead to considerable knee pain, preventing you from moving and performing your daily activities comfortably.

Physical therapy can reduce the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, alleviate knee pain, and improve overall knee joint functionality. Physical therapy also makes it easier for you to walk, kneel, sit, squat, run, and perform other such activities. Physical therapy for knee osteoarthritis may include knee strengthening exercises and knee stretches. It will control the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis and allow you to engage in daily activities without pain.

Your physical therapist will recommend the best physical therapy treatment for knee osteoarthritis after a thorough evaluation. They will examine your knees, study your range of movement, determine the true source of knee pain, and recommend the ideal knee strengthening exercises and knee stretches for you. Everyone’s physical therapy session is personalized to ensure safe and consistent results without unwanted complications or joint problems.

What are the best exercises to cure knee pain?

A physical therapist will work collaboratively with you to alleviate knee pain. After your initial consultation, the physical therapist will design a personalized treatment plan to improve your range of motion, flexibility, and strength. Your knee pain relief plan will include knee strengthening exercises and knee stretches. You must consult with your knee pain doctors before engaging in knee exercises to determine if they’re right for you.

The following are some of the best exercises to alleviate knee pain. But you should only proceed with these knee strengthening exercises after consulting your knee pain doctor.

Can physical therapy help knee pain? What is the best physical therapy treatment for knee osteoarthritis? We describe the best exercises to cure knee pain in New York City.

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  • Lie down on your side
  • Support your neck with a pillow
  • Brings your knees closer to your chest
  • Keep your feet aligned with your body
  • Lift your top knee towards the ceiling
  • Ensure your feet are together
  • Lower your knee to the initial position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side

Hip Abduction

  • Lie down on your side
  • Bend your lower knee to improve balance
  • Support your neck with a pillow
  • Tighten the muscles on your upper thighs and straighten your top knee
  • Lift your leg towards the ceiling
  • Flex your feet towards your face
  • Slowly lower your legs to the starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side

Hip Bridges

  • Lie down on your back
  • Bend your knees while keeping your feet flat on the ground
  • Support your neck with a pillow
  • Place your arms beside your body in a relaxed position
  • Lift your hips towards the ceiling by squeezing your buttocks
  • Only raise as much as possible without back pain
  • Slowly lower your hips to the starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions
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Leg Raises

  • Lie down on your back
  • Support your neck with a pillow
  • Bend one knee up while keeping your foot flat on the ground
  • Ensure your back is straight and neutral
  • Place your arms beside your body in a relaxed position
  • Straighten the other leg (not the bent one) by tightening the upper thighs
  • Lift your leg as high as the bent knee
  • Ensure your toes keep pointing up
  • Lower your leg to the starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side

Quadruped Hydrants

  • Get down on all fours
  • Engage your abdominal muscles by sucking your belly in
  • Lift one leg to the side while keeping your knees bent
  • Ensure your hips continue facing down
  • Lower your knee to the starting position
  • Do 3 sets of 10 repetitions on each side

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