Is knee pain limiting your ability to do the things you love to do? Physical therapy may be necessary but first, a thorough evaluation of your entire lower extremity from your hips to your feet is in order. Gina V. Physical Therapy can assess your knee pain and prescribe the right treatments including exercises and therapies to help decrease your pain and get you back to doing the things you love to do!
Where Is Your Knee Pain Coming From?
For those experiencing knee pain, it’s important to determine if the pain is chronic, sub-acute, or acute in nature. Acute pain is the most severe and occurs for about a week after surgery. Sub-acute pain occurs from 2-6 weeks after surgery. Chronic pain lasts 8-12 weeks post-surgery.
Symptoms of Knee Pain
Gina V. Physical Therapy can help determine which structures are at fault and can help assess which treatments and therapies are necessary for proper healing.
- Front Knee Pain
- Inside Knee Pain
- Outside Knee Pain
- Back of The Knee Pain
Front Knee Pain often indicates a problem with the position of the kneecap. Inside knee pain means there is likely a problem with the meniscus or collateral ligament. Outside knee pain could be the result of many different injuries including Iliotbial or ITB for short. Although pain in the back of the knee is rare, it does happen. The most common reasons include hamstring injuries or cysts.
Physical Therapists and doctors alike recommend the R.I.C.E principle following the development of acute knee pain. R.I.C.E. stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. We recommend trying this for a few days. If your knee pain persists for more than 2-3 weeks, you should visit your physician
Treatments for Knee Pain
Following a doctor’s orders and a thorough examination from our physical therapy team, we will design an individualized therapy plan for you! Often, exercises to help strengthen and improve the mobility of the knee will be prescribed. Initially, your physical therapy appointments will take place at the Gina V. physical therapy clinic in Papillion but you may be required to perform exercises at home as well as part of a home exercise program.
Award-Winning Physical Therapy
At Gina V. Physical Therapy, we treat a full range of conditions that require rehabilitation services ranging from common physical challenges like arthritis, chronic pain, and sports injuries to more complex conditions such as spinal cord injuries, strokes, and yes….knee pain.
Gina V. Physical Therapy is owned by Gina Venderheien. Gina’s dream was to create an atmosphere where patients feel welcome and at ease.
Gina leads by example through recognition that patient care is an ever-evolving field requiring a commitment to lifelong learning. She continues her education and training to remain current on new methodologies and treatments that will benefit her patients.
Whether you’re suffering from a recent stroke, a sports injury, or a nagging knee injury, Gina V. is here to help you get back to doing the things you love to do! As a final reminder, please consult a physician prior to contacting Gina V. Physical Therapy.