Have stiff knee pain when bending your knee? Here’s why

Did you know that the knee is the largest joint in the body? It needs to be in order to withstand the hundreds of pounds of force that is placed on it with every step and movement. The amount of pressure we place on the knees is why this joint is so prone to the development of injuries and degenerative conditions that cause problems. 

If you are dealing with stiff knee pain when bending, it could be due to a wide variety of causes, from runner’s knee to arthritis to a sprained ligament. Depending on the cause, there can be a number of different treatment options as well, with physical therapy being one of the most effective first-line methods for relieving pain and improving range of motion. 

If you want to learn more about the causes of your stiff knee pain when bending, meeting with one of our licensed and experienced therapists can help. Take a moment to read this helpful guide to learn about the benefits that Back in Motion Physical Therapy can offer. 

Meeting with a therapist to understand and treat stiff knee pain

The first step in any physical therapy program is an evaluation so your therapist can better understand the causes of your pain and symptoms. As experts in the biomechanics of the human body, physical therapists can help you identify some of the movement and posture issues that may be contributing to your pain and stiffness, no matter what your specific injury is. For example, many people overstride when walking or jogging, causing the knee to extend too far out with each step. This repetitive strain can add up, leading to a greater risk of knee injury. 

Next, your therapist can recommend a custom treatment program for your specific condition and physical needs. Typical options for stiff knee pain can include: 

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Manual therapy 
  • Balance and stability training
  • Posture improvement 

By committing to your physical therapy sessions and regular activity, you can quickly find yourself enjoying greater range of motion in the knee and less pain. 

Experience knee pain relief with our caring team

At our state-of-the-art clinics, the compassionate and highly skilled therapists at Back in Motion can help you get back to your favorite people and activities. We provide personalized plans that use the latest evidence-based techniques. You can get your life back from knee pain. Contact us today to schedule your initial appointment at the location that is right for you. 

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