Knee Problems and Physical Therapy
Are you in knee pain? Suffering for stiffness and has trouble getting around? Unsure what exercises to do?
If any of your above asked question is yes then you need to see physical therapist.
Physical Therapist can evaluate your condition and plan your physical therapy program which can help you to reduce pain, stiffness and strengthen muscles.
Most of the patients who is suffering from pain, stiffness and weakness can benefit from skilled physical therapy. Patient who did surgery also need post-surgical knee rehabilitation to reduce pain, swelling, increase ROM and improve strength. With appropriate exercises and treatment program physical therapist can bring patient close to prior functional level.
For minor knee pain and sprains patient should expect 3-4 weeks of physical therapy.
If patient underwent knee arthroscopic surgery should expect about 6 weeks of physical therapy.
Patient who did knee replacement or did ACL repair should expect rehabilitation for about 12 weeks.
Above mentioned time frames are average time frame. If you already has done about that much time of physical therapy and has not improved or are getting worst you should immediately see your doctor and find out cause.
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