Knee injuries are extremely common. One of the most common complaints amongst patients that come through our door is knee pain.  The knee joint can be complex structurally and is made up of cartilage, muscle, bone, tendons and ligaments. Muscles and tendons connected to the joint allow the knee to move with control and ease. With so many structures at play, it is no wonder that knee injuries are so common.

The knee may be injured from overuse, athletic activity, trauma, or disease. Athletics play the largest role in knee injuries, accounting for over 55% of all sport’s injuries! At JAG Physical Therapy, we understand the immense toll a knee injury may play in completing your every day activities. This is why we work tirelessly to help our patients regain their strength and mobility.

Treatment for Knee Injuries

Treatment for a knee injury is going to depend on the specifics of the injury. If one of the structures of the knee is torn, for example the ACL, then the structure may require surgical intervention first. Physical therapy for knee pain usually aims to strengthen the muscles surrounding the knee joint to ensure it is protected. At JAG Physical Therapy, our primary goal is to help patients regain strength and mobility in their knee. Contact us today to make an appointment and find the JAG Physical Therapy location nearest you.

Common Knee Injuries and Conditions:

Arthritis

Bursitis

Dislocated Kneecap

Meniscal Tear

Ligament Injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, torn cartilage)

Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)

Patella-Femoral Syndrome

Chondromalacia patella

Damage to Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Adolescent Conditions:

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osteochondritis Dissecans