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Hip and knee discomfort can have so many different root causes, including obesity, sports injuries, aging, and repetitive motion disorders. Regardless of the origin of your hip and/or knee discomfort, you must find a strategy to control it if you experience it frequently. To lessen their agony, many people use drugs like anti-inflammatories. Finding alternative methods of pain relief can be helpful, as these drugs do have possible adverse effects. You may find the answer you’re looking for in physical therapy.

Physical Therapy for Hip and Knee Pain

You should go by your doctor’s instructions if they call for you to take painkillers daily for your hip and/or knee pain. Asking about alternatives like physical therapy, however, cannot hurt. Your pain can be reduced or eliminated by working with a physical therapist in a number of methods, such as:

  • Find out what is causing your hip and knee pain. You may be dealing with hip and knee discomfort for one or many causes. A physical therapist can look at how you move to assist them to find problems like bad posture, bad walking habits, or bad movement patterns at work that are causing you discomfort. Physical therapists can advise you on how to address these types of problems after they have been identified.
  • Exercises for building strength. Loss of muscular strength can have a substantial impact on hip and knee pain since your joints are put under additional stress as your muscles get weaker. Physical therapy focuses on targeted exercises that are made to target different muscles and build them up so they can better support your joints.
  • Exercises to increase flexibility and range of motion. Loss of mobility and flexibility brought on by hip and knee discomfort can frequently result in increased strain on your joints and further pain. Physical therapists can guide you through exercises to increase your range of motion and flexibility, enabling you to move your limbs and joints to the fullest extent possible given your physical makeup and the situation.
  • Ice and heat therapy. You can use heat to increase your mobility and lessen your pain so that you can move around more freely. Additionally, you can use ice to alleviate knee and/or hip discomfort and inflammation.
  • Ultrasound treatment. Physical therapists utilize ultrasound to apply heat deeper into your soft tissues and relieve pain. Your daily pain may be lessened as a result of the heat’s ability to promote healing and enhance circulation.

How Reduces Daily Pain During Physical Therapy?

When you are receiving therapy from the physical therapist and experiencing pain alleviation, what happens when you come home? Long-term injury healing is one of your physical therapist’s main objectives. Your condition will gradually improve as a result of the numerous workouts and therapies they employ with you, resulting in less pain on a regular basis. You should feel less pain in your hips and knees as your body becomes stronger and more flexible.

Schedule an Appointment with a Physical Therapist

To make an appointment with a physical therapist for your hip and knee discomfort, text or call us at 949.716.5050. We are ready to help you right away!