The pain in your knees can be caused by any number of factors. And it takes a trained professional to correctly diagnose and treat this condition. The certified physical therapist in Hudson County at The Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center (PMRC) have honed these skills after years of experience. With over 30 years of practice, these professionals are adept at providing physical therapy, occupational therapy, proper body mechanics, patient education, and massage therapy in a multidisciplinary approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries.
There are many causes of knee pain and your treatment by the certified physical therapist in Hudson County is based upon the source of the discomfort. Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee pain. It is a painful disease of the knee joint, in which both the bone and the elastic part of the joint called cartilage may break down. There are many risk factors and causes of knee OA. Aging is a contributing factor and so is excess weight and infections or diseases that affect knee joints. The symptoms of knee OA include knee pain while walking or running. You may also notice stiffness, especially early in the morning, swelling of the joint, and weakness. You may even hear a grinding sound when you bend your knee. Tests of the blood and fluid around the knees may be done to look for signs of inflammation. X-rays are used to show how far the disease has progressed. The pain may also be caused from injuries resulting in meniscus tears, ACL or PCL tears, MCL or LCL tears, patellofemoral syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, patellar tendinitis, and other knee problems.
Because of the diversity in our care, your condition can be treated quickly and effectively, restoring strength and function, using non-invasive approaches. Our certified physical therapist in Hudson County provide physical therapy exercises that will get you moving again and back to doing the sports and activities you enjoy. Our doctors can provide pain management with corticosteroid injections. This palliative treatment addresses pain and provides relief from movement-inhibiting inflammation. Whatever causes your knee pain, you can be sure our professionals will carefully evaluate your condition and treat you with compassion and expertise to get you back on your feet.