Knee and Hip Pain
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause.
- Swelling and stiffness
- Redness and warmth to the touch
- Weakness or instability
- Popping or crunching noises
- Inability to fully straighten the knee
The hip joint is designed to withstand repeated motion and a fair amount of wear and tear. This ball and socket joint is the body's largest and fits together in a way that allows for fluid movement. Even though its durability, the hip joint isn't indestructible. With age and use, the cartilage can wear down or become damaged. Muscles and tendons in the hip can get overused. The hip bone itself can be fractured during a fall or other injury.
Our therapists can help to reduce pain, increase ranges of motion and strength in your knees or hips. They are also trained to identify when to refer you back to your family medical doctor or nurse practitioner for further investigations (such as imaging, blood work, etc.) or referrals to specialists like orthopedic surgeons or other health care practitioners