Treatment For A Knee Injury
Physical Therapy is one of the most effective treatments to heal knee injuries. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we create a custom program based on your injury and lifestyle to help you get back your health. One thing that separates our practice from others’ is that we pride ourselves on being hands-on with our patients during every step of the recovery. We make sure our patients are always doing their exercises and stretching correctly, which prevents further injury and we apply hands-on massage therapy to help with mobility.
Some of the most common knee conditions include ACL, MCL, LCL, or Meniscus tears, knee strains, and knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. No matter your injury, we can help you relieve pain and inflammation and improve mobility.
As we create a customized program for you, we always implement exercises and stretching. Exercises help rebuild the knee muscles to make you stronger and able to withstand more daily and strenuous activity. We also take into account your personal goals so we can align our treatment with where you want to be when your injury heals. Also, we implement stretching to help support the body as it grows stronger and maintain flexibility as to decrease the chances of sustaining further injuries.
There are several reasons why you should apply Physical Therapy over self-treatment. In Physical Therapy, our physical therapists are always making sure you are doing the exercises correctly. This greatly reduces the chances of further injury, pain, and disability. Also, by having a professional near you, assisting you, and training you, you are likely to heal faster and even better.
Here are a few examples of leg exercises that help rebuild the knee and it’s surrounding muscles:
Straight leg-lift - lie down on a mat with one leg flat and the other with a bended knee and foot on the floor. With your leg that is lying flat on the floor, turn your foot slightly outwards and flex the muscle just above your knee. Then gently raise your straight leg about 1 foot off the ground. Hold for 5 seconds and then lower your leg just above the floor. Repeat for 10 repetition and switch legs. Do 2-3 sets for each legs.
Wall Squats - Lean against a wall and then, sit against the wall as if you were sitting on a chair. Hold this position for 30 seconds to a minute. If you feel any pain during any of these exercises, make sure to tell your physical therapist right away.
Having a professional by your side while you are healing from a knee injury is extremely valuable and Physical Therapy is a proven method to heal a wide variety of knee injuries. We help our patients everyday recover from knee injuries, relieve knee pain, and get back much-needed mobility.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your initial visit.