A knee injury can take a daily toll on the body not only causing pain and disability but also weakening other surrounding muscles when they have to overcompensate for a weak knee. Physical Therapy is one of the most effective non-surgical treatments to heal a knee injury because with the guidance of a physical therapist, a person can both repair knee damage while strengthening a weak knee.
IT Band Syndrome is extremely irritating and occurs as the IT Band, a string like band that runs from your hip down to your knee, tightens causing trigger points to form on the hip. A trigger point is a painful knot that can shoot pain down a person’s leg making normal activities like sitting and walking painful.
Your knee currently hurts and you are looking for the best solution. Of course, you don’t want surgery and you probably don’t need it. Creating strong and flexible muscles is often the best way to keep your knees healthy and get rid of knee pain.
People in their middle age often have small tears in their mcl, lcl, or acl. It may cause pain or not. Often, these tears are spotted during an MRI and a surgeon recommends knee surgery. This invasive and risky procedure leaves long-lasting symptoms. Physical therapy is a path to non-surgically treat a knee injury, which works and doesn't involve the invasive nature and risks of surgery.