Physical Therapy Is Non-Surgical Treatment
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.
If you have knee pain, it is best to try physical therapy first before undergoing the knife. Our Howard Beach physical therapists have helped patients overcome knee pain for over thirty years and are confident we can not only help your relieve knee pain but also increase your mobility as well.
Cross Bay Physical Therapy offers a combination of guidance, exercise, and therapy to create a customized plan for your specific case. A physical therapist will guide you every step of the way to help you regain knee strength and mobility. Many physical therapy practices just tell you what to do and then, leave you alone. We pride ourselves on be hand-on during your physical therapy training sessions.
The first step it to strengthen your knee but only through gentle exercise. A weak knee progressively damages itself through the weight and activity of the body. By strengthening the knee, we can protect it from life’s daily movements.
Here are few exercises that we apply to strengthen your knee:
- Leg Lifts - Lying flat on a table or a mat, place both feet on the floor with your knees bent. Then, lie one leg flat with the ones pointing away from the body. Flex the muscles surrounding you knee and gently lift your leg about one foot off the ground. Gently, lower the leg until it is raised just above the floor (not touching the floor). Repeat 10 times and switch legs. Repeat 3 sets in total.
- Ball Squeeze - Placing a large inflatable ball between both knees, squeeze the ball holding it in place. Then, squeeze the ball tighter until you are flexing the muscles on the inside of your legs. Squeeze for 10 repetitions and repeat 3 sets.
Knee pain is a common occurrence and physical therapy is one of the most effective methods to quickly heal knee injuries and pain. We have helped patients for thirty years overcome knee and pain and confident we can help you as well. Come in for an evaluation at our state of the art physical therapy facility for hands on physical therapy.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your evaluation.