Vital Force Physio

HIP & KNEE PAIN IN West Chester

Your hips and knees, being the largest joints in your body, play a crucial role in your daily life. Yet, experiencing discomfort in these areas can be all too common. Hip pain may manifest on the outer hip, upper thigh, or outer buttock, making everyday activities challenging. Knee pain presents its own set of troubles, including stiffness, swelling, popping, and instability. When knee pain is severe, fully straightening the knee may be impossible. If you’re grappling with hip or knee pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to our office for a complimentary physical therapy consultation.

Common Causes of Hip and Knee Pain

Both the hip and knee joints are remarkably durable, but wear and tear over time, due to aging or excessive use, can lead to chronic pain. Falls or injuries can also result in hip bone fractures, while arthritis can affect hip cartilage.

Common causes of hip pain include:

  1. Bursitis
  2. Tendinitis
  3. Hip fractures
  4. Work Injuries
  5. Tendon or muscle strain
  6. Certain cancers
  7. Osteonecrosis
  8. And more

Knee pain shares similarities with hip pain, with age and overuse as common culprits. Chronic knee pain may result from damage to the knee joint’s bony structures, such as the fibula, tibia, and femur. Damage to cartilage and ligaments can also trigger knee pain.

Common causes of knee pain include:

  1. Arthritis (Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, etc.)
  2. Sports injuries
  3. Auto accident injuries
  4. Torn meniscus
  5. Medial plica syndrome
  6. Knee joint dislocation due to sports or work injuries

How Can Physical Therapy in West Chester Help Hip and Knee Pain?

If you’re experiencing persistent hip or knee pain, physical therapy offers an effective solution to manage your discomfort, enhance strength, and improve mobility. This non-invasive, prescription-free treatment is suitable for individuals of all ages. Research has shown that the manual techniques and mobilizations employed in physical therapy can alleviate hip and knee pain, reduce inflammation, restore the natural range of motion, and strengthen these joints.

Our physical therapist will collaborate closely with you to devise a personalized treatment plan aligned with your specific needs. Rather than merely addressing symptoms, we target the root cause of your chronic pain for rapid relief. To optimize results, we may recommend home exercises and passive treatments like heat and ice therapy or electrical stimulation to alleviate your discomfort. While more invasive treatments might necessitate surgery for hip and knee pain relief, our holistic approach is gentle and safe. Even those opting for surgery often need physical therapy for recovery and pain reduction.

Common Knee Conditions We Treat in West Chester

ACL Repair, Meniscus Repair, Total Knee Replacement
Physical therapy expedites recovery following knee surgeries for major injuries.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
ITBS arises from overuse of connective tissues on the outer thigh and knee, resulting in pain and tenderness. This condition is frequently observed in runners and cyclists, causing lateral knee pain.

Runner’s Knee/Jumper’s Knee
Common among individuals engaged in activities involving jumping, such as basketball, volleyball, racquet sports, and track and field. Pain typically occurs beneath or on the sides of the kneecap.

Meniscus Disorders
A torn meniscus can occur from activities involving forceful twisting or rotation of the knee, especially with full body weight. Physical therapy offers an effective alternative to surgery for meniscus injuries.

Unlock the Benefits of Physical Therapy for Hip and Knee Pain

Whether you or a loved one is grappling with hip or knee pain, relief is within reach. Our skilled physical therapist is equipped to design a personalized treatment plan, facilitating pain reduction and natural healing without reliance on prescription pain medications. Reach out to our welcoming team online today for more information or to schedule your initial consultation.

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Eli Taylor

I had knee pain for months after football and finally decided to go to Dr. Bryan. I couldn’t recommend it enough. Not only is my knee pain free but I’m back to the strength I was at before the injury. Bryan is one of the friendliest people I’ve ever met and is great to talk to while also being great at his job! 10/10

Becca Karrasch

Vital force has been a crucial part of my training and health care. The whole team is helpful, educated, and incredibly insightful. I came to them with many previous sports Injuries and an autoimmune disease. They worked with me to find my baselines and increase mobility and stability in order to better perform in my sport as well as prevent further injuries. I will be keeping Dr. Bryan as a part of my healthcare team right up there with my chiropractor and cryotherapist. Without them, I couldn’t maintain the level of activity I desire in my life!