Why does my knee hurt?
Arthritis - Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis
Ligament Injuries (ACL, MCL, PCL, LCL, torn cartilage)
Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
Iliotibial Band (IT Band) Syndrome (ITBS)
Signs & Symptoms of a Knee Injury
Limited range of motion in the knee, hip or ankle
Pain in the knee with certain movements
Weakness in the muscles around your hip, knee, or ankle
Difficulty performing activities, such as rising from a chair or climbing stairs.
Problems with your balance or coordination
Difficulty controlling the knee during certain activities
Difficulty performing specific sports activities (for athletes)
Stabbing or stinging pain along the outside of the knee
A feeling of the ITB “snapping” over the knee as it bends and straightens
Swollen or red knee, especially after activity or within 24 hours of injury
Occasional tightness and pain at the outside of the hip
Continuous pain following activity, particularly with walking, climbing, taking stairs, or moving from a sitting to standing position
Pain when you push with your fingers on the front of the knee or affected area
Pain when kneeling
Stiffness in the knee joint, or difficulty straightening or bending the knee fully
Feeling the knee “giving way” or “buckling” during activity
Feeling like kneecap is sliding out to the side during knee movement
Restricted knee joint movement (range of motion)
Pain, stiffness, or "locking," after sitting with the knee bent or straight for a prolonged period of time
A "pop" or a tearing sensation in the knee area (acute injury)
Difficulty walking or going up or down stairs because of pain or a "catching or locking" sensation in the knee
A feeling of popping, cracking, or grinding when moving the knee
How Do We Treat Knee Pain?
At Iron PT, we will not use a “cookie cutter” treatment for your knee injury. Your highly trained Doctor of Physical Therapy will conduct a thorough one-on-one evaluation to understand your personal goals and uncover the cause and severity of your knee injury. Then, they will create a customized treatment plan incorporating the very latest hands on techniques and exercises to build strength and give you full, pain-free range of motion.
Patient Success Stories
“I feel like I'm in better overall shape than before I went into surgery because Iron PT incorporated a lot of challenging strength training into my therapy.
Mentally, I had some low points where I feared I just wasn't going to function well again, but my DPT really elevated my spirits (or simply refused to let me stay down!) and helped me to keep my eye on the end goal, reminding me that I was making progress and that recovery takes time. Whenever I was feeling low, I knew I'd feel better after I went to physical therapy.”
- Tracy. Active Mom
I have been to going to physical therapists for most of my athletic life, and Iron PT is the first place interested in treating the sum of the parts. They taught me that the knee functions only as well as the muscles and tissue that connect to it. My legs have become stronger, I have become stronger and for the first time in my life, I am looking forward to a summer without pain.
- William, Runner & Dad
“The Iron PT staff truly created a safe and supportive environment in which I could test my limits while strengthening and healing my injury. My DPT also provided me with tools I can use outside of therapy such as stretching, foam rolling, and targeted strength training exercises to help maintain a healthy and happy knee.”
- Katie, Yoga Instructor