Hip & Knee Pain Relief Brielle, Sea Girt & Manasquan, NJ

Hip and Knee Pain

Orthopedic Sports Physical Therapy 1 Hip and Knee Pain

What Is Hip and Knee Pain?

The knees and hips are the body’s largest joints. Hip pain may be on the outside of your hip, upper thigh or outer buttock. The pain may occur when resting, walking or participating in some kind of activity. Knee pain is a common complaint of many people. Its signs and symptoms may include more than just pain. There may be swelling, stiffness, instability, popping noises or the inability to fully straighten the knee. Both hip and knee pain can be persistent and limit mobility and activities.

 

The Causes of Hip and Knee Pain

Even though the hip joint is durable, the joint can get worn down with age or usage, resulting in hip pain. Bones in the hip can break after a fall and lead to hip pain. Arthritis, hip fractures, bursitis and tendinitis are common causes of hip pain. Arthritis leads to the breakdown of cartilage. It causes reduced range of motion of the hip, stiffness and pain. Bursitis occurs when the bursa gets inflamed. There’s friction from the tissues rubbing together. Usually, inflammation of bursae is a result of repetitive activities that irritate the hip joint. Tendinitis is inflammation of the tendons, which are thick bands of tissues that connect bones to the muscles. Like bursitis, it’s usually from overuse.

Knee pain can result in any of the bony structures that make up the knee joint, which are the fibula, tibia and femur. Knee pain can also be caused by damage to the ligaments and cartilage of the knee. Fractures to the knee can cause pain. There may be a ligament injury that causes pain. The most common is anterior cruciate ligament injury. Often, it is due to a change of direction or sudden stop when participating in sports. Twisting the knee can cause injury to the menisci. The menisci are composed of cartilage and act as shock absorbers. If the knee joint becomes dislocated, this can also cause knee pain.

 

%name Hip and Knee Pain

 I have been going to Luke for 2 years for physical therapy for my hip tightness problem. I saw him at Ivy Rehab in Toms River last year and he helped a lot and got me fixed up to run again. I started to have hip problems again this year and was ecstatic when I heard he was opening his own practice in Manasquan. I have been going to Coast Rehab for the last few weeks and my hips have felt a lot better and I have gained a lot of flexibility I lost in my hips. He has a lot of technical knowledge about how to treat your problems. Luke has a great bedside manner- he has a pleasant, positive, demeanor and makes you feel welcome there. He is highly motivating and makes me feel comfortable. He gives you personal one on one attention and advice by only have a few clients at a time. His facility at Coast is clean and ideal being attached to a gym so that you can also work on strengthening your weak areas. And his location offers a lot of unique opportunities for PT exercises. I highly recommend Coast Rehab. Don’t hesitate to make an appointment today!

 

How Physical Therapy Can Help Hip and Knee Pain

Research has shown that those with hip and knee pain benefit from physical therapy. One study compared patients with manual techniques and mobilizations to people who just did exercises at home to reduce hip and knee pain. The patients who went to physical therapy had twice the pain relief compared to those who didn’t undergo physical therapy. The manual techniques by physical therapists also improved daily mobility and the quality of life.

Physical therapists also design specific exercise programs to target hip and knee pain. Patients may also undergo passive treatments, such as ice therapy, heat therapy or electrical stimulation to help reduce pain. At COAST, we take a holistic and multi-faceted approach to helping patients manage hip and knee pain.

If you’re suffering from hip or knee pain, take action. Contact Us today at Brielle, Sea Girt & Manasquan, NJ Centers to learn more about how our experienced and certified physical therapists can help get you on the road to recovery. Don’t suffer in pain when we can help you.