During the early stages of physical therapy intervention for your meniscus tear you will be assigned a home exercise program (HEP). An HEP is a printed copy of some or all of the exercises that you will be performing during your PT sessions. As your meniscus begins to heal following surgical repair your therapist will begin to add more advanced exercises to your therapy sessions and to your HEP.
Following your diagnosis of a torn meniscus your Dr. may refer you to Physical Therapy. We aim to help you understand what to expect out of Physical Therapy with a meniscus tear. Upon your first visit here at Elite Physical Therapy you will receive a thorough evaluation from one of our trained physical therapists.
Chronic knee pain can be the result of several different factors. Some common causes of knee pain are torn muscles/tendons, osteoarthritis, and a torn meniscus. Our topic today will be the latter of the three. So how does one go about tearing a meniscus you might ask? Several common causes of meniscus tears are as follows:
- Sudden pivot or turn
- Deep squatting
- Direct hit on outside of knee while playing sports such as football and can also involve injuries to other tissues that make up the joint capsule surrounding the knee
Deep inside the knee joint sits the meniscus.
Knee pain is a common ailment that can happen to almost anyone at any age. It can range from mild to severe. Knowing the cause of the knee pain can help a person seek the appropriate treatment in the clinic. First understand that you can seek physical therapy through direct access (without a doctor prescription).
Meet Linda Palmer and read her story of knee pain. Linda was a patient at Cool Springs location recently. She was participating in a country line dancing class when she injured her left knee. Two days later she was walking her dog when she became tangled up in the leash and was pulled down by her pup,
Common Causes of Knee Pain
Knee pain can be frustrating and life altering. It is however important to quickly address knee pain. The knee is a complex joint between the bones of the upper and lower leg. It allows the leg to bend and provides stability to support the weight of the body.
Daniel Morrison was looking forward to running the Nashville Marathon when he quickly suspected he might have IT Band Syndrome. Not long after he began training for the marathon, he noticed a sharp pain on the outer part of his knee. Occasionally, it even caused his knee to ‘lock-up’ and prevent his running.