Being one of the most easily injured joints in the human body, the knee rightly deserves its own section. There are cartilage injuries, ligament injuries, Chrondromalacia, Tendon Injuries, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Plica Syndrome, or Arthritis.
If you are a runner or an aspiring runner or athlete of any kind and knee pain prevents you from getting out on the road, a physical therapist can help identify the source of your pain. There are many mitigating factors that can cause knee pain and often identifying them can be frustrating. Upon completion of a thorough musculoskeletal evaluation, impairments of the hips, knees and or feet are made. Muscle imbalances need to be identified and addressed and proper mechanics of gait need to be evaluated. Each person requires an individualized therapy program tailored to those specific findings. Thus, creating a specific protocol for your needs.