Relief from Knee Pain

“After twisting my knee, I could not descend stairs, squat or even kneel.  I have young kids and could not keep up with them.  I am so grateful that I was able to find VPT!  I was able to get treatment on my time, without leaving my house!  My clinician was very knowledgeable and found that I had a small meniscal tear and gave me exercises that helped me get back my full knee extension.  I no longer have any pain and can run around with the kids again!” – Krissy Tempe AZ

Proper Treatment MUST Start with a Precise Diagnosis.

VPT’s corner stone is our advanced evaluation. Rather than relying on a general diagnosis, every patient receives a Mechanical Assessment to uncover the root cause of symptoms. All our physical therapists are Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis to assure that every patient receives the highest level of care.

Causes of Knee Pain:

1. Meniscal tear

2. Ligament tear 

3. Arthritis

4. Dislocation/subluxation

5. Tendonitis

6. Inflammatory 

7. Fracture 

8. Referred from low back or hip

9. Other: non-mechanical

What to Expect on your Initial Virtual Visit for Knee Pain.

Knee pain is common and affects people of all ages, including our young athletes and aging seniors.  The knee is prone to trauma from overuse such as in running or acute injury from a fall or colliding in a sport activity.  Knee pain can limit your basic activities of walking and stair climbing.  To properly treat knee pain, we have to first uncover the source of pain. The first objective is to rule-out referral of pain from the low back or even the hip.   Our clinicians start by reviewing your past medical history and then ask questions about your symptoms, including what aggravates and relieves your symptoms.  A mechanical assessment will be performed and this includes assessing your baseline range of motion and quality of movement of your knee along with any pain and limitations.  Next your clinician will perform repeated movements and analyze any affect that these moments have on your baseline symptoms.  This thorough assessment will reveal the underlying cause of your pain and tightness in your knee.

After your clinician completes this in depth evaluation, they will educate you on how you can treat yourself, what will aggravate and what movements/positions will relieve your symptoms.  They will also provide you with an individualized exercise program.

If you’re suffering from knee pain, be sure to contact us to learn how we can help you. Our physical therapists are experienced and knowledgeable. Our goal is to eliminate your pain and get you on the path to recovery so that you can resume your regular daily activities.  Contact Us