Physical Therapy for Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Joint Pain

Joints provide you with a lot of support and help you move. So, any harm to the joints may be excruciatingly painful. Joint pain is very common, especially the older you get. You should never disregard joint pain. Joint pain can affect any part of the body, from your ankles and feet to your shoulders and hands. There are many possible causes of joint paint.

Causes of Knee, Foot, Ankle Pain:

  • Overuse of the muscles
  • Dislocations
  • Arthritis
  • Weight gain
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Tumors

Your symptoms may give you an idea of what could be causing the pain. Self-diagnosis, however, is never advised. This not only results in inaccurate self-diagnosing but also will increase anxiety. People run the risk of being wrong, especially if the symptoms you are experiencing are common.

Symptoms of Knee, Foot, and Ankle Pain:

  • Constant pain in the affected joint
  • Redness
  • Swollen
  • Stiffness
  • Bruising
  • Instability

Though you should never self-diagnose, there are certain things you can do to reduce joint pain before consulting a professional.

How to ease knee pain:

  • Put as little weight as possible on your knee
  • Avoid standing for a long period of time
  • Use an ice pack wrapped in a towel on your knee for up to 15 minutes several times each day
  • Elevate the joint above the level of your heart

How to ease foot and ankle pain:

  • Rest and raise your ankle when you can
  • Put an ice pack wrapped in a towel on your ankle or foot for up to 20 minutes every 2 to 3 hours
  • Wrap a bandage around your ankle to support it

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A physical therapist can help you:

  • Strengthen the muscles around the joint
  • Stabilize the joint
  • Improve your range of motion

Schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists so they can help you get your knee, foot, or ankle pain under control!

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