Back Knee Pain Treatment - NYS Physical Therapy Telehealth
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Back Knee Pain Treatment


What Causes Back Knee Pain?

The knee is a complicated area because there are many muscles, tendons, and ligaments, that make up the knee. NYS Physical Therapy Telehealth, First Health PT has experienced patients that have had all types of injuries, A doctor would have to take an x-ray or MRI to determine the reason for the pain in the back of the knee. The pain can stimulate from various injuries, such as:

  • Leg Cramps
  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Hamstring injury
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Torn meniscus
  • ACL injury (anterior cruciate ligament)
  • PCL injury (posterior cruciate ligament)
  • DVT (Deep vein thrombosis)
  • Arthritis


How to Diagnose the Knee Pain?

Your doctor will likely refer you to a physical therapist for NYS physical therapy telehealth. At your first session, we will evaluate your knee pain and determine your threshold of discomfort. We will look for any signs of possible tears or other major injuries, which may require more specialized care. If we conclude that there are no major injuries to the tendons or ligaments, we can begin to undergo physical therapy care. This will involve extensive stretching and strength building exercises to work towards minimizing your pain.

What Can Treat Back Knee Pain?

Before participating in NYS Physical Therapy Telehealth, you should try “RICE”, the most common and recommended treatment method. That stands for:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compress
  • Elevate

The RICE method can help alleviate swelling and pain, but it will not heal the injury. You can also take anti-inflammatory medicine to help ease the pain and swelling. If you try those suggestions and the pain is still persistent over the next few days, the next recommendation would be to see your physical therapist so they can diagnose the cause of the pain. Wearing a knee brace, exercising, physical therapy, weight loss, cortisone injections to help reduce pain and inflammation, or surgery may be alternative options of treatment.

Who Can Help Treat Knee Pain?

First Health PT is an NYS Physical Therapy Telehealth practice that is here to help you get back to your normal lifestyle by eliminating the pain from your injury. First Health PT will help treat your injury with Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Physical Therapy. After therapy is complete, maintaining regular fitness is advised.  First Health PT has Balanced Body Programs or personal trainers available to assist you. The trainer will also conduct a wellness visit-review and adjust your Home Exercise Program based on your review. When looking for NYS Physical Therapy Telehealth, make sure you call First Health PT to schedule an appointment!