Pain in the Back of the Knee - Telehealth Physical Therapy in NYS
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Why Does The Back of my Knee Hurt?

Sick of pain in the back of your knee? Telehealth physical therapy in NYS can help! Knee pain is fairly common but can be the result of an assortment of issues. 

Reasons for Knee Pain

There are a multitude of reasons as to what could cause your knee pain. The following are the most commonly seen reasons for pain in the back of the knee:

 

  • Runners Knee (Chondromalacia)

 

      • Chondromalacia is a result of the cartilage in your knee wearing down and allowing the kneecap to scrape the surrounding area. Only surgery can totally fix the damage, but telehealth physical therapy in NYS can help.

 

  • Arthritis

 

      • Arthritis is a serious condition that can lead to joint pain throughout the body, speak to your doctor if you think you may have arthritis.

 

  • Leg Cramps

 

      • Leg cramps are one of the most common ailments, it is often a result of poor posture sitting, or overuse of the knee during work.

 

  • Dislocations and Fractures

 

      • If you had a slip or fall you may have dislocated your knee cap, this is incredibly painful and needs immediate medical attention.

 

  • Torn or Damaged Ligaments

 

      • Athletes are especially at risk of overextending and damaging the ligaments in their knees during exercise.

 

  • Bakers Cyst

 

    • Your knee produces a fluid to act as a lubricant for the joint, but sometimes your body can produce too much and create a painful cyst.

 

Treating Knee Pain

Depending on what condition is causing your knee pain, there’s an assortment of different treatments you may consider. It is strongly advised to meet with your doctor or telehealth physical therapy in NYS to determine the cause and potential solutions of your knee pain. Here are some tips for dealing with general knee pain:

  • Elevate the leg that hurts
  • Take Ibuprofen or similar medicine to treat pain and swelling
  • Apply ice or a cold compress to the affected area
  • Consider telehealth physical therapy in NYS
  • Avoid sitting in positions that may pinch your leg muscles
  • Warm-up before workouts to avoid damaging unprepared muscles or ligaments

 

Telehealth Physical Therapy in NYS

Physical therapy can help treat an assortment of knee-related injuries. Our team at First Health PT is ready to take care of your knee and teach you how to take better care of it. Check out our website to learn more.