Hip & Knee Pain Relief Chicago, IL

Hip and Knee Pain

Last year, I injured my knee 6 weeks before the Chicago Marathon (also had NYC lined up after) and my doctor gave me the go to see a PT with no guarantee of whether I’ll be able to run pain free or finish either one of the marathons at all. A friend recommended Sports and Ortho and my only regret is not coming here sooner! The facility is clean, location is convenient and easy to find, and the staff–they’ve always been so above and beyond with everything. Cash DeWitt was my PT at the time–very knowledgeable and a running expert. I went in at least 2-3 times a week and followed every single advise and take home exercises. Not only did my knee got better, my running form improved as well. I was able to get thru both Chicago (with a new personal best) and NYC pain free. I’m sure they treat every athlete, but if you’re a runner, you won’t regret coming here.

Hanna O.

Do you have a hip or knee injury keeping you from doing what you love?

Your hips and knees: they’re the largest joints in your body, connecting a large number of muscles, bones and ligaments. That means that much of the daily abuse that your body takes can ultimately impact your hips and knees. And when these crucial joints begin to show strain, it can become difficult to move much at all — at least without pain.

For that reason, it’s important to seek medical attention for hip and knee pain as soon as possible. Often, physical therapy can be the key to avoiding surgery or prescription medication altogether, or rebounding quickly from those less conservative treatments.

How can I decrease hip pain?

Worn joints and pinched nerves are the most common culprits for hip pain. Aging and overuse often cause osteoarthritis, but this painful joint disease can also stem from old injuries. Repetitive motion sometimes leads to hip bursitis, in which fluid-filled sacs around your hips become inflamed. What’s another possible reason for your hip pain? Various nerves running to and from your hips can also become pinched, due to anything from pregnancy to poor posture.

Our physical therapists will give you a full evaluation, assessing your range of motion, level of hip pain, and whether the discomfort also radiates into your buttocks, thighs and groin. Based on this evaluation and existing medical tests, we’ll work on flexibility and strength exercises, as well as give you movement strategies to manage the pain.

What can I do about knee pain?

Some of the same causes of hip pain can also affect knees, including arthritis and bursitis. In addition, sports injuries such as tearing your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can lead to severe knee pain, as can suddenly twisting your knee and tearing your meniscus. “Loose body” is another knee pain cause; this involves bone or cartilage coming loose and getting in the way of joint movement. Finally, it’s not uncommon for a hip or foot problem to throw your knees out of alignment.

Our highly trained team of physical therapists will evaluate your knee issues, including the location and level of pain and how far you can bend and move your knees and legs in various positions. In all likelihood, your physical therapy to decrease knee pain will consist of strength-building movements, as well as stretches and other flexibility-enhancing techniques.

When you’re ready to begin working on methods for getting rid of your knee and/or hip pain, contact us at Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park & Northwest Side Chicago, IL centers. Our dedicated team of physical therapists will evaluate your condition and suggest a course of treatment.