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Knee Pain

The knee plays a crucial role in how we get around our home and community. Having pain in one or both of our knees can be very debilitating. There are many structures involved in the knee such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, veins, nerves, meniscus’, and bones. Knee pain can occur when any one or combination of these structures get inflamed and aggravated, or injured. The knee takes on a lot of force during our typical daily activities. Just during walking, our knee takes on the force of 2-3 times our body weight. A strong and healthy knee is more than capable of taking on the stress of our recreational activities. However, these forces combined with weakness or dysfunction can lead to injury; or cause pain even without a specific injury to the knee.

Common causes of knee pain

  • Osteoarthritis

  •  IT Band Syndrome

  • Surgery (Knee Replacement, Meniscus repair, ACL reconstruction, etc)

  • Osgood Schlatter’s

  • Meniscus injuries

  • Fractures

  • ACL or  MCL or PCL injury

  • Muscle Strain (Quadriceps, Hamstring, Calf etc.)

  • Knee Bursitis

  • Patellar Tendinitis/tendinosis

  • Plica Syndrome

  • Dislocations


How can we help you?

Knee pain can be an uncomfortable and life changing occurrence, but it does not have to be.  At Healthwise our experienced physical therapists perform a comprehensive examination to identify the cause and contributing factors to your knee pain. During the evaluation, a plan of care will be developed to address deficiencies and help you return to the activities that are most important to you. If you are having knee pain, make sure to stop in to Healthwise Care Center in Eagle River to work with one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy to set up a plan to get you back to living your best pain free life!

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