After undergoing an injury, surgery, or problems with arthritis, our San Jose orthopedic surgeon may recommend physical therapy to help you get your strength back and put you on the road to recovery. This care plan could include seeing a physical therapist a few times a week, along with doing certain exercises at home.
Sessions with Your Physical Therapist
A physical therapist is a licensed professional who will work with you to help you regain the strength back in your knee. This process will be done by constructing a specific treatment plan. To do so, they may ask you to walk on a treadmill, stand or hop on one leg, swing your leg, or assess your pain level.
Some methods that your physical therapist will use throughout your rehabilitation include:
- Having you do certain stretches and exercises
- Applying ice and heat to the area
- Ultrasound massage
- Performing electrical nerve or muscle stimulation
To help make your knee stronger there are certain strength training exercises that your physical therapist will do with you, and others they will instruct you to do at home. For instance, you may need to do some of these moves:
- Hamstring curls
- Single leg dips
- Straight leg lifts
- Wall squats
- Balancing exercises
Eventually you may add weights to make your muscles work harder and become even stronger.
Seek A Professional
If you have knee pain, it’s important to seek a professional like those of San Jose Orthopedic Center. Treating your issues on your own can cause you more harm than good so don’t hesitate to contact us. That’s what we’re here for!
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