Your knee is the largest joint in the human body. The knee joint is comprised of 3 bones, 4 stabilizing ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage. With all of these moving parts, various injuries ranging from acute to chronic are all too common. Most knee injuries fall under one of two categories; gradual onset or a traumatic, sudden injury.
The gradual onset conditions tend to be more of the arthritis or tendonitis conditions such as osteoarthritis, patellofemoral (knee cap) pain, and patella tendonitis. Patients respond well to physical therapy in most cases of gradual onset or traumatic knee injuries. Professional Physical Therapists are experts in the treatment of knee injuries in addition to pain management and relief.