Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Your knee is an extremely complex joint as it helps our bodies perform extremely important functions like walking and standing. With each step you take, your knee absorbs up to 2-3 times your body weight! With this amount of weight put on the joint, daily usage of our knees combined with more strenuous exercise like running can cause injury and wear and tear to this joint. While some knee pain can be taken care of with some rest, other underlying conditions may be present and may require you to see a doctor or physical therapist.

What causes knee pain?

Because of the frequent use of this joint, injury and pain can be common, especially for those who stand, walk, or run a lot. Aside from overuse, knee pain may be caused by a number of different conditions or injuries, including:

  • Knee bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Ligament Strains and Tears
  • Dislocated Kneecap
  • Arthritis
  • Poor Movement Mechanics
  • Muscle Strains and Tears

While it’s not always possible to eliminate knee pain from developing, there are certain ways to help avoid it, like using correct body mechanics, stretching before exercising, and resting when appropriate.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Ankle Pain Relief and Physical Therapy

Minor knee aches can often be treated at home with rest and ice. However, if you experience persistent pain, swelling, limited range of motion, or weakness, it is a good time to call Dr. Gomes to evaluate your knee and develop a detailed plan for you to quickly recover. Massachusetts is a Direct Access state meaning you can schedule with a physical therapist without a prescription. It is the insurance companies that sometimes require a referral or prescription for PT (oftentimes HMO, state, and federal plans)

If you suffered from any trauma to the knee, like from a fall, or suddenly cannot bear weight, straighten the knee, or feel extreme pains then it may be more appropriate to see your PCP or Orthopedic MD for a consultation and imaging. After receiving the okay to start physical therapy, please call Dr. Gomes at Performance Evolution PT (781-859-4189) to book an appointment.

Dr. Gomes will  first evaluate your injury and expectations. During an initial consultation, Dr. Gomes will evaluate your injury and provide you with the best detailed plan for recovery. This plan will include corrective exercises, hands-on manual therapy, recommendations to see the right specialists (if needed), and other evidenced-based techniques. Depending on your injury, Dr. Gomes may add in other treatment methods such as dry needling, cupping, Kinesio-taping, and Graston in order to maximize your recovery.​​.

How do I get started?

To schedule an appointment, call PhysioHealth PT at (781-859-4189) or request an appointment here

Both Insurance and Private Pay options are accepted for payment. Depending on your insurance, patients may need a referral for physical therapy from their Primary Care Physician. Please call our office to find out if you need a referral prior to your initial evaluation.

About Us

PhysioHealth Physical Therapy was founded by Dr. Christopher Gomes, DPT, OCS, CSCS. Our clinic provides specialized care within a friendly and professional environment. At PhysioHealth you will receive one-on-one treatment that is evidence-based and personalized to meet your goals. You will always receive comprehensive education on your injury and recovery plan in order to maximize your knowledge and results.