What is your body telling you when your knees make clicking, cracking, or popping sounds every time you stand up, climb the stairs, or go out for a walk or run? Are your noisy knees an indication of a serious problem, or just a normal, if annoying, part of living an active lifestyle?
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, our friendly, attentive team of physical therapists will work with your doctor to help determine the underlying cause of these irksome sounds. And we will develop a course of treatment to get you moving in the right direction.
Sounds like clicking, cracking, and popping can be linked to a wide variety of sources, including overuse, arthritis, or a breakdown of cartilage, the meniscus, or other protective tissue of the knee joint. Muscles that are weak, excessively tight or out of balance can also cause your kneecap to be pulled off track, leading to irritation in the joint.
Our highly trained, board-certified physical therapists will discuss your medical history, the level of pain or discomfort you are experiencing, and conduct a thorough examination. We specialize in developing non-surgical solutions including massage, nerve stimulation, and targeted stretching, balancing, and strengthening exercise routines.
We may take our knees for granted, but in truth they are complex machines composed of many moving parts, including bones, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. When these parts are not working in harmony with each other, everyday movements can cause excessive wear and tear that becomes painful.
At the office of Therapeutics Unlimited, our team of physical therapists will restore your body’s balance by designing a program specifically for you — no matter your age or your level of fitness. Our goal is assisting our patients in achieving a healthy, active, pain-free lifestyle. Call our office today to arrange a consultation and evaluation.
By Therapeutics Unlimited
April 22, 2021