What is the largest joint in our body? Answer: The Knee. It is the connecting point of a total of three bones in our legs. The lower end of the thigh bone or the femur, the upper end of the shinbone or the tibia, and the knee cap or the patella. Other parts of the knee are the cartilage or the shock absorbing cushions in between muscles. The tendons or the cords connecting muscles to bones. And the ligament or the bands connecting our bones to other bones. Any damage to all of these parts are accounted for by a knee physical therapy.
And just the ligament alone is so vulnerable to pulling, stretching and tearing, and with each knee having four major supporting ligaments. The anterior cruciate ligament or ACL at the center of knee, the posterior cruciate ligament or PCL also at the center, the lateral collateral ligament or LCL at the outer knee, and the medial collateral ligament or MCL at the inner knee. Oh the pains of a sprain! And much more other knee ailments. Knee physical therapy deals with damages to all these bones and parts altogether. So what better reason to take care of it!
Knee physical therapy injury prevention itself does so much in providing a better health for our knees. Being one of the most easily injured joints in the human body, the knee rightly deserves its warm-ups, before it lies fateful to Cartilage Injuries, Chrondromalacia, Tendon Injuries, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Osgood-Schlatter Disease, Osteochondritis Dissecans, Plica Syndrome, or Arthritis.
If you are already suffering from any of these, then you should be in luck. Whether you are lying cooperatively on an injury RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), or just watching your way for tripping stones, whether you have knee injury or knee pain, recovering from injury, or plainly trying to avoid it. Knee physical therapy can handle it all. As long as you get it immediately.
Yes there are other procedures to hold your back beyond a knee physical therapy. Yet should you go that extra mile of surgery, arthroscopy, or knee replacement? Knee physical therapy offers easy access to prevention, emergency, or rehabilitation. Following simpler processes such as evaluation, therapy, education, and aftercare, knee physical therapy can literally make you good to go. Try to jump, stand, run, and pivot – jump for joy if you have a healthy knee!