August 29, 2021
Knee and leg pain can be caused by different factors, including age-related issues, injury, and existing medical conditions. But, no matter what causes the pain or discomfort, health care providers and medical professionals who specialize in physiotherapy can help you determine the cause of the pain, as well as provide suggestions on how to relieve the pain and restore the regular functions of your need and leg.
How does it work?
When you visit physical therapy clinics, the specialist will perform a thorough assessment and evaluation of your lower extremity (from the hips to the foot). Once the cause of the pain has been determined, your physical therapist will prescribe you a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. The treatment plan may involve different kinds of procedures, including manual therapy, exercises, modalities, and sometimes medication. If the pain is caused by severe injury, you may have to undergo surgery to help you recover faster and restore the body’s ideal mobility.
How can physiotherapy help with leg and knee pain?
The treatment plan for leg and knee pain may vary based on the severity of the damage done to the internal structure of the knee and leg. Aside from pain relief, physical therapy for the knee and leg is often prescribed to provide maximum flexibility and mobility to the ligaments and knee joints. Strengthening the muscles around the knee joints also keeps the pain manageable. If done properly, the therapy and regular exercise can help reverse the damage and lessen the risk of injury when performing certain tasks.
How long will it take to recover?
Since the causes of pain may differ, the length of recovery will also depend on what is causing the pain. Some pain may last longer than others especially if the patient is not following their doctors prescribed activities that are crucial in assisting one’s recovery. It also helps to know what kind of pain you’re dealing with to set your expectation on how long and what steps it will take before you can get back to your usual activities.
Acute pain – this type of pain is often experienced 1 – 7 days after the injury. Patients who suffer from acute pain are advised to rest and allow the injured body parts to heal before moving too much.
Sub-acute pain – this is usually felt 2-6 weeks after the injury. While a lot of specialists consider this as a good time to initiate gentle movement to help them regain their mobility.
Chronic pain – this pain lasts for more than 8-12 weeks. Your therapist may have to reassess your condition to see if other types of treatment may work better for you. In some cases, if the pain is caused by severe injury while performing sports and extreme physical activities, your therapist may recommend seeing a sports massage therapist see if it can help relieve the pain and improve your current condition.
If you need sports physiotherapy Dubai or you are experiencing discomfort due to an injury, Scandinavian Physiotherapy Center DMCC offers a range of treatment plans that are tailored to your needs. You may visit one of our clinics for a consultation or book an appointment for therapy sessions.