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Can’t Bend Your Knee Without Pain? Physical Therapy Could Be the Answer

Knee pain when bending knee

The knee is one of the body’s real workhorses, shouldering (no pun intended) a tremendous amount of force with just about every move we make on our feet. It’s no wonder then that the knee is also one of the body’s most frequently injured joints. Whether it occurs due to an untimely twist or an awkward stumble, debilitating knee pain can put a crimp in our daily life. In fact, it can be so bad at times that you may not be able to bend your knee without pain.

Sprains of the ACL or MCL, runner’s knee, and even arthritis can cause this level of agony—and it’s not something that you can live with long-term. At Agile Virtual PT, we routinely see patients who aren’t able to bend their knee without pain, and we use evidence-based methods to help them find relief.

Seeing an Agile Virtual PT provider

Our practice is unlike any other that you may have seen in that we provide virtual care. That means we’re able to deliver a treatment plan customized to your condition over the Internet with the help of video communication. Patients no longer have to spend valuable time driving to a facility and lounging in the waiting room until their provider is ready. With Agile Virtual PT, your appointments all take place from the comforts of your home and over your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.

How Agile Virtual PT can relieve your knee pain

Even though our providers won’t be seeing you in person, they will take the same approach as if they were. We will always review your health history, including any X-rays you may have had completed of your knee. From there, we’ll ask you questions about what you’re feeling and the types of things you can no longer do because of pain. We’ll talk to you about the anatomy of your knee and ask you to touch, bend and rotate your knee, asking you to alert us of problem areas or sore spots that pop up along the way.

Once we have a good understanding of what you’re experiencing, we’ll build a tailored treatment plan that’s specific for you. That plan will be available on our self-service web portal at all times, and you’ll be able to leave messages for your provider about any progress or pain you may be feeling.

For patients who aren’t able to bend their knee without pain, the goal is always to eliminate that discomfort. But in order to get there, we may need to strengthen the muscles in and around the knee, stretch soft tissue and improve range of motion—but your provider will go over all of that with you during your appointment.

If you’re interested in learning how our virtual physical therapy can reduce your knee pain and improve your flexibility and range of motion, schedule your appointment with an Agile Virtual PT provider today.