Knee Pain

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Why Knee Pain Sucks!

Typical Causes & Mistakes Overcoming Knee Pain

The Most Common Knee Injuries We Treat

Our Approach to Treating Knee Injuries – Fix the Cause

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Let’s Be Honest, Knee Pain Sucks!

Dealing with knee pain can be both physically and emotionally challenging. Not only does it limit your ability to perform at your best, but it can also be frustrating and disheartening. It's easy to dismiss the pain as a minor inconvenience, attributing it to overuse or a simple strain. However, despite your efforts to alleviate it, the discomfort and limitations persist, affecting your performance and dampening your spirits.

If this situation sounds all too familiar to you and your knee pain, rest assured that you are not alone. At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we encounter cases of knee pain in athletes of all levels. We can treat them at our physical therapy clinics in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Estero.

Knee pain not only inflicts physical distress but also takes a profound emotional toll on athletes. It can leave you feeling frustrated, isolated, and defeated. The constant pain and the inability to engage in your favorite activities can chip away at your emotional well-being, triggering feelings of anxiety, depression, and a sense of helplessness.

We understand the emotional component of your knee pain journey, and we are here to provide the support, guidance, and resources you need to address and overcome the psychological challenges that accompany it.

Our team of dedicated professionals will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that not only addresses the physical aspects of your knee pain but also takes into account your emotional well-being. Together, we will empower you to find relief, regain control of your athletic journey, and ensure you can return to the sports you love with confidence and enthusiasm. Let's embark on this healing journey together!

If Your Knee Pain Goes Untreated or Misdiagnosed Things Will Likely Only Get Worse…

Knee pain is a common challenge faced by individuals of all ages and lifestyles, and if left untreated or misdiagnosed, it can worsen over time, affecting your daily activities and overall well-being. But fear not, our goal is not to discourage you but to educate and empower you because knee pain doesn't have to hold you back indefinitely.

Over the years, we've heard numerous stories of individuals choosing the “rest and wait” approach when dealing with knee pain. While it may offer temporary relief, it often leads to frustration when the pain and limitations return.

Another common scenario is people being advised to take painkillers and rest to see if the pain improves. Unfortunately, this approach rarely provides long-term solutions, and after weeks of rest, the pain persists, impacting your ability to move freely and comfortably.

If this sounds familiar to you and your knee pain, know that you are not alone. There can be various reasons why knee pain lingers longer than it should, and it can be confusing to receive different explanations from various sources. While many people offer advice, not all of it is reliable or credible.

The truth may lie in addressing underlying issues such as muscle imbalances, biomechanical problems, or inadequate recovery practices. Our team of experts is here to help you unravel the root cause of your knee pain and provide a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan to address it effectively.

With our guidance and expertise, you can find relief from your knee pain, regain your mobility, and rediscover the joy of a pain-free and active lifestyle. 

Let us be your partner in this journey towards improved well-being. Together, we will work towards a stronger, more resilient, and pain-free you! Don't wait; take action now to get the right treatment for your knee pain.

The Knee Injury Conditions We Treat

Knee Bursitis

Torn Meniscus


Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Four ligaments connect our thigh bone to our shinbone, one of which is the ACL. People who participate in sports requiring quick direction changes are more likely to suffer an ACL injury.

An injury can cause inflammation in the bursae, which are small sacs of fluid that cushion the outside of your knee joint. Bursitis prevents tendons and ligaments from smoothly gliding over the joint.

If you fall or are in a car accident, the bones of the knee, particularly the kneecap (patella), can be damaged. A knee fracture can occur simply by taking the wrong step if you have osteoporosis.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is an umbrella term for pain arising from the patellofemoral joint (knee cap) or adjacent soft tissues. It is one of the most common reasons for knee pain, especially in people who participate in sports.

PFPS is a chronic condition that worsens with activities such as squatting, sitting, climbing stairs, and running.

The exact cause is different and requires a thorough evaluation to ensure the appropriate treatment.

Tendons are thick, fibrous structures that connect muscles to bones. Tendonitis can occur when the tendons become irritated and inflamed. The patellar tendon connects the patella (kneecap) to the shinbone, allowing you to kick, run, and jump. Patellar tendinitis is common in runners, skiers, cyclists, and those who engage in jumping sports and activities.

The meniscus is a shock absorber located between your shinbone and thighbone. The thick, rubbery cartilage may rip if you twist your knee quickly while bearing weight.

A thorough evaluation by a licensed physical therapist at our Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL, physical therapy clinic is the best way to determine the actual cause of your knee pain.

Iliotibial (IT) band pain is thought to be from overuse and/or weaknesses. It is often caused by repetitively bending the knee during physical activities like running, cycling, swimming, and hiking.

The pain intensifies for most people when the knee is slightly bent. When the pain is severe, it interferes with daily activities like walking, going up or downstairs, and moving from sitting to standing.

A sprained knee is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments surrounding the knee joint are stretched or torn due to sudden, forceful movements or twisting motions. Ligaments are tough, elastic bands that connect bones to one another and provide stability to the joint. When the knee experiences excessive stress beyond its normal range of motion, it can lead to the stretching or tearing of these ligaments. The severity of a sprained knee can vary from mild, where the ligaments are just stretched, to severe, involving complete tears of the ligaments.

Symptoms of a sprained knee often include pain, swelling, and bruising around the knee area. The affected individual may experience difficulty in bearing weight on the injured leg and may feel instability or a sensation of “giving way” when attempting to move the knee. Depending on the extent of the injury, conservative treatments like rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) may be sufficient for mild sprains. However, more severe cases might require medical evaluation and possibly imaging tests like X-rays or MRI to assess the extent of ligament damage. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises are often prescribed to restore strength and flexibility to the knee and aid in the healing process of a sprained knee. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair the torn ligaments and restore stability to the knee joint.

Here’s How We Can Help Get to the Root Cause of Your Knee Pain– The Gray Method

When it comes to knee pain, many treatments just don't hit the mark. Too often, medical providers focus solely on alleviating the symptoms, overlooking the underlying cause of the problem. While painkillers, injections, and surgery may have their place, they shouldn't be the default options for knee pain treatment.

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we take a different approach – The Gray Method. It's a comprehensive and personalized approach to knee pain relief that gets to the root of the issue. We understand that each individual's knee pain is unique, and so is our treatment.

Our primary goal is to uncover the underlying reason behind your knee pain and address it effectively. We don't settle for temporary fixes or simply masking the pain with medication. Instead, we provide education, self-care strategies, and expert guidance to empower you on your journey to a pain-free life. Our mission is to help you find lasting relief and regain control of your daily activities.

If you're tired of treatments that fall short, it's time to join us on this transformative path to knee pain recovery. Watch the quick video below to see how The Gray Method can elevate your athletic performance and provide the relief you've been searching for. Let's work together towards a pain-free and victorious future!

Don’t Let Knee Pain Slow You Down Any Longer…

Don't let knee pain hold you back any longer. You're not alone in your struggle with injuries, and there is a pathway to a pain-free future.

At Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we understand that each person's experience with knee pain is unique. What works for one may not be the solution for another. That's why we take a personalized approach, creating custom treatment programs tailored to address your specific needs and challenges.

If you're ready to conquer your knee pain once and for all and are seeking a natural solution, we encourage you to reach out to our office. But please remember, we work with individuals who are motivated and committed to putting in the effort required to achieve lasting improvement.

Embrace the opportunity to take charge of your health and well-being and embark on a path to recovery. Contact us today, and together, we will pave the way to a pain-free and triumphant future.

With our specialized care, expert guidance, and unwavering support, you can regain your mobility, reduce the discomfort, and get back to doing the things you love. Let's embark on this journey toward a stronger, more resilient, and pain-free you!

Get a Copy of Our FREE Knee Pain Report & Discover a Step-By-Step Approach to Ending Knee Pain FAST

Download this Report Now If:

  • You held the belief that over time, your knee pain resulting from an injury would naturally heal and diminish.

  • You experimented with prescribed medications, dissatisfied with their side effects, and discovered that they merely provided temporary relief while the pain consistently resurfaced.

  • You were advised to accept the presence of persistent knee discomfort as an inevitable part of your life and learn to manage it.

  • You sought help from online resources, attempting various exercises, but unfortunately, they failed to alleviate the pain and discomfort and sometimes even exacerbated the symptoms.

  • You explored alternative treatments, such as massage, chiropractic, or traditional physical therapy, hoping for significant improvement, but unfortunately, they did not yield the desired results, leading to wasted time and resources.

  • You believed that taking a break from physical activity and allowing your knee to rest would promote healing, but to your frustration, the pain persisted, leaving you feeling disheartened.

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What’s Your Next Step?

Here’s How Most People Start Their Journey Towards Ending Their Knee Pain

If you're uncertain about your next steps, download our free report to discover what you should avoid doing and explore natural ways to effectively ease your pain.

Get a copy of the Fixing the Cause & Not the Symptoms book and learn more about our approach to treating musculoskeletal injuries.

Take the next step to overcoming your pain, stiffness, or injury by contacting our office today to discuss how we can help you.