Core Weakness and Knee Pain
Many American adults suffer from knee pain and don’t know how to manage it. Some say “push through!” while others cut back their physical activity to avoid the discomfort. However, the best way to manage your knee pain or get rid of it entirely is to identify the root cause, rather than merely treat the symptoms.
Of course, issues within the knee joint can cause knee pain. However, in other cases, knee pain can be a symptom of weakness or imbalance in another area of the body.
Common causes of knee pain include:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Deformed hips, feet, and other bones in the leg
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Tight hamstrings
- Tightness or imbalance in the back or spine
- Weak back or core muscles
How Core Weakness Can Cause Knee Pain
Core strength can do a lot for your health. When your core is weak, other tendons, ligaments, and surrounding muscle groups have to compensate, heightening stress on the hips, knees, shoulders, and more. Core weakness also causes the pelvis to angle forward, which then forces the knees to turn inward toward the center, causing them to swell.
Before you start doing crunches, consider bringing in an experienced physical therapist to help you strengthen your core and address your knee pain. Relying on an experienced professional could have a significant pay-off for you in the form of faster results, reliable guidance, and long-term relief from knee pain. Working with a physical therapist will also allow you to try out certain exercises and stretches that you may not be able to do without coaching and supervision, depending on your current levels of pain and mobility.
Our Monmouth County Physical Therapists Are Effective Problem-Solvers
When you come to ProFysio Physical Therapy, we do everything we can to help you identify imbalance, weakness, or other issues that may be causing your knee pain. Our gentle, knowledgeable physical therapists know how to help you overcome pain and achieve renewed mobility through guided exercises and sophisticated treatment.
After we find out what’s causing your pain, you may be eligible for any of the following treatments:
- Physical therapy
- Spinal rehab
- Nutritional guidance
- Strengthening and conditioning exercises
- EPAT therapy
- Red Cord therapy
- Graston Technique®
Whether or not you have a prescription from a doctor, our physical therapists in Aberdeen are prepared to serve you and help you address knee pain, weak core muscles, and any other imbalance or discomfort you may be experiencing. Allow us to come alongside you and provide the knowledgeable, authoritative guidance you need to make a full recovery and get moving again.
Start today by calling (732) 333-6360, or book your free consultation.