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Knee Pain

Loudoun Sports Therapy Center specializes in therapy services for all diagnoses of the knee including but not limited to:

  • ACL / MCL / LCL / PCL tears (surgical or non-surgical
  • Total or Partial joint replacements (arthroplasty)
  • Medial and Lateral Meniscus
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Oshgood Slaters
  • Knee Sprain / Strain
  • Knee pain
  • All other knee conditions

Your knee is supposed to be a stable joint.  It is what we use to propel ourselves through space.  Unfortunately it is often times under too much stress resulting in the above conditions or just plain break down and degeneration.  The ligaments of the knee are present to provide stability while the muscles are for both movement and stability.  Often times the muscles work improperly either because of injury or overuse and thus results in tightness of the muscles, weakness of the muscles, and leads to improper tracking of the patella (patellofemoral pain).  In other cases, the cartilage or meniscus begin to break down as a result of either trauma or overuse.  In these situations, the surrounding muscles will tighten in protection and become weak.  Finally the ligaments of the knee, when placed under excessive stress or strain, will often times not hold and will stretch or tear.  This results in laxity of the joint that requires that the muscles around the knee work harder and more efficiently to protect the knee.

The RESULT of physical therapy is to restore normal range of motion, strength, and stability of the structures around the knee joint.  This is done by re-establishing normal mechanics of the joint with respects to the structures that create movement and stabilize movement.  Our therapists are different from other therapists in our extensive training and understanding of the in-depth mechanics of the knee joint.  All knee conditions and injuries are the result of loss of stability and control of the knees mechanical movements.  Whether your knee condition has involved surgery or not, you will ultimately need to restore normal mechanical stability of the structures around the knee.  This can only be done with specific equipment and the appropriate training of the staff to restore the normal mechanics.  This is what sets Loudoun Sports Therapy apart from other therapy centers.