Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Hip and Knee Pain

Hip and Knee Pain Relief

There are a variety of causes for both hip and knee pain. While the hip joint can withstand a good amount of wear of tear, it’s not indestructible. With age and usage, the hip cartilage can wear down. Muscles and tendons in the hip can also get overused. The anatomy of the knee is complex; it has bones, pads of cartilage and a joint capsule. Injury or aging can cause joint pain in the knee.
Causes of Hip Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are the main culprits of hip pain in older folks. Both can lead to a breakdown of the cartilage and inflammation in the hip joint. Along with pain, there’s reduced range of motion in the hip and stiffness.

Bursitis can also cause pain in the hip. Bursae are the sacs of fluid that reduce friction. If they get inflamed, they can cause pain. Typically, it’s repetitive activities that irritate the hip joint and cause pain. Like bursitis, tendinitis can cause inflammation and is usually caused by repetitive stress from movement.

Muscle or tendon strain is also a result of overuse. Repeated activities can put strain on the ligaments, tendons and muscles that support the hips. If any of these are inflamed, the hip won’t work normally, and there will be pain.

Causes of Knee Pain

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can also cause knee pain. With the breakdown of cartilage due to osteoarthritis in the knee, the bones begin to rub against each other and cause pain. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the joints. It affects the membrane that lines the knees’ joints. The end result is inflammation, joint damage and joint pain in the knee.

The knee joint is very prone to injuries. Common injuries include meniscal injuries, anterior cruciate ligament injuries and tendon injuries. The menisci can be torn if the knee is bent and twisted. Ligaments can be torn as well. If it’s not repaired, the risk of developing osteoarthritis increases. Any sudden change in direction or twisting motion can injure the anterior cruciate ligament. Most of the injuries are the result of a blow to the outside of the knee. Tendon injuries can result if the tendon is overstretched. Activities that can injure tendons include squatting, running and jumping. A dislocated kneecap is another common cause of pain in the knee. This occurs when the patella is moved out of position. It is very painful.

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Hip and Knee Pain

There are many benefits of physical therapy. Improved mobility, reduction of pain, less inflammation and a better lifestyle are just a few.

Experience Expert Care and State-of-the-Art Facilities

Our team of skilled therapists uses a personalized approach, tailored to your specific needs. With our state-of-the-art facilities, we’re equipped to provide you with the best possible care. We’re not just about relieving your pain – we aim to improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Regain Mobility and Improve Your Quality of Life

Through our physical therapy treatments, we can help you regain mobility, reduce your dependence on pain medication, and improve your quality of life. Imagine being able to move freely again, without the constant nagging of pain. That’s what we strive for at Peak Performance Clinics.

Why Choose Peak Performance Clinics for Hip and Knee Pain Relief?

We believe in providing a comprehensive treatment plan that not only addresses your current pain but also prevents future injuries. Our expert therapists will work closely with you, guiding you through each step of your recovery process.

Ready to start your journey towards a pain-free life? Don’t wait any longer. Schedule an Appointment at any of our clinics:at East RichlandsGarnerGreenville/WintervilleHavelockJacksonvilleJacksonville SouthNorth RaleighSneads FerrySwansboroWake Forest, and Washington, North Carolina.

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Remember, hip and knee pain doesn’t have to be a part of your life. With Peak Performance Clinics, relief is within reach.