When you imagine an oasis, you often think of a place to rest and rejuvenate. So it is no small wonder that the physical therapists at Oasis Physical Therapy provide services to help manage pain, including knee pain in Richland, restore strength and function to injured areas, and offer educational opportunities to help you continue your recovery at home. We have three convenient locations and each office provides the same exceptional, skilled one-to-one care. We are committed to help you achieve a successful rehabilitation. Our expert staff works hard to continue education, offering the latest advances in medical technology and science. Our team of experienced therapy professionals can solve even the most complex condition, identifying the underlying cause using the most advanced, scientifically validated, treatment options available. Working together as a team, we provide state of the art care based upon your needs, health care goals, and lifestyle.
There are many causes of knee pain and your treatment at our office in Richland will be determined based upon the source of the discomfort. Knee osteoarthritis is a common cause of knee pain. It is a painful disease of the knee joint, in which both the bone and the elastic part of the joint called cartilage may break down. Nearly 16-20 million Americans have osteoarthritis with people over age 65 making up half that number. Older women and African-American women are more likely than men to have OA of the knee. There are many risk factors and causes of knee OA. Aging is a contributing factor and so is excess weight and infections or diseases that affect knee joints. The symptoms of knee OA include knee pain while walking or running. You may also notice stiffness, especially early in the morning, swelling of the joint, and weakness. You may even hear a grinding sound when you bend your knee. Tests of the blood and fluid around the knees may be done to look for signs of inflammation. X-rays are used to show how far the disease has progressed.
Treatment for knee pain in Richland starts with a thorough examination of your knee joint to determine the cause of your discomfort. Once a diagnosis has been made, we always offer non-invasive approaches, such as physical therapy, before recommending surgical options. Our highly skilled team of physical therapists will work with you one-to-one to create a personalized rehabilitation program. Our goals are to relieve your pain and get you fully functioning as soon as possible. Give us a call today to set up an appointment and take the first step to treat your knee pain.