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Knee Pain

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Spencer Agnew, PT, DPT
Founder of Peak Endurance | Physical Therapist | and Performance Coach

Message from Peak Endurance Physical Therapy Owner and Founder, Dr. Spencer Agnew

If you have bad knees that hurt or ache, it’s easy to believe that it’s “just something that is caused by age,” “wear and tear,” or that it’s nothing and will go away by itself.

You’re not sure what’s causing the pain in your knees, but it doesn’t seem to have been getting any better!

If this is starting to happen to you, you are not alone; we hear stories like this all the time. Knee pain is, in fact, one of the most common issues we see in our physical therapy clinic.

When it involves living with knee pain, everyone we see wants to know the following answers:

“How Come This Is Happening to Me?” Or, “Why Am I Still Suffering From Knee Pain That Worsens After Putting up With It for 6 Months, if Not Longer?”

Most people believe that if they have knee pain, it will “ease off” and go away on its own. That they’ll wake up one day and, as if by “magic,” their knee pain will be gone. Then, 6 months later, you’re still suffering from knee pain, which is frequently worse than when it first appeared.

If That Sounds Like You, Keep Reading.

When folks go to their doctors, they often get advice like “rest,” “try these painkillers,” and “come back in 6 weeks if it’s not better.” But then, 6 weeks later, if it hasn’t gotten better, they go back to the same doctor, who gives them ANOTHER prescription for even stronger pills and maybe a knee brace.

Has It Ever Happened to You?

Maybe you don’t know what to do because different people have told you different things. You might think you need to rest because someone told you that walking hurts your knees or that you should do “this exercise” or “that exercise” to feel better.

It’s hard to know what to do, and that’s just to keep knee pain from getting worse.

And because people aren’t sure what to do, they often put off making a decision on what to do to help their knee pain. Worse, numerous people just accept it as “part of life,” as if it’s normal or “has to” be that way.

Do You Feel the Same Way?

If You Have Knee Pain Right Now, Here Are Seven More Reasons Why It Might Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

1. You assumed it would go away, but it didn’t.

2. The doctor advised you to rest as well as take painkillers, but they only masked the pain; once they wore off, knee pain stopped you again.

3. A relative or friend told you that knee pain is normal with age, so you accepted it.

4. You’ve tried other healthcare professionals or a physio, but nothing helped.

5. Knee supports haven’t helped ease the pain

6. You rested because of knee pain and swelling, but it still bothers you daily.

7. You tried some YouTube exercises, but they hurt and didn’t help.

If any of the following have happened to you, book a call with our physical therapists in Madison, Wisconsin to find out what can be done.

If you know what doesn’t work, you’re closer to finding what does.

If you’d like FREE phone advice, click the link below to book a call. Free phone call; no obligation to book appointments afterward. We’ll help you decide what to do.

“What Can I Do Quickly to Get Rid of the Pain in My Knee?”

Here are four options:

1. You need to decide if you want to get help. Many people rest for weeks, hoping that the pain will “go away with time.” But 6 months later, they’re still putting up with it, and nothing has changed… or the pain and swelling get worse.

2. Do the RIGHT exercises. One of the best ways to ease knee pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises. The right exercises given to you by a physiotherapist will help reduce pain, let you move freely again quickly, and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.

3.Don’t sit in awkward ways. The truth is that you and I were not made to sit. When you sit and bend your knees, you put your knees in awkward, unnatural positions that they weren’t made to be in for too long. Along with hands-on treatment, it would help a lot if you were shown the right exercises to strengthen your muscles for better posture. This would help you get back to being active and healthy as soon as possible.

4.Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy. People with knee pain have been shown to benefit from physical therapy. In fact, it’s one of the most common problems we see with athletes and active adults at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy. If your knee pain is making it hard to do your job, stopping you from staying active, threatening your independence, or keeping you from spending time with family and friends, Physical Therapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible.

If your knee pain is making it hard to do your job, stopping you from staying active, threatening your independence, or keeping you from spending time with family and friends, Physical Therapy can help you get back to living the life you deserve as soon as possible.

If you want to know how well the Physical Therapy team at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy clinic in Madison, Wisconsin can assist you in living with less knee pain, we invite you to start with a free, no-obligation, risk-free appointment at our clinic.

Note: We offer this Free Total Body Diagnostic session to people who are nervous or unsure about Physical Therapy and don’t know if it will help them or not. If that sounds like you, simply start with a Free Total Body Diagnostic session so we can help you figure out what’s wrong and what can be done without you having to spend any money.

The Question Now Is:

“How Can Seeing a Physical Therapist at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Knee Pain in the Next Few Days?”

Here are just a few things that our Physical Therapy Team can help you with:

In a nutshell, the Physical Therapy Team at Peak Endurance Physical Therapy can help you stop having bothersome knee pain every day and get back to living your life.

If you want to know how much it costs and if we have space at our Madison, Wisconsin clinic, click on the button below and fill out the short form:

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- Kathryn B

After I injured a finger tendon while climbing, Jennifer helped me get back to pain-free climbing and weight lifting over the course of a few sessions. Jennifer was great to work with – she adapted our sessions to my goals and gave me some great advice for finger strength programs. And she even helped me improve my squats at the same time!

- Lance H

Dr. Agnew was able to address my root issues of planter fasciitis. I saw three PT’s before researching Peak Endurance. Dr. Agnew developed a unique treatment plan for me and made weekly modifications based on my progress and treatment goals. Because of his individualized approach I was able to get back to training and actually PR a half Ironman. I would recommend anyone at the Peak Endurance Team.

- Anna A

Dr. Taylor DeMars at Peak Endurance is well deserving of these five stars. She approached my issues with care and concern. She listened to my issues while gracefully and intelligently facilitating my recovery. Her concentrations in running, yoga, and pelvic floor issues were perfect for me. I will continue to recommend her to my friends and family and will not hesitate to see her again should any similar issues arise.