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If you have knee pain, your doctor may refer you to physical therapy. There your physical therapist will use an assortment of treatments and exercises to help lower your pain and improve your overall functional mobility.

Most Palmdale Physical Therapist will tell you that if your knee pain is caused by knee osteoarthritis, you may be having a hard time bending and straightening your knee, and your knee may also feel a bit swollen from time to time. As a result, this stiffness and swelling may prevent you from walking the right way.

Unfortunately, physical therapy does not help everyone with knee pain. Sometimes the loss of range of motion (ROM) and weakness are too severe, and the pain and swelling can’t be controlled.

Your Palmdale Physical Therapist should refer you back to your doctor if this is the situation. Most of the time, your doctor may then refer you to an orthopedic surgeon who will figure out if a total knee replacement (TKR) surgery is needed to help decrease your knee pain and improve your overall mobility.

If you do have a total knee replacement (TKR), there is a probable chance you will likely require physical therapy and rehabilitation following the surgery.

Because of this, you can expect to be involved in physical therapy soon after your surgery, and you may require therapy for a some months following your total knee surgery.