Hip and Knee Pain Relief Laguna Hills, CA

Hip and Knee Pain Relief

Jeanne F.

This is the fourth surgery I have gone to H2 Orthopedics after for my physical therapy. They know exactly what exercises to have you do at the office as well as on your own at home to get you back to your normal full activity level as soon as possible. They have helped me with back surgery, knee surgery, ankle surgery, broken leg, and now total bilateral knee replacement surgery. I would not go to anyone else. I recommend them 110%!!

Marilyn M.

I was referred to H2Orthopedics by my doctor because I had been falling and was very unstable while walking. I have osteoarthritis head to foot and my knees and hips are especially painful. To be honest I wasn't expecting anything very positive out of this therapy as my experience at several other facilities in the past wasn't very good. Now I can sleep through the night without waking up in pain. I actually look forward to my treatments as they make me feel very comfortable there and I can say enough about Larry and Jackie.

Wendy R.

The moment I walked in I felt the fantastic vibes. I had multiple problems including sciatica pain, scoliosis, spinal stenosis, and a newly implanted knee joint. I could barely walk in. To my amazement, they knew exactly how to treat my ailments in a timely and safe manner. I found that within a few weeks, I was painless and amazed at my new physical abilities.

Sharon B.

After a broken leg and fractured foot, I was referred to H2Orthopedics in Laguna Hills by another physical therapist. I have benefitted from the aquatic therapy. Each visit a variety of exercises are done and the improvement in overall health has been inspirational.

Tom W.

I have been to numerous therapists through ACL and MCL replacements to my current challenge. I could not be more pleased with H2O and only wish I had found them sooner. I thought I knew what good was, until I went to H2O.

PJ

H2Orthopedics are the only reason I can walk and able to go back to work. With all of my multiple ortho surgeries, it is difficult to try and rehab the regular way. Nine knee surgeries, back surgery and assorted hand, arm, jaw surgeries has left me arthritic and lots of metal. I was blown away at how much I improved with the 93degree pool. I am back to work and able to enjoy life again. I can't thank them enough! If you hurt..Check H2Orthpedics out.. You will not be disappointed!!

Feeling Painful in Your Hip and Knee Joints? Physical Therapy Can Help

Hip joint pain and knee pain can seriously interfere with your life, especially if you are dealing with both.

Do sharp pains in your hip make it difficult to get up in the mornings, move about during the day, and lie back down at night? Are your knees feel painful, or even feel as if they may buckle underneath you without warning?

Whether it’s your hips or your knees that are hurting you, physical therapy can help get to the root of your problem safely and comfortably, without the need for harmful drugs or surgery.

Physical therapy and hip/knee pain

The physical therapy treatments at H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy can help to greatly reduce your hip and knee pain. In many cases, it can even relieve it all together, sparing you the need for potentially harmful medication or surgical correction.

Our Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists will examine your hip and/or knee for signs of misalignment or structural damage, in addition to examining your stance, posture, gait, and range of motion. After your physical exam is complete, our physical therapists will prescribe a physical therapy plan for you, aimed at relieving unnatural stresses and strains, and normalizing your joint function.

You will be given targeted exercises designed for relieving joint pain and stabilizing the weak hip and/or knee tissues. The exercises may vary depending on your condition; for example, research has demonstrated that those suffering from patella pain (kneecap pain) tend to respond better to exercises that focus on strengthening both the hips and knees, rather than just focusing on the knees alone.

You may also be given exercises designed to strengthen the core, including your lower back muscle groups, lower abdominal muscle groups, or pelvic muscles. Core exercises are aimed at straightening your posture and equalizing the weight load on both sides of your body.

Additional specialized treatments may also be added as our physical therapists deem fit, such mobilizations to improve joint movement or other soft tissue treatments that relieve pain and promote the healing of damaged hip and/or knee tissues.

Why did my hip or knee pain develop?

Hip and knee pains can be experienced together or separately, but it is important to note that as the old saying goes, your knee bone is connected to your hip bone, therefore what happens with one, affects the other.

Your hip is a ball-and-socket joint that works to support the weight of your upper body, relying on multiple muscles and tissues to keep it mobile and stable so it can function properly.

Your knee is a hinge joint, confined to forward-and-backward motions. Individually, your knees support more weight than the hips, 6 times your body weight when doing a squat. Proper movement of both your hip and knees allows complicated motions giving you the ability to stand, walk, run, and dance without falling over.

Pain felt in the hips and/or knees may originate in the joints themselves, but it may also be a result of an underlying condition in another part of the body. For example, your hips and knees are part of the same kinetic chain, meaning they make up a combination of weight-bearing joints that must function together in harmony in order for your body and posture to function properly.

Therefore, a problem with your knee joint may transmit abnormal forces to your hips, and vice versa. If one part of the kinetic chain is out of balance, stress and deterioration may be placed on another.

Common causes of hip and knee pain

Many times, the hips and knees suffer the same diseases, disorders, and injuries. For example, overuse injuries such as tendinitis and chronic muscle strain are common in both the hips and knees because both joints are constantly in use. They are also both subject to acute injuries, such as sprains, strains, and dislocation.

Hip and knee pain can also be affected by referred pain from a pinched sciatic nerve, as the nerve travels through both areas. Imbalances in your stance or gait may cause abnormal stresses and premature wear-and-tear in your hips and knees, resulting in painful symptoms of arthritis.

Some painful conditions may be specific to one joint or the other. Cartilage injuries known as labral tears are specific to hip pain, while inflammation of the bursa sacs known as bursitis is a specific condition affecting the knee joint.

However, painful injuries that cause instability in the hips can also affect the knees. Tight hip flexor muscles and weak gluteus medius muscles can cause the hip to rotate inward without you realizing it. This can cause painful problems such as iliotibial band friction syndrome or patellofemoral stress syndrome, as stress is put on the knee or kneecap.

Relieve your hips and knee pains today

It is time to take a stand against your hip and knee pain.

Contact H2Orthopedic Aquatic and Physical Therapy today to speak with one of our dedicated Laguna Hills, CA physical therapists, and get started on the path toward long-lasting pain relief.