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Effective Knee Pain Relief at Corrective Physical Therapy in South Scottsdale

Have You Been Looking for a Solution to Your Knee Pain?

Have you struggled with persistent knee pain? Does it worsen when you try to be more active, hindering your ability to enjoy activities like hiking or playing basketball?

You're not alone. Knee pain is a common issue among active individuals, and it can be both physically and mentally exhausting. It restricts your activity level, and the cycle of pain can even lead to weight gain, exacerbating the discomfort. We understand the frustration and challenges you face.

At Corrective Physical Therapy, we're here to help you regain control over your life. Our team of experts will guide you through a comprehensive treatment plan, teaching you how to exercise effectively despite your pain and building resilience in your knee. Don't let knee pain hold you back any longer.

What Does Physical Therapy Look Like at Corrective Physical Therapy?

When you choose Corrective Physical Therapy for your knee pain, here's what you can expect:

  • Full Body Evaluation: We conduct a thorough evaluation to identify the factors contributing to your knee pain. Our assessment includes analyzing joint mobility, flexibility, and strength in various parts of your body.
  • Addressing Movement Dysfunctions: We assess your daily movement patterns that may be contributing to your knee pain. By identifying and addressing movement dysfunctions, we can help restore pain-free movement.
  • Personalized Plan of Care: Based on your evaluation results and goals, we develop a customized plan of care. This plan takes into account your abilities, goals, and the factors contributing to your knee pain.
  • Active Rehab Clinic: As an active rehab clinic, we focus on building resiliency in your body and adapting it to endure the activities you love. Our treatments go beyond symptom management, providing you with long-term relief and improved functionality.

Common Diagnoses for Knee Pain

Meniscus Issues:

  • Meniscus irritation can cause inflammation and swelling in the knee, and it may involve a tear. A definitive diagnosis of a meniscus tear requires an MRI.
  • Conservative treatment with Physical Therapy has shown excellent outcomes, especially for young athletes. Surgical options, such as repair or arthroscopy, may be considered for high-demand athletes.
  • Symptoms include knee pain with increased bending, a catching or locking sensation, swelling in the knee joint, and tenderness when twisting the knee while it's planted on the ground.

Ligament Strain/Tear:

  • Ligament strains or tears occur due to trauma or a specific incident, often accompanied by pain and a popping sensation.
  • While specific tests can determine ligament laxity, an MRI is the most accurate diagnostic tool.
  • Starting with a Physical Therapist can help you determine the best course of action based on the extent and location of the ligament injury and your individual goals.


  • Tendonitis or tendonosis pain is localized around the patella tendon (below the kneecap) or the quad tendon (above the kneecap).
  • Tendonosis pain is caused by weakness in the tendon, which cannot withstand the stress placed upon it.
  • The most effective long-term treatment for tendon pain involves adding resistance and load to the tendon to promote its growth. While manual techniques provide short-term pain relief, active rehabilitation is key for optimal results.

Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome:

  • This syndrome refers to pain beneath or around the kneecap.
  • It occurs due to excessive movement and poor tracking of the kneecap.
  • Poor quad strength and lack of hip control contribute to this condition.
  • Improving hip mechanics and strengthening the hip and thigh muscles yield excellent long-term outcomes, allowing you to return to high levels of activity without pain.

While these are some of the most commonly observed causes of knee pain, they do not encompass all possibilities. Various structures and tissues can be affected by breakdown, trauma, or shearing. To identify the root cause of your knee pain and embark on your healing journey, schedule a consultation with Corrective Physical Therapy today.