Hip, Knee and Foot

Hip pain

When you walk, run and move, your hip, back, knee, and ankle work together to allow you to move fluidly and accurately. When one of these joints and the associated muscle groups that make them move are not working properly, pain can occur in different areas of the body. Hip pain can leave you with very limited movement and make walking painful. This pain may radiate to the back, groin, buttock, thigh, and down the leg.

Our experienced physical therapists at PROCare Physical Therapy, understand the complexities of hip movement and function. We examine your walking, movement, range of motion, strength and coordination. Our extensive evaluations enable our therapists to pinpoint the source of your pain and to use and develop a series of manual therapies and exercises to reduce your pain and restore normal function. Call us today to learn how we can help you to get better, faster!

Knee pain

Knee pain is a very common condition affecting millions of Americans. Many people experience knee pain as a result of knee arthritis or sports injuries. At PROCare Physical Therapy, we work closely with you to evaluate the mechanics of your knees and the relationship to your physical condition and performance. Limitations in movement and strength both around the knee and above it, can dramatically affect the way your knee functions, causing increased pressure and pain. Physical therapy restores the normal movement, strength and coordination and can help you quickly relieve pain and get back to normal activities.

We help patients of all ages recover from knee surgery and also prevent surgery if possible. If you had knee surgery, including total knee replacement, come in for treatments for a proper recovery that will get you back to peak performance quickly. Call us today or click Make Appointment to learn how we can relieve your knee pain and help you to get better, faster!

Foot Pain

The foot and ankle are amazingly complex structures that take a huge amount of force with every step that you take. Following injuries or with age, ligaments and other structures in the foot can change, resulting in improper or aggravated forces on the foot and ankle. With ill-fitted shoes and residual effects from prior injuries, pain can occur. Common problems include flat feet, poor stability, lack of mobility due to arthritis, or lack of strength and flexibility in the stabilizing muscles.

The ankle and foot is made up of 28 bones including the lower leg (tibia and fibula). The foot should actually be a flexible arch that opens slightly when bending the ankle and closes when extending it. If this does not occur properly or the mechanics of the joint are not in good alignment, increased painful pressure occurs.

Just like the complexities of the hand, the foot and ankle is a very complex structure that can affect the function of your knee, hip, back and even posture. With ankle and foot pain, there is a lot that needs to be evaluated first before deciding on the appropriate treatment.

At PROCare Physical Therapy, our experienced physical therapists have years of training in evaluating the movement of your foot, ankle and legs. We perform an analysis of your foot and ankle joints as well as the muscles and ligaments in your legs. Furthermore, we analyze your walking and running patterns to determine the root cause of your foot or ankle pain so it can be treated quickly and effectively.

Trust us to help you relieve your pain quickly and restore your normal walking/ running activities and all the activities you enjoy. Call us today to learn more about our ankle and foot pain program and let us help you to get better, faster.

Some hip, knee and foot pain conditions we treat:

  • Hip arthritis
  • Knee arthritis
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Hip, knee, leg, and ankle pain
  • Sciatica (leg pain arising from the low back)
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Total hip replacement, Total knee replacement rehab
  • Post-surgery recovery and rehab
  • Meniscus tears and post-operative repair
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Difficulty walking / poor balance
  • Ankle sprains/strains
  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Collapsed arches (flat feet)
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arthritis
  • Post-fracture rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation

Balance and Vestibular Conditions

PROCare Physical Therapists are trained to work with all degrees of balance and vestibular conditions. Through the use of manual therapy, neuro-education, and basic re-training of the body, we can help to improve balance issues across all ages. Addressing balance and vestibular conditions early can be extremely helpful and can prevent falls and more severe injury.

Vestibular and Balance Training can help with:

  • Balance and spacial disorientation
  • Vertigo and general dizziness
  • Trouble focusing and light sensitivity for the eyes
  • Hearing loss or disoriented hearing
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Headaches

“I really enjoyed getting vestibular rehab support from PROCare Physical Therapy.  As a senior, I know the statistics that show how likely we are at this age to suffer a bad fall – and how debilitating these falls can be to our overall health! By teaching me exercises that would help me equalize my strength on both sides of my body, I was able to improve my balance – thus reducing the chance I will fall in the near future. I also loved how this vestibular therapy was covered at 100% by my Medicare and Supplementary Insurance. Thank you PROCare!Thora (Patient at the Greenfield Clinic)