Knee Surgery

October 1, 2020

Recover from Knee Surgery with Effective Physical Therapy


Knee Surgery is More Common Than You Think

Our knees do more than we give them credit for. From helping us walk, sit, and move around, we definitely notice when something is amiss. According to the Mayo Clinic, 4.7 million Americans had some kind of knee implant in 2014. This includes men and women of all ages who have also experienced the same chronic knee pain that you’re living with.

Whether you need a knee replacement, or you need to correct a knee injury, surgery can come with a long recovery time. That’s where Country Roads Physical Therapy comes in! We offer a range of treatments to help you gain strength back into your knees and body, allowing you to make the most out of recovery.

With five convenient locations throughout West Virginia, Country Roads is available to help you recover. We also offer treatments for pre-surgery, whether you are holding off or are recovering from a treatable knee injury. Call us today or ask your doctor for a referral to our clinic. Our team is excited to meet you and help alleviate your chronic pains.


Have You Experienced a Knee Injury? Call Country Roads Physical Therapy

Knee injuries can happen when you least expect it. Falls, sports, and simple aging can have a negative impact on knees and joints, sending you into days, weeks, or even years of severe pain. This pain can put a stop to your life, causing you to quit your favorite hobbies and also negatively impacting your quality of life.

Let this pain end by seeking out effective physical therapy treatments. You may hear that your friend or family member found no relief in therapy, but all knees are different! At Country Roads, we listen closely about your pains and concerns, and work with you to develop an appropriate treatment plan. If at any point this treatment no longer works or you aren’t comfortable, we will revisit the plan and try something new.

Physical therapy can be beneficial both pre- and post-surgery. If you cannot find relief in any form of therapy or exercise, surgery may be the option to correct the pain. Once you recover, physical therapy may be what you need to regain strength and retrain the knee and any other affected areas.


Therapy Techniques to Treat Knee Injury and Chronic Pain

Country Roads Physical Therapy offers a range of treatments to combat knee pain. Our physical therapists understand that everyone is different, and many do not benefit from the same treatments. Some of our therapies include:

Manual Therapy: Includes soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release therapy, muscle energy techniques, muscle re-education, and therapeutic exercise

Astym® Therapy: Therapists use special tools to promote healing over the pained or injured areas

Dry Needling: Used with other treatments to deactivate myofascial trigger points and reduce pain

Aquatic Therapy: Relieves pressure from your knees and joints while strengthening them in the water

Balance Therapy: Gain independence while strengthening the body before or after surgery

Chronic Pain Therapy: Learn to manage chronic pain with exercise and therapy while increasing quality of life before or after surgery

No matter the treatment you choose, your physical therapist will be there to help you every step of the way. We do our best to make sure you see the same therapist each visit, allowing you to connect and work together towards recovery.


Signs You May Need Knee Surgery

Knee and other joint pain can affect anyone at any age. Whether you are older and suffer from osteoporosis, or are a teenager playing sports, you may just as well fall victim to a painful knee injury that results in surgery. Some common signs may include, but are not limited to:

Severe or chronic knee pain

Inflammation or swelling that doesn’t go away

Pain relievers do not help the pain

Your knee or leg bows

You cannot walk without the help of a cane, walker, or other aid

While these may be indicators that it is time for knee surgery or possibly a replacement, there are always other options that can first treat or even rid your joints of pain. We understand that surgery is a scary topic for many, but be sure to consult with your doctor if you experience chronic knee pain to explore your options. If they recommend physical therapy, call us at Country Roads. Our physical therapists and staff are here to help you get back on your feet.


To learn more about physical therapy before or after knee surgery, call your preferred Country Roads Physical Therapy location. For any future updates, like and follow us on Facebook, and keep up with our blog.


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