Your knee is a relatively simple joint that is required to perform the complicated job of providing mobility while bearing considerable amounts of weight. While walking, your knees will bear up to three to five times your body weight. While climbing stairs, the force can increase to seven times the weight.
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A human knee sustains this force by a compact structure of bone and cartilage, supported by muscles and ligaments. When your knee is overstressed, these structures can break down and result in knee injury.
There is no quick cure for a knee injury, however, a physical therapist can help you restore maximum function, manage pain and prevent recurrent injuries. Your physical therapist will work on flexibility exercises and provide a home exercise program to continue the progress made during therapy.
Call (877) 56-REHAB to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist.