Physical & Occupational Therapy for Knee Pain in South Plainfield, NJ
Established at the peak of Middlesex County, South Plainfield houses just under 25,000 residents along with countless neighborhood restaurants and a flourishing downtown district. Built around the celebrated Spring Lake, South Plainfield holds a great number of local events from the adored Summer orchestra under the gazebo to the annual tree lighting during the holidays. With an increasing population every year, the small town is looking at decades to come packed with social events, kid-friendly attractions, and family fun for all ages.
AmeriCare Physical Therapy has treated numerous South Plainfield residents who have experienced painful knee discomfort over the past years. South Plainfield patients with painful conditions can return to their daily activities at any one of AmeriCare’s four conveniently located nearby offices. Conditions that we treat for knee pain include:
Quadriceps Muscle Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear
Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Tear
Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Tears
Anterior Knee Pain
Patello-femoral Pain (Commonly Called Chondromalacia Patella)
Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)
Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBS)
AmeriCare Physical Therapy now provides telemedicine services for our patient’s convenience. Utilizing the most innovative technologies we can connect with our patients using high-definition video and audio in HIPAA-compliant visits, from the convenience of your smart phone or mobile devices.
What Causes A Torn ACL & How Can I Ease the Pain?
Knee pain can be caused by several reasons, with most cases due to wear and tear from the natural aging process. In other cases, knee discomfort could be caused by previous injury or repeated stress possibly from athletic, work-related tasks or everyday activities. Knee pain affects people of all ages as almost 19% of the population experiences some knee discomfort in the U.S. during their lifetime. The physical therapists at AmeriCare are experienced when it comes to working with knee patients. Usually, the result of a more critical injury, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears are caused by an improper pivoting maneuver that occurs after an incorrect landing from a jump or fall. An ACL tear is an injury is more common with athletes. Fortunately, with present-day knee surgeries, the tear can be overcome after reconstruction surgery followed by physical therapy.
The principal recommendation when treating a torn ACL is surgery. Doctors insert a small sponge in between the tear and stitch up the torn edges for a quick recovery. Surgical treatment for these ligament tears must be followed up with weeks of physical therapy. The main goal of our Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear treatment includes:
Improve the ability to bear weight/stand on the leg(s)
Decrease Risk of Recurrence
Improve Muscle Strength and Power
Increase Oxygen to Tissues
Decrease Postoperative Complications
Improve Range of Motion
Self-care of Symptoms
Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
Improve Wound Healing
We understand that all patients are unique and react differently to levels of discomfort during recovery. That is why we modify treatment activities to best suit the patient’s needs whether it be avoiding strenuous activities or simply move at a slower pace during their physical therapy recovery.
What Treatments Are Available for a Torn ACL?
For our South Plainfield residents, the AmeriCare team of licensed physical therapists will be there every step of the way to ensure that you have everything you need. Every patient requires a specially tailored treatment plan. Depending on how severe or mild an ACL tear is, we may recommend a number of the following treatment programs we offer:
Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
Gait or Walking Training
Knee Active Range of Motion
Knee Passive Range of Motion
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation
Soft Tissue Mobilization
The AmeriCare team offers the highest quality treatment and care with our personalized treatment plans for your unique case. Our licensed physical therapists use evidence-based methods and cutting-edge techniques to help patients regain as much function and mobility as possible.
How AmeriCare Can Help South Plainfield Patients on The Road to Recovery
AmeriCare Physical Therapy allows patients to have the correct rehabilitation programs tailored to their needs by some of the most trusted occupational and physical therapists in New Jersey state. The team at AmeriCare looks forward to serving you during your time as a patient. Patients living in South Plainfield can connect with our Piscataway office – as well as our 3 other nearby clinics – by dialing (732) 204-0678 today.