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Does physical therapy help treat knee pain?

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy
Yes. Physical therapists are trained to help people with painful conditions throughout the body. We do so by not only understanding the anatomy involved but also how movement stresses different tissues. For instance a flat (pronated) foot can cause the lower leg bone (tibia) to rotate inward, thus creating twisting in the knee joint. Physical therapists understand how this translates into knee pain and what to do to correct it.

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