Physical Therapy in Nutley, NJ
Have you recently had total knee replacement and need high-quality physical therapy in the Nutley, New Jersey area? Look no further than the team at Pro Staff Physical Therapy. We have a convenient location in town. Our team is ready to help you meet your needs.
Total knee replacements have come a long way where recovery from surgery is concerned. At Pro Staff Physical Therapy, we work with all ages and types of knee replacement patients. Whether you are looking for help to get stronger before surgery or return to your favorite activities after surgery, we are here to help. We understand that each patient will have unique movement goals and want to ensure that your treatment addresses all your needs. No matter where you are with your knee replacement, we have a team that can help.
What Causes the Need for a Knee Replacement?
Knee replacements are most commonly required due to degeneration of the knee joint. This may be due to bone issues like osteoarthritis or previous trauma to ligaments, such as an ACL tear.
Knee replacements involve removing the damaged bone and replacing it with prosthetic parts. This allows the knee to regain mobility, strength, and overall function. Total knee replacements can happen at any stage of life. To ensure a faster recovery, all the surrounding knee and hip muscles must be as strong as possible before surgery.
There are a few different approaches to total knee replacement. Each will affect specific muscles that may become weak after surgery. Therefore, working with your surgeon and physical therapist will ensure you get the right pre-and post-surgical care for your new knee.
Common Symptoms of Knee Arthritis
- Pain along the front and back of the knee
- Decreased flexion and extension of the knee
- Difficulty walking or standing secondary to pain
- Deep ache within the joint
- Pain and stiffness first thing in the morning
Treatment for a Total Knee Replacement
After a total knee replacement, physical therapy first involves maintaining mobility and allowing the new joint to heal. This process is different for each knee, so it is essential to talk with your medical team to stay informed on your healing timeline.
As the new knee regains mobility, it will be important to strengthen all the muscles around the knee and hip. Your physical therapist will work with you through each stage of healing to ensure you are getting the proper exercises to get as much function as possible out of your new knee.
The physical therapists at Pro Staff Physical Therapy are experts in treating all variations of total knee replacements and will help you get back to normal as soon as possible. As your strength progresses, your physical therapist will work with you to return to your favorite movement activities that you may have not been able to do before surgery. This will involve coming up with specific exercises to fit your movement goals.
How long will it take for me to get better?
Every knee has a different history and, therefore, differs regarding recovery. Your healthcare team will work with you throughout the process to ensure you recover as quickly as possible. We will help you work on strengthening and maintaining mobility before surgery to speed up the recovery process.
Get Started Today
If you have had or are going to have a knee replacement and live in the Nutley, New Jersey, area, check out the Nutley office of Pro Staff Physical Therapy today. A new joint involves specific care, and we want to help you reach all your movement goals. Contact our office at 973-661-1207 to schedule an appointment today.