Knee Pain Specialists In Scottsdale, AZ

We Help People Living with Knee Pain Get Back to Doing What They Love WITHOUT Painkillers Or Surgery.


Are You Frustrated by Ineffective Treatments That Don’t Last?

Knee pain can put a serious wedge into your normal life, and that’s beyond frustrating. The good news is that you’re not alone, and lots of people will struggle with knee pain at some point in their life. But that doesn’t make it any easier to live with, and you probably just want to know what’s causing your knee pain, and what you can do about it.

By now you’ve probably tried lots of different things for your knee pain like stretching, foam rolling, visiting your chiropractor, and potentially some general exercises advertising to solve your pain. The problem with many of these avenues is that they can lead to a cycle of short-term relief, frustration, and disappointment.

But don’t worry, you can get lasting relief for your knee pain and take back the active lifestyle that you enjoy with the right help.

Introduction: Knee Pain Basics & How Our Specialists Can Help

Knee pain is exceptionally common for people of all ages, yet it can seriously affect your day-to-day life and stop you from enjoying your favorite activities like sports or family time. This usually looks like constantly adjusting your knee to get comfortable, gritting through long car or airplane rides, and avoiding invitations to go out and be active – is this ringing a bell for you?

While your knee pain may only show up at your knee, it can be due to a combination of different problems in different places that ultimately lead to the pain that you feel. Because knee pain can be complicated in this way, knowing how to address each of the contributing problems is the best way to get relief and make long-term progress with your knee pain.

The Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) in Scottsdale is your one-stop-shop for knee pain that helps you reach your goals on your schedule, making your path to recovery clear again. That means less pain in your daily routine, fewer missed events, and more enjoyment in your daily life.

Understanding Your Knee Pain: Common Causes

Whether you’re living with annoying aches or seriously distracting pain, your knee pain should be taken seriously and addressed quickly. While there are many different potential causes of knee pain, a few stand out as the most common that we see and help our patients with at The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale.

Tendinitis is especially common and can happen in many areas around your knee, most often due to repetitive or strenuous activities like running or squatting. Identifying which tendons are irritated is the first step in helping your tendons heal.

Muscle Strains can come on immediately after an intense squat, kick or stretch and can cause serious pain. Similar to tendinitis, knowing which muscles are affected is essential to knowing which treatments are going to help or hinder your recovery.

Ligament Sprains most often happen during sudden overstretching of ligaments such as your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) or medial collateral ligament (MCL). Larger ligament sprains may require medical treatment, but most sprains can fully heal with physical therapy.

Arthritis is especially common for older adults with knee pain, but can also be an issue for younger people with demanding jobs or sports. Starting a plan for arthritis early is one of the best things you can do to slow down progression and get relief.

Muscle Imbalances are a regular challenge for runners, but are also common for anyone doing repetitive activities with their knees. With muscle imbalances, certain areas in your knee can take more stress than they’re supposed to, your alignment of your kneecap can change, and certain muscles can become too tight.

Body Mechanics are an often forgotten but seriously important contributor to knee pain. Ever heard the phrase “lift with your legs, not your back”? Well, it can be easy to take this saying too far and actually put too much stress on your knees during lifting.

Regardless of the exact cause of your knee pain, your recovery should start with exceptional, personalized care from knee pain specialists.

Lasting Knee Pain Solutions from Specialists in Scottsdale: Our Approach

Living with knee pain can make every day a struggle, which can lead to a frustrating routine of pain, avoidance, and disappointment. But with the right guidance and support, you can start on your path to lasting recovery and get measurable relief from your knee pain more easily than ever before.

The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale AZ are a team of leading knee pain experts with specialized experience helping people recover from their knee pain through innovative techniques, including:

Personalized and Evidence-Based Care

Are you wary of one-size-fits-none treatments that aren’t built for you and dismissive doctors who don’t listen to your full story? We believe that your recovery should be designed for you and no one else, and every treatment used in your care plan should be backed by science. With time-tested and reliable treatments, our clients get results and relief faster!

The PHIX Approach

Your knee pain recovery plan will start with a comprehensive assessment that looks at your body as a system, not just isolated parts. By starting with a thorough exam and basing your plan off of the best available medical research, you can figure out the root cause of your knee pain and quickly learn the best ways to feel better, get stronger, and become pain-free again.

Shockwave Therapy

Your body’s natural healing process can be enhanced with the help of new technology like shockwave therapy, an FDA-cleared treatment that boosts your metabolism, improves circulation, and speeds up healing using specialized energy waves. When combined with evidence-based knee pain physical therapy, shockwave therapy is a next-level solution for your recovery.

As trusted and highly experienced specialists, our team of physical therapists has expert knowledge in strengthening, sports, and even martial arts, to help you get back to doing what your knee pain is holding you back from more smoothly.

Interested in how we help our clients every day? Check out what our patients have to say about working with DPT in Scottsdale!

Client Testimonials

Katherine, Early 40’s

“I’m now happy to say that I’m pain free. I have no more shooting pain. I can get up in the morning, and I’m not stiff and uncomfortable. And I can do all my activities and keep up with my kids which is important.”

Doug, Late 40’s

“The balance that this has created is phenomenal. The Change in sleeping behaviors. The release that when I am in pain I can do stuff. We’ve traveled through Switzerland, through Italy in may. And that was one of my goals, I wanted to be able to walk around Italy with my wife for her 50th birthday…”

Teri, Late 40’s

“Living pain free really makes me feel like I’m not going to… like i have quality if life to live! Like I think I had reached a point in my life and thought, ‘Okay, maybe… maybe this is it. Maybe I just start aging now.’ And I feel really good, which I haven’t felt in a long time.”

Become Active and Pain-Free Again

Leaving your knee pain in the past starts with you taking the first step toward your recovery. By reaching out to the experts at DPT and finally getting help from the right team of knee pain specialists, you can see the path to your success more easily, learn what needs to be done, and get the long-term relief that you’ve been hoping for.

One of the most important factors in your success at DPT is that our team of experts doesn’t use treatments that don’t work for our clients. To help you get real results, we provide dynamic treatments that adapt to your needs each day, paving the way for your progress with treatment and any roadblocks that come up along the way.

Having knee pain is normal, but living with stubborn knee pain isn’t. If you’re ready to get immediate relief for your knee pain and kickstart your recovery with the help of experts you can trust – we’ll be ready for you at DPT!


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