Zenith Performance Physical Therapy

Hip/Knee Pain in Long Beach

Conquering Hip and Knee Pain in Long Beach

Living with constant hip or knee pain makes everything harder. Getting up and down the stairs. Going for a jog. Just getting through your workday comfortably. You start questioning the activities you love. Over time, the pain wears on both your body and mind. But with the right help, relief is possible – no matter your age or activity level. At Zenith Performance Physical Therapy Physical Therapy in Long Beach, our expert physical therapists specialize in treating hip and knee pain. With hands-on manual therapy, customized exercise programs, and gait retraining, we can help reduce your discomfort and improve mobility in your hip, knee, and entire lower body.

Who Can Benefit from Hip and Knee Pain Sessions?

Our focus is helping active adults ages 18-55 find relief from hip and knee pain caused by:

  • Sports injuries and overuse
  • Arthritis
  • Falling or trauma
  • Muscle imbalances
  • Poor movement patterns

Whether you’re an athlete looking to return to your sport pain-free or someone who simply wants to walk, work, or play without discomfort or limitations, our experienced physical therapists are here to help you feel like yourself again through every step of the recovery process.

An Expert Approach to Relieving Hip and Knee Pain in Long Beach

Hip and knee pain affects over 30 million Americans each year. Issues like osteoarthritis, sprains, strains, bursitis, and tendonitis are common culprits that can make everyday actions difficult. The good news is physical therapists are movement experts who can accurately pinpoint the root cause of your hip or knee pain based on your health history and a thorough evaluation. We then create a customized treatment plan aimed at:

1. Pain Reduction and Improved Movement
Using hands-on techniques like joint mobilizations and modalities like heat/ice packs, we can effectively manage pain and inflammation levels – helping decrease discomfort while promoting better mobility and function.

2. Strength and Flexibility Restoration
Weak, tight muscles can strain your hip and knee joints. We identify problem areas and prescribe targeted stretching and strengthening exercises to bring balance back to your joints and surrounding tissues. This improves stability, range of motion and movement quality.

3. Gait Re-education and Balance Training
Subtle changes in your walking pattern – from muscle imbalances to poor foot mechanics – can contribute to hip and knee pain over time. We perform in-depth gait analyses to catch issues early. Balance and coordination exercises also help reduce future injury risk.

4. Education and Activity Modification
Learning how to properly use and protect your body when working, exercising and doing daily tasks is key. Based on your unique needs, we provide recommendations on optimal posture, safe movement patterns, activity avoidance versus modification, and more to prevent future complications.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes pain from hip to knee?
Referred pain means pain originating in one area can radiate to other areas along nerve pathways. For example, hip joint, bursa, or muscle problems often cause pain felt in the thigh or inner knee. We help correctly trace your pain’s origin point for treatment.

When should I worry about hip and leg pain?
See your doctor if the pain persists for more than 2 weeks, causes severe limping, or you experience numbness/tingling. Also seek help if pain disrupts sleep or you notice swelling, redness, or warmth in the painful area which could indicate a more serious issue requiring prompt medical attention.

Should I keep walking with hip pain?
Attempt to avoid activities exacerbating significant hip pain. But maintaining normal movement within your tolerance helps nourish hip cartilage versus allowing stiffening. We customize exercise programs promoting mobility while avoiding further damage.

What are the red flags for hip pain?
Seek emergency care if you have hip pain combined with chest pain, difficulty breathing, fainting, fever, sudden inability to bear weight, or trauma like a fall – as these may indicate blood clots, infections, breaks, or other medical emergencies requiring urgent evaluation.

Zenith Performance Physical Therapy’s Experienced Physical Therapy Team

Our skilled clinicians include Dr. Hayden Almeida, a licensed physical therapist with years of experience treating various orthopedic and sports injuries from the weekend warrior to the elite college athlete. With advanced manual therapy certifications and a patient-first philosophy focused on uncovering the true root cause of your pain, we create customized treatment plans to help you bounce back – whether from an injury or a chronic issue like arthritis. From simple home exercises to hands-on therapy to advanced modalities like dry needling, we offer the latest evidence-based rehab techniques tailored to your unique needs. Our goal is simple – help you reduce pain, restore flexibility and strength, and return to the active lifestyle you enjoy.

Start Your Path to Pain-Free Movement Today

If hip or knee pain is limiting your mobility or quality of life, take the first step and give our friendly staff at Zenith Performance Physical Therapy Physical Therapy a call at 562-502-1767 to schedule a thorough evaluation with one of our specialists. We accept most major insurance plans and will verify your benefits before your first visit. Don’t let nagging hip or knee pain slow you down any longer – our proven approach helps patients find relief, regain function, and prevent future discomfort or arthritis progression. Ready to get back to pain-free movement? Call or book online today to request an appointment.

About The Author

Dr. Hayden Almeida puts patients at the forefront of their care. With years of experience, they guide individuals towards achieving their best selves. At Zenith Performance Physical Therapy in Long Beach, Dr. Hayden Almeida crafts individualized plans using cutting-edge techniques, empowering patients to overcome limitations and thrive.

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Nick Ramirez

I highly recommend Zenith Performance for any physical therapy needs. When I first started working with Hayden, I was broken. My achilles had been causing me debilitating pain for months, and I acquired a shoulder injury during a Crossfit workout. My body felt wrecked and I could not workout. I was feeling helpless. Hayden quickly identified my ailments and worked with me to cure them. Hayden put me back together again and made me whole. Thank you, Hayden! If you’re thinking about working with Zenith Performance, I suggest you go for it!

Tom Boellstorff

Hayden is the best. I’d never done PT before and Hayden transformed my life—I was able to recover from a sciatica and also a sprained ankle along the way. An incredible job listening and learning and creating custom exercise plans to get me to the place where I am 100% back and even more, working to strengthen to keep the problems from coming back. I can’t recommend highly enough!

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