Ace Your Game Without Knee Pain: Expert Advice Inside!


Struggling with knee pain but not willing to give up your favorite sports like pickleball and tennis? You’re in the right place! At Manual Medicine Spine & Sports Physical Therapy, we understand your passion for staying active, and we’re here to ensure knee pain doesn’t hold you back. Let’s dive into some of your most pressing questions:

Knee Pain Q&A

Q: How can I maintain my active lifestyle with knee pain from sports like pickle ball and tennis?

A: Fantastic question! Knee pain shouldn't force you to the sidelines. Here's a game plan to keep you active:

  • Optimize Your Technique: Minor tweaks in how you play can significantly reduce knee stress. A coaching session could be invaluable to refine your technique.
  • Cross-Training: Incorporate low-impact activities such as cycling or swimming into your routine to keep fit while easing the load on your knees.
  • Recovery Time: Rest is just as crucial as activity. Allowing adequate downtime between activities is essential for knee health.
  • Supportive Gear: Consider using knee braces or compression sleeves for additional support during activities, particularly if you have a history of knee injuries.
  • Regular Check-Ins: Consistent visits with your physical therapist can ensure your knees remain in top condition, supporting a pain-free active lifestyle.

Q: What are the best exercises to strengthen my knees for tennis and pickle ball?

A: Strengthening your knees is pivotal for any racquet sport. Focus on exercises that bolster the muscles around your knees:

  • Leg Presses: These target your quadriceps and hamstrings, providing stability to your knees.
  • Straight Leg Raises: Ideal for reinforcing the front thigh muscles without putting pressure on your knee.
  • Step-Ups: A fantastic way to engage your quads and glutes, mimicking the motion of stair climbing which is beneficial for tennis and pickle ball movements.

Q: Can physical therapy really help me manage my knee pain?

A: Absolutely! Physical therapy is more than just a treatment; it's a transformative approach to managing knee pain. Through a combination of targeted exercises, manual therapy, and personalized care plans, physical therapy can:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Increase strength and flexibility
  • Improve mobility and function
  • Prevent future injuries

Don't let knee pain keep you out of the game you love. With the right strategies and expert care from Manual Medicine Spine & Sports Physical Therapy, you can continue to enjoy pickle ball, tennis, and any other activities that bring you joy. Ready to take the next step towards a pain-free, active lifestyle?

Consider speaking to a specialist in my clinic by booking a free discovery visit HERE. We’ll ask you what’s been going on and see if we would be a good fit to help you. If you are we'll craft a personalized plan to keep you moving without pain.



Trupti Mehta, PT, MS, OCS

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