Limited Knee Motion
Limited motion is due to swelling of the joint, scar tissue, or a bony or cartilage abnormality that blocks the normal motion of the knee. Limited motion is unhealthy for the joint; the force is concentrated on a small area of the joint rather than the full joint surface. The unaligned automobile wears the tires out more rapidly and the limited motion joint wears out the bearing surface.
A careful diagnosis to determine what is causing the limited motion is important. Efforts to regain range of include physical therapy treatments such as stretching, soft tissue massage, and. Obtaining a full range of motion is an important goal for all joint treatments.
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