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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