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Knee Pain

End the Struggle with Knee Pain! Reclaim Your Life Today!

Knee pain is an all-too-common complaint, often attributed to physical activity or dismissed as the natural result of wear and tear. Many hope that a period of rest will magically make it vanish, only to be left perplexed as the discomfort persists.

You may have consulted with a medical practitioner who prescribed pain medications for what they labeled ‘knee inflammation,’ or you may have received a cortisone injection. Yet, the pain returns, and this time, it’s even more unrelenting. If this story sounds familiar, rest assured you’re not alone, and there’s a path toward a more enduring solution.

The standard medical approach often involves a steroid injection and rest. You’re advised to return in six weeks if there’s no improvement. However, after six weeks, the pain may worsen, leading to a repeat visit to the same doctor for another injection, which merely temporarily alleviates the underlying issue.

  1. You may be feeling perplexed now, as you’ve received conflicting advice from various sources. Perhaps you’ve been advised to “rest” due to worsened discomfort or given a multitude of different exercises to try.
  2. The lack of clear guidance in your treatment can be mentally and physically frustrating, adding to your stress because you’re still searching for solutions.

  • Precise Assessment & Tailored Exercise Protocol:

    • Swiftly identify the root cause of your issue.
    • Develop a personalized exercise plan to target your specific concerns.
  • Reducing the Pain Burden:

    • Recognize the emotional and physical impact of pain on your well-being.
    • We prioritize your care, helping you regain energy and vitality.
  • Corrective Healing Approach:

    • Ensure your problem is properly corrected and healed.
    • Utilize appropriate exercises and hands-on treatment for your recovery.
  • Surgery and Medication Avoidance:

    • Our goal is to help you steer clear of surgery.
    • Minimize reliance on pain medication and return to pain-free activities you love.
  • Educational Empowerment:

    • We provide education on proper walking, standing, and movement techniques.
    • Build confidence in performing everyday activities without fearing joint stress.
  • Life Transformation:

    • Ultimately, our mission is to transform your life for the better.

If you’re experiencing knee problems, such as pain or discomfort, it’s common to attribute it to the natural consequences of exercise, mere wear and tear, or the belief that it’ll resolve itself over time.

You might find it challenging to pinpoint the exact cause of your persistent knee pain, and it may not be improving as you’d hoped.

If this situation sounds familiar, you’re not alone. We encounter these concerns frequently, especially at our Chelsea Manhattan and Williamsburg facilities, where knee pain is a prevalent issue.

When living with knee pain, everyone has burning questions:

  • ‘Why is this happening to me?’
  • ‘Why is my knee pain worsening even after six months of coping with it?’

Many individuals assume knee pain will fade away on its own, like magic. However, six months down the line, the discomfort persists and, in some cases, worsens from its initial state.

    1. Seek Expert Help: The first step is to make a conscious decision to seek assistance. Many individuals rest for weeks, hoping their pain will miraculously disappear over time, only to find themselves still struggling six months later, often with worsening pain and swelling.

    2. Targeted Rehabilitation: The next crucial step is engaging in the right exercises. Properly prescribed, progressive exercises provided by our Physical Therapists can significantly alleviate knee pain, restore your mobility, and prevent future issues.

    3. Optimize Posture: Avoid prolonged periods of sitting in awkward positions. Our bodies weren’t designed for extended periods of screen time. Sitting in awkward positions places undue stress on your knees. To counter this, we offer strengthening exercises and hands-on treatment to improve your posture and keep you active and healthy.

    4. Hands-On Therapy: Our Physical Therapy team is experienced in helping people with knee pain. It’s one of the most common issues we address. Whether your knee pain impacts your job, exercise routines, or quality time with loved ones, Physical Therapy can swiftly restore your active lifestyle.

    If you’re curious about how Vital Rehab & Performance PT, can help you lead a life with less knee pain, we invite you to begin with a free, no-obligation discovery session.

  1. This discovery session is designed for those who may be skeptical about Physical Therapy or uncertain about its benefits. If that sounds like you, starting with a discovery session allows us to determine the issue and potential solutions without any financial risk on your part.”


The conventional form of treatment in the medical community today is a steroid injection and rest. Doctor will tell you “come back in 6 weeks if it is not better”. The 6 weeks go by and the pain is now worse, you go back to see the same doctor only to get another injection which will only mask the root cause of your problem.

  1. You are most likely confused at this point because you’ve been told different things, by different people. Maybe you’ve been told to “rest” because walking makes it worse or you’ve been told to do “this exercise” or “that exercise” to make it better.
  2. There is no direction in your treatment and you are frustrated mentally, physically, causing more stress because nobody is giving you answers to your solution.
  • We can quickly assess the root cause of your problem and develop an exercise protocol to specifically address your areas of concern 
  • Pain can cause an emotional and physical burden on your health – We can help you love with more energy each day by treating you the way you deserve to be treated.
  • We will make sure that your problem is corrected and healed properly by providing you with appropriate exercises and hands on treatment 
  • We will help you avoid surgery, stop taking pain pills, and get back to doing what you love again pain free!
  • We will educate you on proper walking, standing, and movement patterns and build confidence in doing simple activities without fear of increased stress to the joint. 
  • Basically, we will transform your life!
  1. If you have knee problems, they’re painful or they ache – it’s very easy to think that it’s “just something that comes with exercise”, it’s just “wear and tear”, or that it’s nothing and it’ll go away on its own.

    You can’t quite point your finger on why you’re feeling the pain in your knees – but it doesn’t seem to be getting any better!

    If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone – we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, knee pain is one of the most common problems that we see at our facilities in Chelsea Manhattan and Williamsburg.

    When it comes to living with knee pain, everybody we see wants to know the answers to these questions:

    “Why is This Happening to Me?”… or, “Why am I still suffering with Knee pain that keeps getting worse after dealing with it for 6 months – sometimes more?”… Most people think that when they have knee pain, it’ll eventually “wear off” and go away on it’s own. That they’ll wake up one morning and like “magic”, knee pain will be gone… But then 6 months later you’re still living with the discomfort – often even worse than it was when it started.

  1. Well, here’s 4 things you can do:

    1. First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many people rest for weeks, hoping that the pain will ‘just go away with time’, but then 6 months down the line they’re still dealing with it, and nothing’s changed… Or the pain and swelling gets worse
    2. Next, do the RIGHT exercises – one of the best things to help you ease your knee pain is to do the right series of progressed exercises – the correct exercises given to you at the correct time by a Physical Therapist will help reduce pain, and allow you to move freely again and make sure that the problems don’t come back any time soon.
    3. Avoid sitting in awkward positions – the truth is, you and I were not designed to sit for long periods of time starring at a computer screen or phone. When you sit and bend your knees, you’re putting your knees in awkward, un-natural positions – which knees aren’t built to be in for too long. It would be beneficial if you were given appropriate strengthening exercises for better posture, combined with hands-on treatment, designed to keep you active and healthy as quickly as possible.
    4. Get real, “hands-on” treatments – Physical Therapy is proven to help people with knee pain. In fact at Fit Club it’s one of the most common issues we see our clients living with. If your knee pain is affecting your job, if it stops you from attending exercise classes, or if it threatens your independence and gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends – Physical Therapy can help get you back to living the active life you deserve as quickly as possible.

    If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Fit Club (Clinics in Chelsea Manhattan and Williamsburg Brooklyn) can help you live with less knee pain – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free discovery visit at one of our clinics.

    This Discovery visit is something that we offer to people who are very cautious or sceptical about Physical Therapy; unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a discovery session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.