Physical therapy and dislocation of the knee

The most common type of dislocation is the dislocation of the kneecap. It occurs when the patella is out of its normal position at the end of the humerus. It moves out of the groove at the knee joint. The kneecap dislocation may be caused by trauma, sudden jerks or other medical conditions like arthritis or osteoporosis. If you’re in the area, visit the best San Diego Physical Therapy Clinic.

Symptoms of Kneecap Dislocation

A knee cap dislocation can be characterized by unbearable pain in the knees and deformities of your knee joint caps. A knee joint dislocation occurs always in the direction of the outside and never in the inner direction. After some time, you may notice swelling and discoloration in the knee area. If the injury has not been treated properly, then bruising could also be seen.

The following are the symptoms of a dislocated kneecap:

  • Disbalance gait
  • Inability to balance your body correctly
  • Popping sounds in the knee
  • Inability of straightening the neck and knee
  • The knee joint may experience swelling, pain bruising, and discoloration.

It is not a good idea to mix a kneecap and knee dislocation. A knee dislocation causes the thigh bone, shinbone and thigh bone to lose contact. However, a kneecap displacement results in the kneecap slipping out of its groove.

A subluxation is a condition where your knee is unstable. It can result in complete dislocation of the knee cap. We can help! Visit the #1 Rancho Fanta Fe Physical Therapy Clinic.

How can physical therapy help you?

You should immediately rest after your kneecap has been dislocated. Ice the affected area, elevate it, and compress to reduce swelling. You can refer to a physical therapist to help you with your injury after you have followed these steps. A physical therapist will brace the knee and help strengthen the muscles, ligaments, and tendons around the joint to prevent future kneecap dislocations. The physical therapist will also help you to improve your knee joint flexibility and range. Your physical therapist will advise you to follow your instructions. If your kneecap is dislocated repeatedly, surgery may be necessary. You must also ensure that your physical therapy sessions are properly attended.