Contemplating surgery for your knee pain? A recent medical study suggests you may avoid going under the knife with Physical Therapy treatment…
Are you experiencing knee pain limiting your exercise routine? Considering surgery because of a meniscus tear or arthritis? You may be able to avoid going under the knife.
A recent study has concluded that conservative Physical Therapy treatment is as effective as surgical intervention for pain and function at 6- and 12-month follow-up.
Although surgery is sometimes necessary, it can be costly and often includes a long, uncomfortable recovery period. This study suggests that it is worth seeking a comprehensive physical therapy program to alleviate your pain first.
What should you expect from your physical therapist:
- Treatment to address pain and swelling.
- Concentric and eccentric strengthening exercises.
- Stretches and hands-on therapy to correct muscle length restrictions.
- Aerobic activity (ex. bike, treadmill, etc.).
- Balance and proprioception exercises.
- Functional activity modifications and training.
Contact your physical therapist today to begin your recovery today.
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