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.

You can read the full article by clicking the link below.

Surgery versus Physical Therapy for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis