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Are you experiencing knee pain symptoms such as popping, clicking, bone-on-bone grinding, achiness, or sharp stabs? You're not alone in this journey. Knee pain affects nearly 25% of adults in the United States, causing discomfort, swelling, and chronic pain that can hinder everyday activities like childcare, walking, and exercise. Shockingly, recent statistics from The American Academy of Family Physicians indicate a 65% increase in diagnosed knee pain cases.

In a world where invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers are often the default solutions, it's crucial to explore the effective non-invasive options that are available. These alternative treatments provide relief without the associated risks of surgery.

Today, many doctors still recommend invasive surgeries and prescription painkillers rather than exploring non-invasive options. While those treatments are needed in some circumstances, there are alternative treatments available that can help you overcome knee pain without needing to go under the knife.

NJ Sports Spine and Wellness' advanced knee pain treatment in Eatontown, NJ gives men and women suffering from knee pain hope. Instead of relying on surgery, our team of doctors and physical therapists use non-invasive, highly effective treatments to help heal prevalent conditions such as:

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Arthritis

Soft tissue injury

ACL tears

MCL tears

Patella dislocation

Misalignment of the kneecap

Patella tendonitis

Jumper's knee

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Knee

With the right treatment,

many people can reduce their pain and improve their function, allowing them to return to normal daily activities. Plus, by taking preventative measures and seeking prompt care from our team, it's possible to reduce your risk of developing chronic knee pain and other painful knee conditions. If you've been searching for a non-invasive way to eliminate knee pain and get back to an active life, your journey to recovery starts here.

Let's take a closer look at some of the knee pain treatments available at NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, which all serve as great alternatives to knee replacement surgery.

Physical Therapy:

Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health with Conservative Care

The field of Physical Therapy (PT) aims to rehabilitate individuals who have experienced injury, illness, or disability by restoring their mobility and function. Physical therapists cater to patients of various ages and capabilities, ranging from young athletes to senior citizens, in order to help them surpass physical limitations and improve their standard of living with advanced knee pain treatment in Eatontown, NJ.

At NJ Sports Spine and Wellness, our physical therapy program was founded on a patient-centric philosophy, where physical therapists work closely with patients to get a deep understanding of their goals, preferences, and capabilities. In doing so, they can create a tailor-made treatment strategy to address their unique knee pain with the goal of avoiding a knee replacement. Treatment may involve exercises that are therapeutic in nature and can include:

  • Joint mobilizations
  • Soft tissue mobilization using cupping
  • Graston technique
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Stretching of associated muscle groups

Joint Mobilization for Knee Pain

This unique knee pain solution involves physical therapists using skilled manual therapy techniques to help improve your joint range of motion while simultaneously reducing your knee pain.

During joint mobilization, a physical therapist applies targeted pressures or forces to a joint in specific directions to improve its mobility. The intensity of the force applied can vary, and it is adjusted based on the patient's comfort level. Joint mobilization is generally pain-free.

STM

Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM)

Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual therapy technique that involves stretching and applying deep pressure to rigid muscle tissue. This helps to relax muscle tension and move fluids that are trapped in the tissues that cause pain and inflammation. This effective form of physical therapy is often used as an advanced knee pain treatment in Eatontown, NJ for treating knee strains, knee sprains, knee pain, and more.

Graston

The Graston Technique

The Graston Technique involves the use of handheld instruments to identify and break up scar tissue through specialized massage. During a Graston Technique session, physical therapists use convex and concave tools for cross-friction massage, which involves rubbing or brushing against the grain of the scar tissue. This process re-introduces small amounts of trauma to the affected area. In some cases, this process temporarily causes inflammation, which can actually boost the amount and rate of blood flow in the knee. This process helps initiate and promote the healing process so you can get back to a normal life.

Massage

Soft Tissue Massage

Soft tissue massage is a less intense form of massage than it's deep-tissue relative. Instead of focusing on slow and firm strokes to reach the deep layers of muscles and tissues, this massage technique uses a variety of pressures, depths, and durations. Soft tissue massage is helpful in alleviating different types of knee aches, pains, and injuries. Soft tissue massages can also help reduce stress, improve circulation, and promote relaxation.

Advanced Mechanics and Technology:

The Future of Knee Pain Therapy

While knee pain is a common symptom that affects millions of Americans every year, no two cases of knee pain are ever exactly alike. Some types of knee injuries require non-traditional solutions. At New Jersey Sports Spine and Wellness, we offer a range of treatments that leverage mechanics and technology to help patients recover from injuries while treating inflammation and pain as well as resolve the root cause of the pain.

AlterAlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill is equipped with NASA Differential Air Pressure (DAP) technology, which is a precise air calibration system that uses the user's actual body weight to enhance rehabilitation and training. By utilizing a pressurized air chamber, the AlterG allows patients and athletes to move without any pain or restrictions.

This advanced knee pain treatment in Eatontown, NJ uniformly reduces gravitational load and body weight up to 80% in precise 1% increments. The results can be incredible, with patients reporting benefits such as:

  • Restoring and building of knee strength
  • Restored range of motion in the knee
  • Better balance
  • Improved knee function
  • More

What Makes the AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill So Effective?

The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill can monitor various metrics such as speed, gait pattern, stride length, and weight distribution. With real-time feedback and video monitoring, your rehabilitation team can promptly and accurately identify issues and pain points or monitor your progress throughout your knee pain rehabilitation journey.

One of the key benefits of this cutting-edge equipment is that it replicates natural walking and movement patterns without the artificial feel that hydrotherapy or harnesses create. This makes it an excellent choice for faster recovery after knee injuries or surgeries, as it allows for early mobilization while also preserving strength. Furthermore, it is ideal for sports recovery as athletes can use it for physical conditioning maintenance.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ

Low-Level Laser Therapy

Our advanced treatment modalities for knee pain include laser therapy, which harnesses the revolutionary power of light through photobiomodulation (PBM). LiteCureâ„¢ low-level laser therapy is available for acute and chronic types of knee pain and can be hugely beneficial when coupled with physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and sports recovery care.

Understanding Photobiomodulation (PBM)

PBM is a medical treatment that harnesses the power of light to stimulate the body's natural healing abilities. The photons from the light penetrate deep into the tissue and interact with mitochondria, which results in a boost in energy production. This interaction sets off a biological chain reaction that increases cellular metabolism. Utilizing low-level light therapy has been shown to:

  • Alleviate knee pain
  • Speed up tissue healing
  • Promote overall health and wellness
  • Expedite knee pain injury recovery
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ

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Pain Management Professionals

At NJ Sports Spine & Wellness, we know that every patient requires a personalized approach to chronic knee pain and condition management. Sometimes, our patients need access to pain management professionals, who can offer relief in conjunction with physical therapy and other solutions like low-level laser therapy.

Two of the most common services we offer for pain management includes acupuncture which can assist in avoiding knee replacement surgery.

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a common treatment for knee pain that involves inserting thin needles into specific points in your knee. This ancient Chinese medicine has gained popularity in Western culture due to its effectiveness in treating various conditions with minimal side effects.

Acupuncture works by stimulating the nervous system to release various biochemicals, including endorphins and other neurotransmitters. The release of these chemicals helps to reduce inflammation, decrease pain perception, and improve overall blood circulation.

Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture can be effective in treating knee pain caused by a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis and injuries related to physical activity like running. Acupuncture can also help reduce inflammation, improve muscle function, and decrease pain perception, making it a viable treatment on its own or as an addition to traditional treatment methods like physical therapy.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ

What Happens During Acupuncture Therapy for Knee Pain?

When undergoing acupuncture, a professional acupuncturist will insert thin needles into specific acupoints on the skin. These needles are left in place for roughly 20 to 30 minutes and may be gently stimulated for an enhanced effect. Patients might experience a slight tingle or warmth at the needle insertion site, but overall, acupuncture is considered a painless procedure.

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ

Is Acupuncture Actually Effective for Knee Pain?

Acupuncture has been a trusted and effective treatment option for thousands of years. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes acupuncture as a legitimate form of healthcare, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has even funded research studies to explore its efficacy for a range of medical conditions. To learn more about acupuncture for knee pain, contact NJSSW today.

Avoid Knee Replacements with Advanced Knee Pain Treatment in Eatontown, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Eatontown, NJ

When it comes to knee pain therapies and treatments, getting a knee replacement should be last on your list. Why put your body through such trauma if you haven't tried other non-invasive treatment options? Whether you're an athlete trying to work through a knee injury or you're over 65 and are dealing with osteoarthritis, NJ Sports Spine and Wellness can help.

It all starts with an introductory consultation at our office in Matawan or Marlboro. During your first visit, we'll talk to you about your knee pain symptoms, the goals you have in mind, and the advanced knee pain treatments available to you at our practice. From there, it's only a matter of time before you get back to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Every day you wait can worsen your knee condition. Contact us today and let our team help get you on the road to recovery and life with painful knees.

Latest News in Eatontown, NJ

Monmouth Mall Demolition Will Begin In March

Kushner plans to tear down the mall's entire second floor, and convert the mall into luxury apartments centered around a public green.|Updated Fri, Jan 5, 2024 at 5:22 pm ETA rendering of the complex in the snow at night. (Provided by Kushner)EATONTOWN, NJ — The demolition of Monmouth Mall is scheduled to start this March.That's according to Michael Sommer, chief development officer for Kushner, the real estate company that owns the mall.Kushner Cos. was started by Charles Kushner, the father of for...

Kushner plans to tear down the mall's entire second floor, and convert the mall into luxury apartments centered around a public green.

|Updated Fri, Jan 5, 2024 at 5:22 pm ET

A rendering of the complex in the snow at night. (Provided by Kushner)

EATONTOWN, NJ — The demolition of Monmouth Mall is scheduled to start this March.

That's according to Michael Sommer, chief development officer for Kushner, the real estate company that owns the mall.

Kushner Cos. was started by Charles Kushner, the father of former President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. The Kushners are also the developers of Pier Village in Long Branch, among many other real estate projects in New Jersey and across the U.S. (https://kushner.com/projects/)

Kushner is about to embark on a dramatic overhaul of Monmouth Mall, which has been operating at under 60 percent occupancy for the past several years. Kushner plans to tear down the mall's entire second floor, and turn the whole site into a residential complex, with retail and offices, to be called "Monmouth Square."

Kushner tried this conversion several years before, pre-pandemic, but was stymied in part by resistance from some Eatontown residents. Then the pandemic hit, and the entire project was tabled. Related: Eatontown TGI Fridays Now Permanently Closed (Jan. 5)

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Monmouth Square will be an airy residential complex, with wide public walkways for strolling and luxury apartments built around a center green.

See the renderings above of how it will look. Kushner envisions Monmouth Square as a type of new "town center" for Eatontown.

Kushner plans to build 1,000 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with an outdoor pool and fitness center. Rental prices have not been released, but online chatter reports $2,000 - $3,000 a month. Walking and biking trails may be built around the perimeter.

Construction on the apartments will likely start later in 2024.

Kushner also envisions retail tenants moving in, such as a Whole Foods, the Barnes & Noble remaining, doctors' offices, restaurants and boutique shops.

For years now, Monmouth County residents have witnessed the slow but steady decline of Monmouth Mall. In a 2022 public presentation to the town of Eatontown, Kushner reported 500,000 square feet of stores at the mall were empty. Kushner has warned for years now that it is not sustainable to keep the mall open with such a high amount of empty stores.

Not only that, but Kushner filed multiple tax appeals for overpayment of taxes on Monmouth Mall. Eatontown Mayor Anthony Talerico said last summer Kushner would likely be successful on its appeals, because the value of the mall has plummeted "significantly" in the past 20 years.

Charles Kushner and his wife still live in Long Branch to this day.

Eatontown Will Propose A Tax Deal For Monmouth Mall Owner Kushner Cos. (August 2023)

First Look At Kushner's Plan For 1,000 Apts. At Monmouth Mall (August 2022)

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Weed-smuggling racecar driver got 27 years in jail. Now he's an Eatontown cannabis grower

Four-minute readAsbury Park PressEATONTOWN - Meet the newest member of the business community here, famed racecar driver Randy Lanier, who spent 27 years in federal prison for smuggling marijuana during the 1980s.Fast forward to today and Lanier, grateful for a second chance on life, is the CEO of Denver Cole Farms of New Jersey. The company received the green light to open a cannabis cultivation business in a warehouse on Industrial Way West owned by Ron Wollner."I can't tell you how glad I ...

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EATONTOWN - Meet the newest member of the business community here, famed racecar driver Randy Lanier, who spent 27 years in federal prison for smuggling marijuana during the 1980s.

Fast forward to today and Lanier, grateful for a second chance on life, is the CEO of Denver Cole Farms of New Jersey. The company received the green light to open a cannabis cultivation business in a warehouse on Industrial Way West owned by Ron Wollner.

"I can't tell you how glad I am that out of all the municipalities I looked at, all the possible cultivation facilities, it worked out here. The municipality, the Borough Council have been great to work with. We're going to great things here in Eatontown and we're going to help people," Lanier said.

Lanier was born to tobacco famers in Lynchburg, Virginia before moving to South Florida as a teen in the late 1960s. He rose from relative obscurity in the racing world to win Indy 500 Rookie of the Year honors in 1986.

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However, shortly thereafter he was nabbed by FBI and DEA agents for trafficking marijuana and sentenced to life in prison. All told he smuggled over 600,000 pounds of marijuana.

The remarkable story:That time Indy 500 drivers were pot smugglers

But in 2014, with the legal and cultural prohibitions on cannabis loosening, Lanier was released from prison by the Obama administration in a move to alleviate overcrowded prisons by freeing nonviolent, first-time offenders.

Lanier found new purpose in prison, counseling those who tried or considered suicide. He now also spearheads an organization called Freedom Grow, which helps those still behind bars for nonviolent cannabis crimes by providing support to the prisoners and their families.

Through their fundraising, Lanier said they buy Christmas gifts for their children, get them necessities in prison and pay for their phone calls and emails.

"I've been through that struggle. It took me 27 years to overcome it," said Lanier, who lives in Davie, Florida, and is a proud grandparent these days to twin 8-year old boys.

Last year, Lanier was awarded a lucrative social equity cultivation license for New Jersey. The marijuana that he used to drive his boat from Florida to Colombia to purchase in bales and smuggle into the country can now be grown legally in many U.S. states, including New Jersey.

Legal weed:Asbury Park was supposed to be an NJ cannabis 'mecca.' What happened?

Lanier's background also turned out to be key piece for Jeffery Larson, owner and founder of Denver Cole Farms, which is headquartered in Chicago. Larson was looking to expand the cultivation business and needed a person like Lanier to qualify for the social equity cultivation license, which is awarded to people with a prior cannabis conviction.

Larson learned about Lanier after watching a Netflix documentary series "Bad Sport." Lanier's life was the subject of Season 1, Episode 2 called "Need for Weed."

"I found him on Instagram. I reached out to him. He got back. We ended up talking for three hours on the phone," Larson said.

The final piece was Wollner. Wollner owns a 56,000-square-foot warehouse on Industrial Way West. Lanier said he looked at 18 other facilities before he was introduced to Wollner, who had just what he needed — a warehouse with 25-foot clearance to the rafters and a location on major transportation routes.

"I really liked the guys. They approached me. I visited Jeff's location a number of times; it's a real clean-cut operation. And between the three of us, we got this across the finish line," Wollner said.

The front of the warehouse is leased by Wollner's former computer data solutions company, which he sold about four years ago. Their plan is start the cultivation in the back of the warehouse, using about 26,000 square feet, which includes mezzanines. In that space they will have flower rooms, dry rooms, trim rooms, seed rooms and fertilizer rooms. Larson said it will cost about $8 million to get up and running.

NJ legal weed:It's is flying off the shelves — but there's a catch.

It's enough space to grow 6,000 pounds of cannabis a year, which is equal to about $18 million at New Jersey's current wholesale market prices. According to its cannabis ordinance, the borough would get 2% of cultivation sales.

Larson said they will grow their Denver Cole Farms brands but are developing a couple of new strands of cannabis for Lanier called "Octane" and "Blue Thunder," from his racing days.

Larson expects they will produce about 40 new full-time jobs and more than a few of those jobs to be taken by people with prior cannabis convictions. Cultivation should start in about six months to a year.

"It's going to be a state-of-the-art facility," Larson said.

When Jersey Shore native Dan Radel is not reporting the news, you can find him in a college classroom where he is a history professor. Reach him @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; dradel@gannettnj.com.

Eatontown, NJ, Doctor Delivers Namesake Baby on Airplane

On a fateful day in 1997, neonatologist Charita Csiky, M.D., settled into her seat on a flight from Amsterdam to New York with her fiancé. Suddenly, the captain appealed via loudspeaker, “Is there a doctor on board?” Dr. Csiky thought for a minute, then raised her hand with some trepidation.She was then a practicing neonatologist in Budapest, Hungary, flying with her fiancé to assess th...

On a fateful day in 1997, neonatologist Charita Csiky, M.D., settled into her seat on a flight from Amsterdam to New York with her fiancé. Suddenly, the captain appealed via loudspeaker, “Is there a doctor on board?” Dr. Csiky thought for a minute, then raised her hand with some trepidation.

She was then a practicing neonatologist in Budapest, Hungary, flying with her fiancé to assess the United States as a future home—he was an American.

Dr. Csiky was directed to a Nigerian woman in premature labor. The doctor constructed a delivery area in the rear of the plane using pillows, blankets and—as luck would have it—her labor and delivery equipment in a carry-on. The captain informed her that the closest options to land were approximately three hours away, so Dr. Csiky silently hoped everything would go perfectly.

It did, and she delivered a healthy baby girl, even saving the placenta in a plastic bag so it could be examined upon landing. A clergyperson on board baptized the baby, and when she was asked for the baby’s name, the grateful mother turned to Dr. Csiky to find out her name. She named the child “Rita” in the doctor’s honor. The story made the news, and Dr. Csiky became an instant celebrity.

During COVID-19, Rita found Dr. Csiky on LinkedIn and the two reconnected virtually. Rita, who attends college in North Carolina, told Dr. Csiky that her birth story inspired her to consider medicine as a career.

We sat down with Dr. Csiky, who practices as a pediatrician at Hackensack Meridian Medical Group Pediatrics — Eatontown, to get to know her more.

What do you most look forward to during your workday?

I really want to bond with my patients and to get to know the families—the parents—and make sure that their child is healthy. This is what drives me. Speaking several languages allows me to connect with families better by improving communication and giving a sense of familiarity to the family members.

What do you do for fun at home?

Because I’ve been exposed to so many cultures, I like to cook their cuisine. I make Hungarian, Greek, Italian and American food. I love to entertain and enjoy sharing my food all around the table. Goulash is my favorite, and I cook it outside in a big pot on an open fire.

I also garden, and I grow herbs like basil, rosemary, and thyme, as well as chives, peppers, and tomatoes. Growing up on the island of Cyprus allowed me to enjoy the sea and all that has to offer. Swimming, boating and fishing were daily activities that I still enjoy doing.

How do you have some “quiet time”?

I like to walk in the woods, alone with my solitude and thoughts, or with friends.

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Target Opens Small Format Store in Eatontown, NJ

It's kind of rare that you see something in a Target store that you've never seen before. After all, with 51 stores open already across the state (and nearly 2,000 stores nationwide), it's safe to say that we're rarely shocked when we visit a Target store. Right?But that shock may happen for thousands of shoppers across Monmouth County, NJ this week.Earlier this week, Target unveiled one of their "small-format" store...

It's kind of rare that you see something in a Target store that you've never seen before. After all, with 51 stores open already across the state (and nearly 2,000 stores nationwide), it's safe to say that we're rarely shocked when we visit a Target store. Right?

But that shock may happen for thousands of shoppers across Monmouth County, NJ this week.

Earlier this week, Target unveiled one of their "small-format" stores in Eatontown, NJ. The company confirmed in a statement to Townsquare Media the store's grand opening will take place on July 16.

The store is located in the busy Eatontown Plaza (which is at the intersection of Route 35 and Route 36).

In recent years Target has started opening small-format stores in urban neighborhoods, near colleges, and other areas where a full-size Target would not fit.

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A full-size target is about 130,000 square feet, the company says.

Meanwhile, the average size of a small-format Target store is around only 40,000 square feet. Of course, this varies by location and retail space.

As a gauge, the company's new store in Eatontown, NJ Target is about 60,000 square feet, they say.

Target says they research the surrounding community and its needs so the merchandise matches the community.

"A small format located near a bustling tourist shopping destination might have a vastly different assortment than another just six blocks away, located in a residential area with lots of families with kids and babies," the company said in 2018.

Target promises that hoppers will still find their key categories of products like home, apparel, food and beverage. However, they'll have a smaller assortment of products in each of those categories that will be curated for their neighborhood.

For example, "we’ll carry paper towels in our urban stores, but in smaller pack sizes so it’s easier for guests to carry home and store in smaller spaces," they said.

As for the Eatontown store the store's director Daniela Sylvester told us in a statement that they'll offer a wide assortment of Target's top owned and national brands across those areas."As well as a convenient CVS pharmacy, Ulta Beauty and Starbucks location," Sylvester said.

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The new small store location in Eatontown, NJ is NOT Target's first in New Jersey. They currently operate small-format stores in Haddon Township, Parsippany-Troy Hills, and Closter, NJ.com reports.

Inventions you probably didn't know are New Jersey born

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Unit air conditioner

When air conditioning was first invented, it was so large it could only fit in large spaces such as a train or large building. In 1928, however, the first in-unit AC machine was installed in Newark for an egg storage room. This was revolutionary for people with a desire for AC throughout their homes.

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Monopoly

The physical game Monopoly was not born in New Jersey, but the inspiration for Monopoly came from New Jersey. In the first ever version of Monopoly, the streets resemble Atlantic City. As the game has evolved, plenty of these streets are still on the Monopoly board too.

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Band-aids

If you’ve ever driven through New Brunswick, you have seen the enormous Johnson & Johnson headquarters. These headquarters birthed band-aids in 1920, after an employee expressed that his wife kept cutting herself cooking and he was constantly putting gauze on her wounds. The idea for gauze accompanied by surgical tape was then created, and band-aids have been a hit ever since.

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Campbell Condensed Soup

In 1897, a nephew of the Campbell co-founder came up with an idea that would lower shipping costs for good. He thought instead of selling ready-to-eat, perishable soup, why not remove the water and add it right before cooking? These cans were cheaper to package, store and export and the idea was pursued right in New Jersey.

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Cell phone calls

New Jersey was the first place in history to receive a successful mobile call. This happened when Dr. Martin Cooper, the GM of Motorola placed a call to Bell Labs, a research lab in NJ. The phone had a horrible battery life and weighed over two pounds, but the call went through, paving way for the later success with the mobile phone industry.

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Barcodes and scanners

Did anyone know that barcodes were created in Atlantic City? In 1952, Joseph Woodland wanted to come up with a way to identify certain items in a store, which is when he came up with the classifying apparatus and method. Using concentric circles that represented encoded data, he was eventually able to create barcodes, identical to the ones we use today.

Best Christmas Lights In Eatontown And Nearby: 2023 Round-Up

Time to drive around and look at the lights! Here's our 2023 round-up of the best holiday light displays in Monmouth County:EATONTOWN, NJ — We asked. And you answered.Here's our 2023 round-up of the best holiday light displays in Eatontown and surrounding towns. If we missed a home (and we're sure we did!), please email it to carly.baldwin@patch.comMerry Christmas!Grant Avenue in Eatontown, across from Vetter School "Terrific display!"Fordham Drive in AberdeenFind out what's happen...

Time to drive around and look at the lights! Here's our 2023 round-up of the best holiday light displays in Monmouth County:

EATONTOWN, NJ — We asked. And you answered.

Here's our 2023 round-up of the best holiday light displays in Eatontown and surrounding towns. If we missed a home (and we're sure we did!), please email it to carly.baldwin@patch.com

Merry Christmas!

Grant Avenue in Eatontown, across from Vetter School "Terrific display!"

Fordham Drive in Aberdeen

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120 Main Street in Keyport. Shows are Sun-Thurs 6-9 p.m., Fri-Sat 6-10 p.m.

Middletown:

189 Lynch Road Middletown, NJ

Liam's Spectacular Christmas Display, 13 Garrett Place Middletown, NJ

Holiday Lights on Decker Drive 10 Decker Drive, Leonardo, NJ

12 Hauser Street Middletown, NJ 07748

Middletown Township published this 2023 Google map of all the decorated homes in town: https://www.google.com/maps/d/...

Itaska Place in Oceanport

70 Silvercrest, Tinton Falls

Holmdel/Hazlet:

Boxwood Terrace, off Laurel Avenue in Holmdel. This home synchronizes their lights to music; when you drive by, tune your car FM radio to 88.1 and hear the music synchronized to the lights. They play 20 different songs each night and the light show runs from 5-9 p.m. nightly.

Powers Family Christmas Lights, 73 Third Street in Hazlet

Lights on Meredith, 21 Meredith Way Hazlet, NJ The light show plays every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, at 6 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. The show is weather permitting. The lights without the special show are on from 5 to 10 p.m. the rest of the week.

The Martin's Christmas Corner 11 Hudson Avenue Hazlet, NJ The light show runs: Monday-Thursday 6-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 6-11 p.m. and Sunday 5-10 p.m. All shows are weather permitting.

Johnny's Hazlet Holiday Light Extravaganza 3 Bauer Ave Hazlet, NJ 07730

Freehold Twp./Manalapan/Howell and further afield:

Must-see: Brandon Blvd. in Freehold Township. Every house on the cul-de-sac is decorated.

Lights on Glendale in Manalapan

Maple Leaf Farms on Rt. 9 in Manalapan has a Christmas Wonderland

The Christmas Village at Anne Ellen 114 Daum Road, Manalapan, NJ 07726 "Follow their winding pathways through Christmas lights and interactive displays transporting you into a Christmas wonderland like no other."

Corner of Aldrich Road and Cindy Court, Howell

1107 Ridge Avenue in Asbury Park

704 Belmar Plaza Belmar, NJ 07719 The Christmas Light Show: December 9 and 17 this year, 6 p.m. both nights.

Marlin's Christmas Wonderland ️on Laurel Avenue in Sea Girt. Show and lights run 5-10:30 p.m. nightly, tune your radio to 88.9

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