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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 Manasquan, 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

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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 Manasquan, 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 Manasquan, 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 Manasquan, 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 Manasquan, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Manasquan, 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
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Exclusive Access to

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 Manasquan, 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 Manasquan, 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 Manasquan, 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 Manasquan, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Manasquan, 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.

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‘Alarming & unprecedented’ — Why did whale wash up on Manasquan, NJ beach?

A whale floating in the ocean off Manasquan Inlet Monday washed ashore late in the afternoon and reignited the debate over why it's happening and whether or not work related to wind turbines is to blame.Necropsy teams from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society were on Manasquan Beach Tuesday morning. They identified the whale as a 35-foot juvenile female that was first seen along the Jersey Shore on Jan. 7, according to NOAA Fisheries.ADVERTISEMENTThe whale is being moved to the Monm...

A whale floating in the ocean off Manasquan Inlet Monday washed ashore late in the afternoon and reignited the debate over why it's happening and whether or not work related to wind turbines is to blame.

Necropsy teams from the Marine Mammal Stranding Center and Atlantic Marine Conservation Society were on Manasquan Beach Tuesday morning. They identified the whale as a 35-foot juvenile female that was first seen along the Jersey Shore on Jan. 7, according to NOAA Fisheries.

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The whale is being moved to the Monmouth County landfill in Tinton Falls where the whale will be examined, tissue samples taken and a necropsy will be performed.

It is the ninth whale to wash up on a New Jersey or New York beach since December. NOAA Fisheries didn't offer a reason for any of the washings but pointed out that whales are not strangers to the Jersey Shore.

"Humpback whales are frequent visitors to New Jersey waters, where schools of small bait fish are a good food source," NOAA said in a statement.

Since the whales began washing up environmentalists are pitted again over the cause.

"This alarming number of deaths is unprecedented in the last half-century. The only unique factor from previous years remains to be the excessive scope, scale, and magnitude of offshore wind powerplant activity in the region," Clean Ocean Action wrote on its Facebook page.

Whale off Manasquan Inlet

Whale off Manasquan Inlet 2/13/23 (Paul Kanitra)

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra who was on the beach in Manasquan Monday is one of a dozen Jersey Shore mayors from Deal to North Wildwood who signed a letter to President Joe Biden seeking an “immediate moratorium” on offshore energy development

"We're past the point of coincidence now and we need to actually figure out what's happening. And I'm just wondering how many more it's going to take before the state does what they need to and looks into it more deeply," Kanitra told New Jersey 101.5.

Standing on the beach Kanitra is skeptical about whether or not a boat strike is responsible.

“I don't see a single boat in sight. And I know that in a couple of days somebody's gonna tell us 'this was a boat strike.' And that's infuriating," Kanitra said.

Rep. Chris Smith said Tuesday in a statement the Biden Administration has not responded to the letter.

“The Biden Administration and Governor Murphy continue to ignore the resounding calls for an investigation to address the historic surge of dead whales while offshore wind development ramps up off our beaches," Smith said. "How many more whales have to die before there is a serious and thorough investigation into the cause of these deaths?”

Gov. Phil Murphy and the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions say suggestions that the Garden State’s plan to construct a huge wind farm out in the ocean have anything to do with the whale tragedies are misguided.

Greenpeace's ocean director, John Hocevar, told USA Today that it's a "cynical disinformation campaign" not based on scientific evidence.

The Ocean Advocacy group Oceana said groups that are opposed to wind power have found a "convenient line of opposition to development."

The American Clean Power Association in a statement Tuesday said there is no evidence wind power has anything to do with the beached whales and accused opponents of running a misinformation campaign.

"The recent whale strandings are tragic and it’s disheartening to see this tragedy being used as an excuse by clean energy detractors trying to stop the growth of a new energy source for Americans," spokesman Jason Ryan said in a statement.

Ryan said proposed offshore projects are being designed in a way that promotes the conservation of marine mammals and other protected species.

No matter the argument Point Pleasant Beach photojournalist Ryan Mack, 27, said he's never seen more whales close to shore.

"I've been in these waters since I was a kid surfing and this past summer I have seen more whales than I've ever seen in recent years. In the last four months I've seen the most wash up in a short span," Mack said.

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122nd Amateur Championship Visits the Jersey Shore; Manasquan River GC Hosts 122nd Edition

BRIELLE, N.J. – The New Jersey State Golf Association is headed down the Jersey Shore for the 2023 Amateur Championship presented by Provident Bank, which will be contested at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle from July 10-12.In 2022, Manasquan River celebrated its centennial anniversary. A club with longstanding, rich history, Manasquan River was built by golf course architect Robert White in 1922, beginning with its opening nine holes, which was placed on the inland side of the golf course. The concluding n...

BRIELLE, N.J. – The New Jersey State Golf Association is headed down the Jersey Shore for the 2023 Amateur Championship presented by Provident Bank, which will be contested at Manasquan River Golf Club in Brielle from July 10-12.

In 2022, Manasquan River celebrated its centennial anniversary. A club with longstanding, rich history, Manasquan River was built by golf course architect Robert White in 1922, beginning with its opening nine holes, which was placed on the inland side of the golf course. The concluding nine holes were laid down closer to the coast, providing a contrasting set of holes.

Manasquan River last hosted an Amateur Championship in 1993, when Robert Housen, of Manasquan River and an NJSGA Hall of Fame inductee claimed the Edwin M. Wild Trophy for the sixth time in his career.

The club is well known for its farmland and rolling hills that is highlighted by 1800 feet of waterfront property along the Manasquan River.

Head golf professional Chris Dymek, who is in his tenth year at the club alluded to the clubs tough conditions.

“Every single day it’s different,” Dymek said of the course. “Whether it's the wind conditions, whether it's the topography on the front nine, or the uneven lies, each day you come out here and tee it up, you're probably going to get a different experience. It's challenging on both sides in different ways. You have to plot yourself around the front nine and then you can kind of let it go on the back nine, but if the wind picks up, it certainly is a challenge.”

Having hosted the 95th New Jersey PGA Professional Championship in 2022, Manasquan River is no stranger to high level golf on its own soil.

“Manasquan River will be ready for the test,” expressed Dymek. “We have so many talented golfers in the state of New Jersey, but I feel if we have the firm and fast conditions that usually we like to pride ourselves on, it will be a great challenge and anyone shooting under par will be successful.”

Overall, Manasquan River has hosted 12 NJSGA championships and most notably, six NJSGA major championships and most recently, the 2020 New Jersey Four-Ball Championship, won by Chuck Anttonen and Morten Gotterup of Rumson Country Club.

Last year, following a 3-hole aggregate playoff against William Huang, Will Celiberti of Arcola Country Club won the 121st edition of the event. On the heels of a record-tying third round of 8-under par 64, Celiberti played flawlessly throughout the playoff, carding a birdie on the second playoff hole and a par on the third, and final playoff hole.

Entry & Qualifying Details Four qualifying sites for the Amateur are set and will be played at Jumping Brook Country Club (May 30), Quail Brook Golf Course (June 3), Burlington Country Club (June 8), Galloping Hill Golf Course (June 13) and Basking Ridge Country Club (June 15). Entries are now open and can be found HERE.

NJSGA Social Media For the latest updates and news, visit njgsa.org or follow New Jersey State Golf Association on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @NJSGA1900.

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf, dangerous rip currents to Jersey Shore

Manasquan locals Finn (left) and Stevie Holloway take off on a big wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.Andrew Mills | NJ Advance MediaHurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore...

Manasquan locals Finn (left) and Stevie Holloway take off on a big wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

The Point Pleasant-baseed sport fishing boat ‘Hooked by a Thread’ blasts through a wave as it enters Manasquan Inlet on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

A stand-up paddleboarder prepares to enter the ocean at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Surfers ride big waves at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

A man on a stand-up paddlboard atop a big wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Surfers ride big waves at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Multiple surfers ride a wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Surfers of all skill levels were out to ride the big waves at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Manasquan locals Finn (left) and Stevie Holloway have some fun on a big wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Manasquan locals Finn (left) and Stevie Holloway have some fun on a big wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Manasquan locals Finn (left) and Stevie Holloway have some fun on a big wave at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Surfers ride big waves at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

Surfers ride big waves at Manasquan’s Inlet Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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Andrew Mills | NJ Advance Media

Hurricane Lee delivers heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents to Jersey Shore

The Point Pleasant-based sportfishing boat ‘Hooked by a Thread’ enters Manasquan Inlet on Wednesday, September 13, 2023. The Jersey Shore is experiencing heavy surf and life-threatening rip currents from Hurricane Lee, which currently is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 MPH, and is located about 450 miles south of Bermuda, according to the National Hurricane Center.

Surfing Couple Save Man, Woman Drowning In Belmar

The young couple is Casey Flaherty, 21, from Monmouth Beach, and her boyfriend Alex Rosenthal​, 20, who are professional surfers:|Updated Fri, Sep 22, 2023 at 12:58 pm ETBELMAR, NJ — A pair of Jersey Shore surfers saved an older man and woman from drowning Wednesday afternoon in Belmar.The young couple is Casey Flaherty, 21, a Monmouth Beach native, and her boyfriend Alex Rosenthal, 20, from California. It was about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and they were sitting in her car on 11th Avenue in Belmar.That's when...

The young couple is Casey Flaherty, 21, from Monmouth Beach, and her boyfriend Alex Rosenthal​, 20, who are professional surfers:

|Updated Fri, Sep 22, 2023 at 12:58 pm ET

BELMAR, NJ — A pair of Jersey Shore surfers saved an older man and woman from drowning Wednesday afternoon in Belmar.

The young couple is Casey Flaherty, 21, a Monmouth Beach native, and her boyfriend Alex Rosenthal, 20, from California. It was about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday and they were sitting in her car on 11th Avenue in Belmar.

That's when they saw a man and a woman struggling in the ocean.

"I would say they were at least 25 yards out; if not more. I've been a lifeguard so I know what it looks like when it's 'This isn't fun, I need help.' I was on the phone with my mom and I was like I think we need to save these people," she said. "I saw two guys going out (without boards) and then they seemed to get caught in the rip, too."

That's when the boyfriend-girlfriend surfing pair grabbed their surfboards from her car and ran into the water.

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She said the couple was an older Russian couple, in their 70s or older — and were definitely in trouble. She said the woman appeared to have more energy, but the man was exhausted.

"That other guy who swam out to save them was just getting his footing. The woman said go help my husband. His eyes were closed; I thought he was unconscious. They did not speak any English; he also could not even get words out. I said we need to get this guy in because he is going to go into cardiac arrest any minute now."

She said she and her boyfriend paddled the man and woman to shore, where paramedics were waiting on the beach.

"We go to the sand and that's when he kissed me on the cheek and said thank you for saving my life."

Flaherty worked every summer through her teenage years as a lifeguard at Monmouth Beach. She is also a surf instructor at Summertime Surf in Bradley Beach. She is building a brand for herself as a surf girl who loves the water and the sport of surfing.

September is called "locals' summer" on the Jersey Shore, but this September has seen an unprecedented amount of rescues and drownings on the Jersey Shore. Flaherty, who is about as Jersey Shore local as it gets, has this message:

"September is locals' summer but it's also hurricane season. We get great waves as surfers, but September is when we get a lot of rip currents. It was a gorgeous day outside that Wednesday, and the water was glass flat. And there was still a rip tide. People have to be careful! Let someone know you are going into the water; bring flotation with you, even if you are a good swimmer and don't go far out."

Here are Flaherty and her boyfriend competing in professional surf competitions on the Jersey Shore:

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2 rescued, 23-year-old man missing after boat capsizes in New Jersey

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (WABC) -- The search continues for a missing 23-year-old man after a boat with a father and his two sons capsized Thursday night in the Manasquan Inlet at the Jersey Shore.The vessel overturned in the waters that separate Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach at around 8:30 p.m.First responders rescued two people and spent the day Friday searching for the third.Surveillance video caught what appears to be a wave knocking the boat over.Witnesses say the two men who were rescued held on...

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, New Jersey (WABC) -- The search continues for a missing 23-year-old man after a boat with a father and his two sons capsized Thursday night in the Manasquan Inlet at the Jersey Shore.

The vessel overturned in the waters that separate Manasquan and Point Pleasant Beach at around 8:30 p.m.

First responders rescued two people and spent the day Friday searching for the third.

Surveillance video caught what appears to be a wave knocking the boat over.

Witnesses say the two men who were rescued held onto a cooler to get to safety. They were taken to an area hospital to be checked out.

There was a small craft advisory in effect at the time the boat overturned.

Captain Bob Dogan, who runs a deep sea fishing business, had to cancel tours Saturday due to the rough waters.

"We haven't been out the last few days because of the weather, we know our limits," Bogan said.

Waves were 8-to-10 feet high on Friday and were only expected to get worse over the weekend due to Hurricane Lee.

The storm is expected to cause dangerous conditions on beaches up and down the shore.

U.S. Coast Guard crews are asking people to give the rescue teams the time and space to do their jobs.

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