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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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Navesink, 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 Navesink, NJ

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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, 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 Navesink, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Navesink, 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 Navesink, NJ

Beloved Monmouth County sandwich shop closes its doors

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — Another beloved New Jersey eatery has shuttered its doors.Big Mike’s Little Red Store, in the landmark Navesink red building in Atlantic Highlands, has been feeding locals and visitors, alike for the past five years.But on Aug. 15, the shop famous for its sandwiches, announced on social media that it was closing its doors immediately.ADVERTISEMENT“As we close the chapter on five amazing years at Big Mike’s Little Red Store, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to a...

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS — Another beloved New Jersey eatery has shuttered its doors.

Big Mike’s Little Red Store, in the landmark Navesink red building in Atlantic Highlands, has been feeding locals and visitors, alike for the past five years.

But on Aug. 15, the shop famous for its sandwiches, announced on social media that it was closing its doors immediately.

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“As we close the chapter on five amazing years at Big Mike’s Little Red Store, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our incredible customers and the wonderful community we’ve had the pleasure of serving,” according to a Facebook post.

The post goes on to say that Big Mike’s is looking forward to its next big venture.

“We are in the midst of an exciting transition, preparing to open our brand-new restaurant, Saltwater Social Bar and Kitchen by Big Mike,” the statement reads.

The Saltwater Social Bar and Kitchen will be in another historic New Jersey location but the post does not say where that location will be.

Big Mike’s Little Red Store ended the announcement by saying it was excited to embark on this new culinary journey, and can’t wait to create new memories with the community.

Customers took to Facebook to respond to the announcement. Many wished Big Mike luck in the opening of his new restaurant, but at the same time said they would miss the sandwiches.

“Sad day for our local area……nothing more to say”

“Can’t wait to have many drinks at the new spot, but we’re really going to miss you guys at the Red Store! Wishing you the best of luck!”

“Best of luck on the new restaurant! I am not sure what we would have done during the pandemic without your store and amazing food!!”

“Looking forward to the opening. Will miss the sandwiches”

Big Mike’s Little Red Store’s menu of sandwiches was a big draw for locals and visitors.Some menu favorites included:

Poppa (charred bologna, two eggs with cheddar, potato pancake, and Red Store ketchup on a hard roll)

My Cousin Vinny (chicken cutlet, aged provolone, tomato, arugula, balsamic glaze, and lemon aioli on semolina bread)

Big Michelle (fried eggplant, chipotle aioli, fresh mozzarella, avocado, tomato, roasted red pepper and arugula)

Red Hook Bomber (hot roast beef, fresh mozzarella, fried eggplant, and gravy on semolina sub)

Big Mike’s also had an extensive catering menu, as well.

Navesink Heritage Association and NJ Friends of Clearwater Free Event – “Sailing and Singing by the River”

RED BANK, NJ: The New Jersey Friends of Cleawater has teamed up with the non-profit organization Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, for a free sailing and singing event in Marine Park on Sunday, September 3, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.“We’re inviting all to ...

RED BANK, NJ: The New Jersey Friends of Cleawater has teamed up with the non-profit organization Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, for a free sailing and singing event in Marine Park on Sunday, September 3, 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

“We’re inviting all to join us for a FREE sail on our Garvey boat along the beautiful Navesink River. No prior registration needed, then, join in for a FREE concert of songs by the NMHA’s Circle of Song group,” said Michael Humphreys, NMHA Secretary & Trustee.

What: NMHA & NJ Friends of Clearwater – Sailing and Concert. Bring your own instrument and sing along with them!

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Where: 1 Marine Park, Red Bank NJ

When: Sunday, September 3

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Bring a chair and settle in for an entertaining afternoon!

The Navesink Maritime Heritage Association is dedicated to engaging Eastern Monmouth County with maritime and water related historical, skill building, environmental, and recreational activities, and encouraging responsible use of the Navesink estuary through its Discover, Engage, and Sustain approach.

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Dredging Begins In Shrewsbury, Navesink Rivers This Week

The U.S. Army will dredge the entrance of the Shrewsbury/Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, plus the Shrewsbury as far as Long Branch:|Updated Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 10:43 am ETHIGHLANDS, NJ — This week was the start of a major dredging project in the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers.The dredging started Tuesday, and it was announced by Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6), who was in Highlands that day for the start of the project.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge both the entrance of the Shrewsbury and N...

The U.S. Army will dredge the entrance of the Shrewsbury/Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, plus the Shrewsbury as far as Long Branch:

|Updated Wed, Jul 26, 2023 at 10:43 am ET

HIGHLANDS, NJ — This week was the start of a major dredging project in the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers.

The dredging started Tuesday, and it was announced by Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ6), who was in Highlands that day for the start of the project.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will dredge both the entrance of the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers at Sandy Hook, as well as the Navesink River to Red Bank and the Shrewsbury River as far as the Branchport Avenue Bridge in Long Branch — a total of approximately 14 miles. This is the federal channel that covers most of the waterway boaters use.

The dredging project will take place in three phases:

The first phase includes dredging sand material at the mouth of the Shrewsbury River in Sandy Hook Bay to the Rt. 36 bridge. The second phase will include dredging the remaining sandy material down the Shrewsbury River into the Navesink River as far as the Oceanic Bridge. Sand will then be pumped onto portions of Monmouth Beach. The third phase includes dredging the rest of the federal channel inside the two rivers.

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Congressman Pallone secured $26 million for maintenance dredging of the rivers in a federal spending bill signed by President Joe Biden last year.

“I’m proud to announce the start of the Shrewsbury and Navesink dredging project today," said Pallone Tuesday. "I’ve heard from so many people in the communities along the rivers and the boaters who use the channels regularly about the importance of this project."

"This project will ensure safe access to the Shrewsbury and Navesink rivers for recreational and commercial fishing and boating uses that are vital to the regional economy,” said NJ's DEP Commissioner Shawn LaTourette. “As an important additional element, the sand dredged to improve navigation will be used to nourish beaches in areas of need in Monmouth Beach."

Highlands Mayor Carolyn Broullon, Oceanport Mayor Jay Coffey and Sea Bright Mayor Brian Kelly were on hand Tuesday to announce the start of the dredging.

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Red Bank Navesink Fire Co. Raising Funds To Help Displaced Families

Red Bank Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Company's Santa Run will also help two families who lost all their possessions in an apartment fire. |Updated Mon, Dec 18, 2023 at 1:14 pm ETRED BANK, NJ — This year's tradition of the Red Bank Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Company's Santa Run continues, but with the added goal of helping two families displaced in a recent fire, the company says.Navesink Hook & Ladder, along with help from other members and fire companies in Red Bank, will still be spreading Christma...

Red Bank Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Company's Santa Run will also help two families who lost all their possessions in an apartment fire.

|Updated Mon, Dec 18, 2023 at 1:14 pm ET

RED BANK, NJ — This year's tradition of the Red Bank Navesink Hook & Ladder Fire Company's Santa Run continues, but with the added goal of helping two families displaced in a recent fire, the company says.

Navesink Hook & Ladder, along with help from other members and fire companies in Red Bank, will still be spreading Christmas cheer with the Santa Run, but it will donate monetary donations to the families displaced in the fire Wednesday at Greentree Apartments, the company says.

"Recently, two Red Bank families lost everything, including their homes, to a fire. The monetary donations will go to these families in an effort to help them rebuild their lives," the fire company announced.

"Imagine being a parent and having to deal with having your family displaced by a fire. Now add to that the financial resources to replace everything in your house - clothes, furniture, and electronics, to name a few items. Add on to that burden the desire to try to keep the holiday season a joyous one. Our hope is to help ease these burdens."

The company asks that those who can help visit its Santa Run website to donate. In addition to the website, the company also accepts Venmo and PayPal.

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Here is the donation information:

The Drop date and time is Saturday, Dec. 23, from 4:30 to 9 p.m., according to the fire company website.

The fire last Wednesday morning affected two apartments at the Greentree complex on Spring Street. Police on the scene assisted by helping to evacuate surrounding apartments, he said. You can see pictures of the incident on the Red Bank Fire Department Facebook site.

There also has been a GoFundMe site set up for one of the families, organized by a family member. See the site for more details.

None of the residents was home during the fire, and there were no injuries to residents or firefighters. According to a Red Bank Fire Department social media post all Red Bank Fire Department units responded, along with mutual departments from Little Silver Fire Department, Northside (Tinton Falls) and RIT Team of River Plaza Fire (Middletown).

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'Undetermined bacteria' is killing menhaden fish in Raritan Bay, Navesink River

An undetermined species of Vibrio bacteria is causing the death of menhaden baitfish in the Monmouth County waters, state environmental and wildlife officials have said.Menhaden, a critical fish in the marine food web, have been spotted belly up or rotting on the banks of the Oceanport and Branchport creeks, two feeder creeks to the Shrewsbury River, at Marine Park in Red Bank on the Navesink River, as well as along the Raritan Bay shoreline.The fish kills have generally been a few hundred fish each.Larry ...

An undetermined species of Vibrio bacteria is causing the death of menhaden baitfish in the Monmouth County waters, state environmental and wildlife officials have said.

Menhaden, a critical fish in the marine food web, have been spotted belly up or rotting on the banks of the Oceanport and Branchport creeks, two feeder creeks to the Shrewsbury River, at Marine Park in Red Bank on the Navesink River, as well as along the Raritan Bay shoreline.

The fish kills have generally been a few hundred fish each.

Larry Hajna, a spokesperson for the Department of Environmental Protection or DEP, said the Division of Fish & Wildlife is investigating the mortalities and others that occurred in the fall.

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He said Fish & Wildlife has preliminarily identified an undetermined species of bacteria in the Vibrio family of bacteria as the cause of the mortalities. Vibrio species are quite diverse and common in marine habitats, Hajna said.

"More laboratory work is being done to determine the specific species of bacteria. The DEP is also working with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to better understand the mortalities," Hajna said.

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The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is the federal agency that manages the stock of menhaden, or bunker as they're also known, along the East Coast.

The fish are commonly used for bait by fishermen and crabbers and are a high source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Coastwide commercial netters can harvest 214,289 tons of menhaden a year. Most of that is processed in Reedsville, Virginia, by Omega Protein for fishmeal and dietary supplements.

Vibrio bacteria have been known to cause illnesses in humans such as gastroenteritis.

Jeff Tittle, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, said the mortalities are a red flag for serious issues affecting the water quality.

"The Vibrio bacteria causing these fish kills is primarily linked to nutrient pollution from sewage, septic and stormwater runoff. It’s also linked to warmer water, which is connected to climate change. ... This is a direct result of the DEP’s failure to deal with water pollution from nutrients and raw sewage,” Tittel said.

As of now, the DEP said the only fish being affected is the menhaden.

Hajna said there is nothing to suggest human health or other fish, shellfish or wildlife are at risk, but with any wildlife Fish & Wildlife recommends people do not handle, collect or consume any dead fish or those showing signs of disease.

Hajna said similar mortalities have been reported in other parts of the Northeastern U.S.

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.

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