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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 Piscataway, 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:

Service Areas

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 Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Piscataway, 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 Piscataway, NJ

Heavy Rain Leaves Piscataway Roads Flooded

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The sounds of water gushing from sump pump lines in neighborhoods throughout Piscataway could still be heard at dinner time and later, hours after a morning storm dumped 2–3 inches of rain over the region on Monday.Residents woke up to travel alerts to avoid area roads that were closed due to significant flooding, making them impassable.Afterschool activities were canceled, and Piscataway fire departments reported on social media about high water rescues that kept them busy all day as motorists got ...

PISCATAWAY, NJ – The sounds of water gushing from sump pump lines in neighborhoods throughout Piscataway could still be heard at dinner time and later, hours after a morning storm dumped 2–3 inches of rain over the region on Monday.

Residents woke up to travel alerts to avoid area roads that were closed due to significant flooding, making them impassable.

Afterschool activities were canceled, and Piscataway fire departments reported on social media about high water rescues that kept them busy all day as motorists got caught in flooded areas, including an ambulance.

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Township officials posted updates about weather conditions and a list on their Facebook page that advised which roads were the latest to close because of flash flooding. They included:

• Baekeland Avenue between Clawson Street and Possumtown Road

• Brookside Road & Poplar Road intersection

• Centennial Avenue between Old New Brunswick Road and Possumtown Road

• Lakeview Avenue and Fairview Avenue intersection

• Landing Lane Bridge

• Possumtown Road between Baekeland Avenue and Centennial Avenue

• Rock Avenue between Elk Street and Short Street

• Sidney Road and Behmer Road intersection

• S. Randolphville Road between the Extended Stay Hotel and Revere Road

The Exit 8 ramp from Route 287 leading to Possumtown Road was also closed due to flooding at the traffic lights. Motorists were advised not to go around barriers or attempt to drive through flooded areas.

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Registration Now Open for Piscataway Little League, Soccer Club Programs

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With baseball fans looking forward to opening day this spring, young ball players and their parents will be able to sign up in person to play in the Piscataway Little League on Wednesday, January 10 and on Thursday, January 18.Registrations will be accepted on these dates from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Little League Complex office, 495 Sidney Road in Piscataway.Major League tryouts are Friday, January 26, from 6-8 pm at Quibbletown School. Minor League tryouts are Friday, February 2, from 6-8 pm, also at Quibble...

PISCATAWAY, NJ – With baseball fans looking forward to opening day this spring, young ball players and their parents will be able to sign up in person to play in the Piscataway Little League on Wednesday, January 10 and on Thursday, January 18.

Registrations will be accepted on these dates from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Little League Complex office, 495 Sidney Road in Piscataway.

Major League tryouts are Friday, January 26, from 6-8 pm at Quibbletown School. Minor League tryouts are Friday, February 2, from 6-8 pm, also at Quibbletown.

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For more information or to download registration forms, visit the league’s website at www.piscatawayll.com.

Registration is also open for the Piscataway Soccer Club. Young soccer players in grades PrK-8 and their parents can sign up at the club’s website, www.piscatawaysoccer.org.

The Piscataway Soccer Club is a non-profit recreational program that offers fun and skills development, and provides children the opportunity to play and socialize in their age range while learning the game of soccer.

Levels include the Little Kickers Pre-K3-4, Recreation Kindergarten to 8th Grade, TOP Soccer for children with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities, and the Futures Pre-Travel program.

Winter and spring training programs are available.

For more information, email info@piscatawaysoccer.org.

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Piscataway Fire Tears Through 17 Apartments Sunday Night

A fast-moving fire tore through 17 apartment units at the Birch Glen apartment complex Sunday night in Piscataway:|Updated Tue, Nov 14, 2023 at 10:51 am ETPISCATAWAY, NJ — A fast-moving fire tore through 17 apartment units at the Birch Glen apartment complex Sunday night in Piscataway, according to Piscataway Township spokesman Gene Wilk.The fire started Sunday night on the 120 block of Forest Drive in Piscataway, in the Birch Glen apartment complex.As of Tuesday morning, officials have still not said what...

A fast-moving fire tore through 17 apartment units at the Birch Glen apartment complex Sunday night in Piscataway:

|Updated Tue, Nov 14, 2023 at 10:51 am ET

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A fast-moving fire tore through 17 apartment units at the Birch Glen apartment complex Sunday night in Piscataway, according to Piscataway Township spokesman Gene Wilk.

The fire started Sunday night on the 120 block of Forest Drive in Piscataway, in the Birch Glen apartment complex.

As of Tuesday morning, officials have still not said what started the fire. The Piscataway Fire Prevention office is still investigating its cause.

But the fire spread to 17 apartments and an additional four more had to temporarily have their power turned off.

Piscataway Twp. said many of the residents have since "fled" the area, and are staying with family or friends. But the town is working with the American Red Cross to house those who are now homeless due to the fire.

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Birch Glen Apartments families displaced from the fire should go to the Piscataway Senior Center, 700 Buena Vista Avenue, where the American Red Cross New Jersey Region will have staff available to help.

Families whose apartments were damaged are asked to contact the Piscataway Office of Emergency Management (OEM) at (732) 921-1908. Other residents are asked to please not call this phone number so the line remains open for affected families.

Volunteer firefighters from many surrounding towns came in Sunday night to help extinguish the blaze, including Somerset, South Plainfield, Metuchen and Colonia.

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How a vending machine full of books promotes positive behavior and literacy in Piscataway

PISCATAWAY – From "Ramona Quimby," "The Gruffalo" and Jack and Annie of "The Magic Treehouse" to "Pete the Cat," "Corduroy" and dinosaurs, new friends and adventures await every student at the latest addition to Knollwood Elementary School – a vending machine full of books."We have gotten great feedback about the new book vending machine at Knollwood, which promotes positive behavior as well as literacy," said Superintendent of Schools Frank Ranelli...

PISCATAWAY – From "Ramona Quimby," "The Gruffalo" and Jack and Annie of "The Magic Treehouse" to "Pete the Cat," "Corduroy" and dinosaurs, new friends and adventures await every student at the latest addition to Knollwood Elementary School – a vending machine full of books.

"We have gotten great feedback about the new book vending machine at Knollwood, which promotes positive behavior as well as literacy," said Superintendent of Schools Frank Ranelli. "And our students love it."

The idea for the vending machine came through the school’s "Positive Behavior Supports in Schools (PBSIS)" program, which encourages grades K-3 students to display positive character traits. The program is supported by K-Kash, a special currency that students can earn for positive behaviors in the classroom and throughout the school.

"We became aware of the book vending machine while looking for additional ways to motivate and recognize our students for their accomplishments," said Knollwood Principal Brian Voigt.

Once a month, students can shop at the K-Kart and trade in their K-Kash for a variety of prizes. Now they can shop at the book vending machine as well. Students can purchase a book by earning the special gold coins in a variety of ways − achieving individual academic goals, exemplifying one of the six Pillars of Character or engaging in a random act of kindness.

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"Our new book vending machine has created noticeable excitement among students and staff at Knollwood," Voigt said. "The wide variety of books and colorful displays are attracting a great deal of attention from our students, and teachers are finding creative ways to award tokens for academic growth and positive behaviors in our school."

Stocked with a wide selection of books for young readers of varied ages and reading levels, the book vending machine was made possible through a Mental Health Supports and Services Grant under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. Books are provided by the Knollwood Parent Teacher Organization, through its partnership with Scholastic Books.

Other township schools used the grant funds for a variety of grade-appropriate mental health supports, including yoga classes, ice cream socials, strength training, gardens, social emotional learning classroom supplies, sensory paths, calm strips and professional development and wellness programs for staff.

"Promoting a culture of individual wellness and building social emotional learning has been one of our core district goals for the past few years," Ranelli said. "Our principals are very creative in working with staff and families to find new and engaging ways to advocate for the mental health of our students."

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Piscataway IT School Fined $1.2 Million For Fraud, Scam On Students

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A for-profit IT training school in Piscataway agreed to a $4.6-million settlement with the state of New Jersey to resolve allegations it used false advertising to lure students into its expensive IT programs.The school is called Sollers College, and it is located at 33 Wills Way, Building 9 in Piscataway.Its founder and president is Siba Padhi. Padhi agreed to the settlement, the terms of which ...

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A for-profit IT training school in Piscataway agreed to a $4.6-million settlement with the state of New Jersey to resolve allegations it used false advertising to lure students into its expensive IT programs.

The school is called Sollers College, and it is located at 33 Wills Way, Building 9 in Piscataway.

Its founder and president is Siba Padhi. Padhi agreed to the settlement, the terms of which you can read here. Padhi also agreed to pay a $1.2-million civil penalty.

Here is how it worked: NJ Attorney General Matt Platkin says people applied to online IT job ads on sites such as indeed.com. After they applied, they received a response from Sollers College saying they needed to complete an IT training program in order to be eligible for the position.

In other words, Soller was posting the jobs online, and then using the job ads to lure people into their trainings.

Sollers told applicants they must pay the $15,000 cost of the training program, but assured consumers that a job was "essentially guaranteed at the end of the program," according to the complaints.

But multiple Sollers students said no employment was ever obtained after they finished their training.

Sollers also required students pledge a portion of their future income upfront to pay for the programs. Sollers called these "Income Share Agreements" or ISAs.

Several students reported Sollers to the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, which is run by the Attorney General. The state of NJ started investigating Sollers in late 2020. The AG also got a complaint from the District of Columbia Attorney General about Sollers.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) got involved, and the federal government says Sollers committed a number of violations:

Do you think fraud or scams are happening where you live, work or go to school? Anyone can file a complaint with the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs, which is meant to protect the public of New Jersey: File a Complaint with NJ Division of Consumer Affairs

Sollers College will cancel $3.4 million in student debt

It was Padhi who agreed to settle with the state of New Jersey and the FTC, and personally pay the $1.2-million fine.

Padhi agreed Sollers will cancel a total of approximately $3.4 million in student debt from the ISAs. Of the nearly 400 students nationwide whose debt will be erased under the settlements, more than 60 are New Jersey residents.

NJ Attorney General Platkin said his office is trying to protect New Jersey young people from being taken advantage of by predatory, for-profit schools.

“New Jersey will not allow for-profit schools to deceive students with false claims and promises or subject them to unlawful financing schemes that push them into debt instead of helping them reach their career goals,” said Attorney General Platkin. “Schools will be held accountable.”

Padhi is also prohibited from issuing ISAs to any students in relation to any of Sollers programs, and permanently barred from attempting to collect any debt Sollers claims it is owed, including all unpaid interest and fees. Sollers and Padhi must direct collection agencies and other parties to cease attempts to collect the debt and direct credit reporting agencies to delete the debt from students’ credit report.

Any student debt payments received by Sollers or Padhi must now be returned to the payee within 10 days.

“For many students, the decision to pursue education and training programs requires careful consideration of the upfront cost and the long-term financial benefits after graduation,” said Cari Fais, Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs. “This settlement holds Sollers and Siba Padhi responsible for the financial harm they caused students and requires them to make changes to their business practices to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

Sollers is required to notify students of their debt forgiveness and, going forward, to provide the FTC with detailed records of the school’s business transactions for a 20-year period.

Students do not need to take any action to qualify for or receive the benefits provided under the settlements.

Michelle Davis was the lead investigator for the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs/the state of New Jersey.

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