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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 South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, NJ
Advanced Knee Pain Treatment South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, 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 South River, NJ

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment South River, 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 South River, NJ

'American Horror Stories' filming in Middlesex County

“American Horror Stories” will be filming in South River this month.The FX series, a spin-off of the hit anthology series “American Horror Story,” will shoot at the shuttered PNC Bank on Main Street.Filming is expected to begin Feb. 8, Mayor Peter Guindi said, and will occur intermittently for two to three weeks.Guindi, who started working with the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission about a month and a half ago, said it's a win for the borough."I'm loo...

“American Horror Stories” will be filming in South River this month.

The FX series, a spin-off of the hit anthology series “American Horror Story,” will shoot at the shuttered PNC Bank on Main Street.

Filming is expected to begin Feb. 8, Mayor Peter Guindi said, and will occur intermittently for two to three weeks.

Guindi, who started working with the New Jersey Motion Picture & Television Commission about a month and a half ago, said it's a win for the borough.

"I'm looking forward to the film industry coming into town and this is just the start," the mayor said. "This is a big thing for our town. I want everybody in town to understand that this is your town and we're going to put South River on the map. I'm going to make sure South River is back on its feet in a big, big way."

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Guindi touted the economic benefits of having a film production in South River.

"One of the things I learned about the film industry is that when they come to a town they utilize the surroundings,” he said, “everything from your delis, dry cleaners and restaurants. It's part of the tax incentive program.”

David W. Schoner, Jr., associate director of the state Motion Picture & Television Commission, told the Borough Council late last month that production spending in New Jersey increased from $67 million in 2017 to $700 million in 2022 when the state hosted more than 619 projects.

More:Here's where 'Mean Girls' filmed in Central Jersey

"Since the revival of the film and TV tax credit, a total of 33 tax credit projects generating over $623 million last year alone happened," Schoner said. "In 2022, the film industry created 8,500 jobs in New Jersey."

Schoner said production companies typically look for a closed bank, police stations, schools and closed hospitals for filming.

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What's next for South River's Denny Stadium after project defeat?

SOUTH RIVER – With voters narrowly defeating Tuesday's referendum asking for $5.5 million to reconstruct Denny Stadium, Superintendent of Schools Sylvia Zircher said the Board of Education and administration "are disappointed in the results."The referendum proposed a new stadium with an artificial turf field and other improvements...

SOUTH RIVER – With voters narrowly defeating Tuesday's referendum asking for $5.5 million to reconstruct Denny Stadium, Superintendent of Schools Sylvia Zircher said the Board of Education and administration "are disappointed in the results."

The referendum proposed a new stadium with an artificial turf field and other improvements.

The project would have cost the average borough property taxpayer $127.56 per year or $10.63 per month.

The referendum lost by a 1,337-to-1,126 margin, according to unofficial results.

"This was a close vote, and we know many of our community members share this disappointment," Zircher said Wednesday. "The intent of the referendum was to increase accessibility by converting the field to a multi-sport coed facility, provide our athletes equal conditions to their peers across the county, and continue to make the stadium a place of pride for the community."

The stadium project called for new bleachers, an updated press box, repairs and expansion of the existing concession stands, new fully accessible restrooms and a new synthetic turf field. The stadium would have accommodated 1,000 fans and been ADA-compliant.

In August Zircher said "after many years of repairs, our Denny Stadium has reached the end of its lifespan."

The stadium would have been slated for demolition. The bleachers, built in 1934, are made of wood and were closed in the spring for "safety reasons," the school district said.

The football team was scheduled to play four home games – Sept. 2, Sept. 23, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 – at Denny Stadium. But because the bleachers would not be available, the district made other accommodations for spectators.

The failure of the referendum comes on the heels of a similar defeat in January. Then, borough voters defeated a two-pronged referendum that included the new stadium, turf field and a new preschool in its overall $33 million price.

While next steps are still to be considered, Zircher said the referendum's goals are "still priorities for the district."

"We will now explore options to meet these goals," she said.

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Mayor: South River's water quality 'not something to be concerned about'

SOUTH RIVER – The borough violated a drinking water requirement by failing to submit an optimal corrosion control treatment (OCCT) recommendation and a source water treatment recommendation (SoWTR) to the state."Even though this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct the situation," says a notice on the borough’s website, adding that if this was an emergency, residents would have been contacted immediately.Water is...

SOUTH RIVER – The borough violated a drinking water requirement by failing to submit an optimal corrosion control treatment (OCCT) recommendation and a source water treatment recommendation (SoWTR) to the state.

"Even though this is not an emergency, as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct the situation," says a notice on the borough’s website, adding that if this was an emergency, residents would have been contacted immediately.

Water is routinely sampled at consumers' taps for lead and copper, the notice says. The tests show copper levels in the water above the action level, requiring the borough to submit an OCCT and SoWTR recommendation to the New Jersey Division of Water Supply & Geoscience.

The recommendation should have been completed and submitted by Dec. 31, 2022, but it was not submitted on time.

According to a borough official, the tests were submitted on time and the results were forwarded, but the plan on how to address the issue was not submitted on time.

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The test is routinely conducted by a licensed water treatment operator, Agra Environmental and Laboratory Services, a contracted consultant, which is not a borough employee, the official said.

"When we did the original testing there was an issue," Michael Furrey, owner of Agra, said. "It was found the borough was not in compliance between January and June of 2022. We have made improvements to bring the copper level in compliance, but a long-term plan is needed."

Furrey said when there is an exceedance, the state Department of Environmental Protection requires an action plan.

"In this case the Ph was low, so copper leached into the water," he said. "It was only a slight difference. The standard is 1.3 parts per million, but the water tested at 1.83 parts per million."

"The water quality is not something to be concerned about," said Mayor John Krenzel. "The copper levels were only slightly above DEP standards. If it was dangerous, a crisis or an emergency, the DEP would step in and declare an emergency, but they did not do that. According to Agra, the issue with the copper in the water has been resolved."

The recommendation will be submitted to the Division of Water Supply & Geoscience by May 31, the borough’s notice says.

Infants and children who drink water containing lead in excess of the action level could experience delays in their physical or mental development. Children could show slight deficits in attention span and learning abilities. Adults who drink this water over many years could develop kidney problems or high blood pressure.

Copper is an essential nutrient, but some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over a relatively short amount of time could experience gastrointestinal distress. Some people who drink water containing copper in excess of the action level over many years could suffer liver or kidney damage.

To reduce exposure:

For additional information, contact Arthur Londensky at 732-257-1999 ext. 519.

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Bound Brook football snaps losing streak in win over South River

The last time Bound Brook tasted this feeling was Oct. 29, 2021.Complete Box Score »Two seasons later, the Crusaders are back in the win column. The Somerset County squad rallied off 35 straight points in Friday night’s 35-13 victory over South River, snapping an 12-game losing streak dating back to the 2021 season.“It means everything for this group,” said Bound Brook head coach Dave LePoidevin. “We ha...

The last time Bound Brook tasted this feeling was Oct. 29, 2021.

Complete Box Score »

Two seasons later, the Crusaders are back in the win column. The Somerset County squad rallied off 35 straight points in Friday night’s 35-13 victory over South River, snapping an 12-game losing streak dating back to the 2021 season.

“It means everything for this group,” said Bound Brook head coach Dave LePoidevin. “We have a bunch of young guys who are still trying to figure it all out. We’re going in the right direction.”

It was a difficult stretch for the Crusaders as they went winless a season ago. The opportunity was there against the Rams, who dropped to 0-3.

Bound Brook junior quarterback Jeremiah Norwood found the end zone on a 17-yard run to ignite the scoring, and he connected on a pair of long touchdowns with senior Jarred Wooden, the second on a 95-yarder that put Bound Brook ahead 28-7 in the third quarter.

“It felt like we were together. We had the connection,” Norwood said. “I hate losing. I just hate losing. We just started rolling.”

South River had the early momentum when Gabriel Silva recovered a fumble in the end zone late in the first quarter.

Bound Brook (1-2) responded behind Norwood on the next drive. He found Moses Williams for 23 yards on a 4th-and-7, and from there he powered his way past the Rams defense for a 17-yard TD.

After Bound Brook forced a punt, Norwood went back to work with a 33-yard connection to Lucas Coleman. Amod Dudley got involved in the run game and Kiernan Pareja’s 2-yard score and a two-point conversion between Norwood to Jamile Adoboe had the Crusaders ahead 14-7 with 2:45 remaining in the first half.

The second half was all Bound Brook. Following a South River punt, Norwood found his playmakers in the passing game. An 18-yard strike to Adoboe put the Crusaders in Ram territory. From there, the junior quarterback connected on a deep ball with Wooden for 38 yards to build the lead to 21-7 with 8:16 to go in the third.

Wooden’s second score followed by a long TD run by Dudley assured Bound Brook its first victory in nearly two years. The home crowd had a reason to cheer all night long.

“It’s a great feeling,” Wooden said. “To lose 12 in a row and win one, it’s a great feeling. We just have to keep it going now. This was a great atmosphere. Bound Brook, it’s a great place.”

The Crusaders will look to make it two in a row against Voorhees next Friday night. South River takes on Spotswood next Saturday afternoon.

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South River approves two cannabis manufacturing businesses, another proposed

SOUTH RIVER - Another cannabis business may be coming to the borough.The borough's Zoning Board of Adjustment approved two cannabis manufacturers and processors to operate in a vacant warehouse at 141-143 Russell Ave.Use variances were required because manufacturing is not a permitted use in the R-75 zone.South River resident Tara "Misu" Sargente, owner of Blazin Bakery, the first legal, woman-owned marijuana edibles company in New Jersey, was approved to open a state-licensed ca...

SOUTH RIVER - Another cannabis business may be coming to the borough.

The borough's Zoning Board of Adjustment approved two cannabis manufacturers and processors to operate in a vacant warehouse at 141-143 Russell Ave.

Use variances were required because manufacturing is not a permitted use in the R-75 zone.

South River resident Tara "Misu" Sargente, owner of Blazin Bakery, the first legal, woman-owned marijuana edibles company in New Jersey, was approved to open a state-licensed cannabis manufacturing facility in the Russell Avenue warehouse.

Sargente, who also owns Green Alchemy, sought a use variance to run a 4,094-square-foot manufacturing facility in the warehouse.

A use variance also was approved for Cedar Fairmont Health Cultivators, of East Brunswick, to operate a cannabis manufacturing facility at the site.

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An application for another cannabis manufacturing facility has been submitted to the borough by Carlos A. Erba for a property at 190 William St. owned by W./S.C. LLC of Sayreville. That application is scheduled to be heard by the borough Planning Board on May 16.

In October, Noble 1 was approved by the Zoning Board of Adjustment to grow cannabis at 1 Martin Ave., the former site of Ecko Unlimited.

Borough officials applauded the project, saying it would bring much-needed revenue into the borough coffers.

"This is going to help the taxpayers," Councilman Peter Guindi previously said. "We project it will bring about $500,000 a year to the borough. We would be foolish as a mayor and council to say no to something that can help this town in a dramatic way. We talk about how we're going to be business-friendly, here's business-friendly. The faster we bring in businesses, the faster it will help the town, residents, other businesses and our infrastructure."

The new approvals come as the Borough Council approved a referendum that will ask voters in November whether they want businesses that sell marijuana for adult recreational use to operate in the borough.

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