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

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Arthritis

Soft tissue injury

ACL tears

MCL tears

Patella dislocation

Misalignment of the kneecap

Patella tendonitis

Jumper's knee

Osgood Schlatter's Disease

Knee

With the right treatment,

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

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

Physical Therapy:

Optimizing Musculoskeletal Health with Conservative Care

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

Advanced Knee Pain Treatment Spotswood, 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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Chargers New Mascot Set to Make Debut

Bolt will be on the sidelines for Chargers home games, pep rallies, and special events at the high school throughout the school year. There's a special Charger in town and his name is Bolt. Meet the newest member of the Chargers cheer squad and Spotswood High School's electric mascot. Photo Credit: Jackie CassidyBolt will make his debut on Thursday at Spotswood High School's football game against Highland Park High School at Chargers Stadium at 7 p.m. Photo Credit: Jackie Cassi...

Bolt will be on the sidelines for Chargers home games, pep rallies, and special events at the high school throughout the school year.

There's a special Charger in town and his name is Bolt. Meet the newest member of the Chargers cheer squad and Spotswood High School's electric mascot. Photo Credit: Jackie Cassidy

Bolt will make his debut on Thursday at Spotswood High School's football game against Highland Park High School at Chargers Stadium at 7 p.m. Photo Credit: Jackie Cassidy

Bolt was a special gift to the Chargers from the senior football parents and players. Photo Credit: Jackie Cassidy

Bolt will be on the sidelines for Chargers home games, pep rallies, and special events at the high school throughout the school year. Photo Credit: Jackie Cassidy

There's a special Charger in town and his name is Bolt. Meet the newest member of the Chargers cheer squad and Spotswood High School's electric mascot. Photo Credit: Jackie Cassidy

By Dawn Miller

Last UpdatedSeptember 12, 2023 at 2:07 PM

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - There's a new Charger is town and he's positively electric. Spotswood High School is unveiling a mascot this week, and he's sure to get everyone charged up.

Bolt will be making his debut at the Chargers/Highland Park football game on Thursday. Spotswood High School's new mascot was a special gift from the Chargers senior football parents and players.

Bolt made his first appearance last week, surprising the Chargers' football players and cheerleaders at the Friday night pasta dinner before Saturday's game with David Brearley High School. Dee Mastrolonardo, a senior parent on the team, is the spokesperson for Bolt. Mastrolonardo's son Steven is a tight end and middle linebacker for the Chargers.

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Spotswood High School Head Cheer Coach Jackie Cassidy is very excited to welcome Bolt to the sidelines.

"Bolt will be helping get the crowd pumped up at Charger Stadium," Cassidy said. "We hope to include him with our cheers and chants throughout the game."

Bolt will eventually be making his way into the Chargers cheer routines as well.

"Bolt is completely new for all involved," Cassidy said. "So, we are excited to find creative ways to incorporate Bolt into our cheers."

So, how does the cheer squad feel about Spotswood High School's newest Charger?

"We are ecstatic," Cassidy said on behalf of the squad. "We love using new ways to involve the crowd and keep the energy going."

Bolt won't just be making an appearance at home football games. He will be joining the cheerleaders at pep rallies and other events throughout the school year.

Bolt is pretty thrilled too about his upcoming debut at the Chargers/Owls game on Thursday.

"I am indeed excited for this debut and I hope it increases the energy on the field and off," Bolt said.

He is looking forward to helping to make the game electric in his own special way.

"I will make sure the crowd is always being loud and giving support to the team as well as I would be doing alongside them," Bold added.

Spotswood fans can come out and give a fully charged home crowd welcome to Bolt on Thursday at the Spotswood High School Football Stadium. Kickoff for the Chargers/Owls game is at 7 p.m.

"We are so grateful to the senior football players and parents," Cassidy said. "The cheer team and I cannot thank them enough for the newest addition to the sideline."

Community-Wide Yard Sale in Spotswood

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Yard sale lovers will want to check out the community-wide garage sale on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 50 homes in the borough are participating on Saturday and over 30 on Sunday. Addresses for homes taking part in the community-wide yard sale can be found on the Spotswood Recreation Department's Facebook page. Early birders are asked to respect the 8 a.m....

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Yard sale lovers will want to check out the community-wide garage sale on Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. More than 50 homes in the borough are participating on Saturday and over 30 on Sunday. Addresses for homes taking part in the community-wide yard sale can be found on the Spotswood Recreation Department's Facebook page. Early birders are asked to respect the 8 a.m. start time.

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School music program held its annual spring Band Award Banquet on Friday, May 19 in the school's cafetorium. Spotswood High School Band Director Sarah Carino-Koza served as the evenings emcee as students and the volunteers for the Spotswood High School Band Parents Association were recognized for their contributions for the 2022-23 academic year. This spring was another successful one for the award-winning music program that features Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemb...

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School music program held its annual spring Band Award Banquet on Friday, May 19 in the school's cafetorium. Spotswood High School Band Director Sarah Carino-Koza served as the evenings emcee as students and the volunteers for the Spotswood High School Band Parents Association were recognized for their contributions for the 2022-23 academic year. This spring was another successful one for the award-winning music program that features Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Brass Choir. In April, the band attended the Festivals of Music in Boston and once again brought back top honors.

The Spotswood High School Jazz Band came in third place in the High School Jazz Band Class and received a rating of superior. This was the first superior rating for the Chargers Jazz Band in the program's history. The members of the SHS Jazz Band earned a score or 90.17 out of a possible 100 points. Spotswood's Symphonic Band came in first place in the High School Concert Band Class A and also received a rating of superior. The Chargers Symphonic Band also earned a superior rating at last spring's competition. Spotswood's Symphonic Band was awarded the highest score of all the high school bands at this year's Festivals of Music, earning a score of 91.5 out of a possible 100 points. The Symphonic Band was given the William D. Revelli Concert Band Award for the Best Overall High School Band.

Spotswood High School senior Caden Dowgin received recognition for his vibraphone solo of Thelonius Monk's classic chart Round Midnight. Dowgin's performance earned him a medal for the Best High School Jazz Soloist.

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At the 2022-23 Band Award Banquet, the following students received award for their accomplishments this year.

Unsung Hero Award

Most Promising Award

Most Improved Award

Outstanding Musician Award

Achievement in Pep Band

Excellence in Jazz Award

Maestro Award

Carino-Koza also took time out of the evening to recognize the programs graduating seniors. Katrina Cicero, Julian Counterman, Adriana Da Rocha, Daniela Da Rocha, Caden Dowgin, Jarod Janssens, Charles Johnson, Julianna Krefski, Matthew Olejarvzyk, Ashley Perdun, Michael Peter, Jack Reed, Zain Sadiq, Preston Smith, Hailey Sosnowski, Yasin Strickland and Maya Yanchuck are all members of Spotswood High School's Class of 2023.

The musicians were also acknowledged for their participation in the program's musical offerings including:

Concert Band

Honors Wind Ensemble

Pep Band

1st Year Members

2nd Year Members

3rd Year Members

4th Year Members

Jazz Band

Percussion Ensemble

Brass Choir

The program held it's annual spring concert showcasing the talents of the Spotswood High School music program on May 11.

Spotswood High School Holds Second Annual Senior Walk

The Schonely School Senior Walk included a remembrance to kindergarten teacher Janice Cooper. Cooper passed away in the spring of 2020 following a long battle with cancer.Photo Credit: Nicole JanssensMembers of Spotswood High School's Class of 2023 got to go back to where it all started at the Schoenly School on Wednesday for the second annual Senior Walk.Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of the Schoenly SchoolPhoto Credit: Photo Courtesy of Spotswood High SchoolPhoto Credit: Photo Cou...

The Schonely School Senior Walk included a remembrance to kindergarten teacher Janice Cooper. Cooper passed away in the spring of 2020 following a long battle with cancer.

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Members of Spotswood High School's Class of 2023 got to go back to where it all started at the Schoenly School on Wednesday for the second annual Senior Walk.Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of the Schoenly School

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The Schonely School Senior Walk included a remembrance to kindergarten teacher Janice Cooper. Cooper passed away in the spring of 2020 following a long battle with cancer.Photo Credit: Photo Courtesy of the Schoenly School

Members of Spotswood High School's Class of 2023 got to return to Milltown's Parkview and Joyce Kilmer Schools on Wednesday for the second annual Senior Walk. Photo Credit: Nicole Janssens

By Dawn Miller

PublishedJune 14, 2023 at 1:33 PM

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The countdown to graduation has officially begun for Spotswood High School seniors. With graduation just one week away, Chargers seniors had the opportunity to go back to where it all began with the second annual Senior Walk. Seniors from Spotswood and Helmetta returned to the Schoenly, Appleby and Memorial Middle Schools while Milltown seniors got the opportunity to go back to the Parkview and Joyce Kilmer Schools on Wednesday. Students walked through their old schools to applause and cheers from current students and staff. The seniors posed for pictures and had the chance to see former teachers and principals.

The first Senior Walk was held last June, and it was four years in the making thanks to the pandemic. It was the brainchild of Schoenly School First Grade teacher Carol Kuhn, Spotswood Board of Education member Suzanne Krainski and Spotswood School District parent Lara Krefski. The 2023 Senior Walk was the last for Kuhn. The longtime teacher is retiring at the end of the school year.

Schoenly again included a special tribute to kindergarten teacher Janice Cooper. Cooper passed away in the spring of 2020 following a long battle with cancer. She was 47. An empty desk stood in remembrance of Cooper's Crew of Smart Cookies as some members of the Class of 2023 started their educational journey in Cooper's classroom.

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Last year's addition of the Senior Walk to the Chargers annual Senior Week activities was so positive, it will now be a mainstay. The walk was originally scheduled for last week, but was delayed because of the issues with air quality due to the Canadian wildfires.

"Schoenly School was so proud to welcome our senior friends back to the building where it all started," Schoenly School Principal Jessica Ayers said. "The energy level was at an all-time high as our seniors walked in to upbeat music, hand-made signs made by our students and banners signed by every single staff member and student at Schoenly School. There was no short supply of smiles and tears of happiness from staff and students alike."

Spotswood High School's Class of 2023 graduates on Wednesday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Gymnasium.

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