Four Surprising Contributors to Lingering Knee Pain

Four Surprising Contributors to Lingering Knee Pain

Approximately 25% of adults suffer from lingering, chronic knee pain without any clear reason why.  For some, aging and arthritis is to blame, and it’s something to just “live” with. For others, they’re told it’s due to “wear and tear”. Yet despite one or more surgeries to “clean out the knee” – the pain lingersRead More…

Torn Meniscus? Is Surgery Worth it?

Torn Meniscus? Is Surgery Worth it?

It’s estimated that approximately 750,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed every year – the majority of them being due to a torn meniscus. But at a cost of about $4 billion per year – is this surgery even worth it? Let’s investigate… Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that’s commonly done to helpRead More…

Ace Your Game Without Knee Pain: Expert Advice Inside!

Ace Your Game Without Knee Pain: Expert Advice Inside!

Struggling with knee pain but not willing to give up your favorite sports like pickleball and tennis? You’re in the right place! At Manual Medicine Spine & Sports Physical Therapy, we understand your passion for staying active, and we’re here to ensure knee pain doesn’t hold you back. Let’s dive into some of your most pressing questions:Read More…

Tips to Combat Arthritis this Winter

Tips to Combat Arthritis this Winter

People tell me all the time: “I don’t need to check the weather anymore, my joints tell me what’s coming.” And as winter approaches, I know I’m going to be hearing more and more of this. So why is it that arthritis sufferers tend to be impacted more during the colder, wetter months? The actualRead More…

Top Four Benefits of Orthopedic Dry Needling and Why you Should Consider it

Top Four Benefits of Orthopedic Dry Needling and Why you Should Consider it

Orthopedic dry needling is a modern therapeutic treatment technique that has been adopted by physical therapists and medical professionals to alleviate pain and improve muscle function. But despite its escalating popularity, I’m still surprised at how many people are unaware it even exists. What exactly is orthopedic dry needling? Orthopedic dry needling involves the insertionRead More…

Three Science-backed Reasons not to rely on Imaging for Orthopedic Surgery

Three Science-backed Reasons not to rely on Imaging for Orthopedic Surgery

Approximately 7 million people undergo an orthopedic surgery each year in the United States. Topping this list are elective procedures (meaning they are not life threatening or urgent) such as ACL reconstruction, total hip and knee replacements, arthroscopic surgery (meniscus repairs, shoulder decompression, etc), and spinal fusions. Now, what if I told you that of theRead More…

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