Knee injuries can happen when you're exercising or playing sports, but you could hurt your knee just tripping over your front step. If you have a knee injury, the experienced team at NJ Spine and Wellness can help you get better faster. At their offices in Matawan, East Brunswick, Freehold, and Old Bridge, New Jersey, you can benefit from multidisciplinary treatment and state-of-the-art technologies to diagnose and treat your knee injury. Call the NJ Spine and Wellness location nearest you to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Knee injuries are likely to happen when you're engaged in sporting activities and during training or exercise programs. Injuries typically occur if you jump or land awkwardly, stretch too far, or stop, turn, or twist suddenly.
These actions all put immense strain on your knee joint, which is already supporting most of your weight. The result might be that the ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in your knee tear or rupture, or the bones break or dislocate.
Being inactive is no guarantee of avoiding knee injuries, though. Similar damage might arise from a simple trip or fall at home, at work, or from a traffic accident.
There are numerous types of knee injuries you might sustain, but the most common include:
Sometimes several injuries occur at the same time, for example, dislocation accompanied by a ligament sprain.
Knee injuries are relatively common, and most respond well to self-care. Avoid activities that aggravate your knee, take over-the-counter pain relief, and apply ice packs to the injured knee.
These treatments help reduce inflammation and allow your knee to heal. However, if your knee pain is severe and you can't bear putting weight on it, or the pain persists despite self-care measures, it's time to set up an appointment at NJ Spine and Wellness.
In many cases, their experienced multidisciplinary team can relieve your knee pain through nonsurgical techniques such as:
You might also benefit from complementary therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic.
Wherever possible, the NJ Spine and Wellness team uses the least invasive approaches to treat knee injuries. However, surgery might be necessary for severe ligament or cartilage tears that can't heal any other way.
Surgeries for knee injuries include:
The NJ Spine and Wellness team specializes in minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to repair knee injuries. An arthroscopy requires much smaller incisions than open surgery, causing less tissue damage and promoting faster healing.
If you suffer a knee injury, get prompt, expert treatment from NJ Spine and Wellness. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online today.