Physical Therapy May Prevent Surgery

February 28, 2018

 

 

 

Did you recently sprain your ankle? Or maybe your old knee injury is acting up again? When you decide to visit your doctor and are told surgery may be an option, think of the alternative. So many inconveniences come along with getting surgery. There is a long recovery and disruption of your normal day-to-day lifestyle. Many people do not want to deal with the extra time off and pain that comes along with it. Our physical therapists in Ronkonkoma are here to help you skip surgery and get you back to feeling like your old self.

 

Common injuries where physical therapy is more beneficial:

  • Torn Ligaments & Tendons

  • Tendinitis

  • Fractures

  • Arthritis

  • Dislocations

  • Back pain

  • Sprains

 

Maybe you were just walking down the street or maybe you were playing soccer when you did it: You landed on your ankle the wrong way and twisted it too far. After you sprain your ankle once,  you are more likely to sprain it again and each new sprain adds additional damage. In order to prevent the additional damage which will lead to surgery, physical therapy is the answer. Our physical therapists in Ronkonkoma are the people to help you regain ankle strength and balance through exercises to help prevent future injury.

 

Furthermore, studies show physical therapy works just as well as surgery for those who have torn knee cartilage.This is a very common injury because cartilage is prone to tearing. Physical therapy aims at easing inflammation, strengthening muscles, and improving range of motion. Most of the time even after surgery it is recommended you attend physical therapy and experience the same improvements of those who have not received the surgery. In this case, physical therapy in Ronkonkoma makes the most sense.

 

Not only will you avoid surgery by attending physical therapy, but you will also leave with:

  • A shortened recovery time

  • Improved mobility and balance

  • A reduced need for prescription medications

  • Strengthened muscles

  • Knowledge to help prevent further injury

 

No matter what specific problem you are dealing with our physical therapists can properly evaluate you. Contact our Physical Therapists in Ronkonkoma to make an appointment.

 

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