Is your knee pain costing you?
You might have noticed some crackling in your knees that may be turned into some pain that turned into a lot of pain. It could be knee arthritis, a condition affecting most Americans over the age of 50.
But what is it costing you? Your sports? Playing with your grandkids? Running? Time going to doctor appointments? Money?
Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common conditions. Annual costs of care in the United States for both patients and insurances combined is in excess of $186 billion per year and quality. The measure of the quality of life shows that people with knee pain miss out on a lot of things they enjoy too.
What if there was a way to reduce costs on many levels? Fun fact there is: physical therapy. But not the traditional kind of three times a week for one month. Turns out Knee OA improves most easily with a specific exercise program tailored to the individual in conjunction with manual therapy, a specific form of massage provided by physical therapists).
In recent studies, PT plus intermittent booster visits helped improve Quality of life and reduced costs of treatment over a 2 year period. Imagine being able to do more of what you loved or the long haul!
If you are struggling with knee osteoarthritis that is impacting your daily life and consider coming in for a visit. We pride ourselves on taking an entire hour to work with you on getting you back to what you want to do.