Osteoarthritis is said to be the most common form of arthritis in North America affecting an estimated 27 million persons. Until the recent past, surgical means followed by medication and physical therapy were the primary treatment modality sought by many.
According to the Osteo Relief Institute, Jersey Shore Location, the US Federal Drug Administration has given approval to non-surgical treatment measures for some of the following:
– Degenerative disc disease
– Severe neck problems
– Herniated and bulging discs
– Spinal stenosis
– Osteoarthritis of the knees
The Osteo Relief Institute would likely concur with an article titled “Living With Arthritis,” which asserts exercise is necessary for treatment to strengthen the musculature around the knees. The knee strengthening program offered by the Osteo Relief Institute focuses on “building strength in the quadriceps muscles in the thighs,” according to its website information.It is estimated that among overweight persons, for each one-pound in increased weight, the force across the knee-joint is increased by two to three pounds. That, according to WebMD. Thus, knee strengthening serves to minimize joint injury occurrence in the future as long as one maintains an active exercise regimen.
The Osteo Relief Institute cite wear and tear on muscles and joints is a natural fact of life and aging. The previously mentioned article stated diet, occupation, and obesity can contribute to the prevalence of osteoarthritis. Decreasing intake of processed foods, changing work conditions where possible, and establishing an exercise regimen are suggested measures to slow the condition’s effect on quality of life. The Osteo Relief Institute is a medical center whose major demographic include older adults and summer tourists who vacation at or near the Jersey Shore (https://www.healthgrades.com/group-directory/nj-new-jersey/wall-township/osteo-relief-institute-wall-nj-oomj9t5).
The Osteo Relief Institute personnel are happy to answer questions about the services provided and may be contacted through the website or by phone (DialDish).