Increasing evidence continues to show that physical therapy should be considered prior to many orthopaedic surgeries that involve degenerative conditions. In this latest press release, doctors and radiologists found that surgery for meniscal injuries of the knee can lead to a higher risk of developing osteoarthritis. In conclusion, they stated that physical therapy should be sought after because surgery can be “detrimental to the knee joint.”
Although there are times when surgery is necessary, research over the last few years continues to show that physical therapy should be the first choice for degenerative conditions. Physical therapy is a cost-effective option that can provide significant pain relief and allow patients to return to the activities they enjoy!