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Should I Get Surgery…

Many of us have questioned, at one point or another, whether or not we should get surgery. This is one of the most common questions we get asked at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center, ans it is a tough question, with several things to consider. Most people do not have a complete understanding of what happens during surgery and the potential risks it has. It is important to make sure we have a complete understanding of what surgery is being performed, the benefits, and potential risks, before anyone should even consider surgical intervention. 

What to know about surgery

  • No matter how small is invasive 
  • Surgery is not a quick fix and most times requires follow up Physical Therapy
  • It has other complications and risks associated with it
  • Surgery may not correct the issue

What to know about Physical Therapy

  • Non-invasive
  • No risk of complications
  • Cost effective
  • Can help decrease pain and return to normal lifestyle
  • Teaches you what to do for long term success

When you ask this question our therapists answer with, why not try Physical Therapy first? Worst thing that happens is that your pain doesn’t completely resolve. Trying a non-invasive approach, such as physical therapy, to solve your problems first can save time on recovery and avoid any unnecessary complications and risks. Many people come into physical therapy fully expecting needing surgery, but after a couple weeks of PT, are pain free and back to their active lifestyles. No surgery required, even years after Physical Therapy. Physical Therapy is safe, effective, and cost effective. 

By: Jason Makoutz DPT

If you or someone you know has experienced or is currently experiencing any of these issues or just has questions about how Physical Therapy can help, call our office TODAY at 703-450-4300. We can evaluate you and determine what steps you need to take to return back to your pain free life!

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