Maureen Riggi signed up for a ballroom dance class nearly 15 years ago so she could take part in nightly dances on a cruise. The rest, as they say, was history.
“I just fell in love with ballroom dancing,” Riggi says. “I love everything about it: the music, the dancing, the people. It has become a huge part of my life.”
In addition to classes each week, Riggi also began dancing in showcases. While she loved dancing, the activity was exacerbating knee pain from existing osteoarthritis in her left knee. She saw John Henzes, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute–Dickson City, who recommended conservative treatments such as cortisone injections and physical therapy.