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Non-Operative Treatments

Prior to pursuing surgical options, Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists’ team focuses on treatment options to maintain mobility and limit pain.

Based on the patient’s individual goals, those options typically include a combination of:

  • Rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity modification
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Nutritional services
  • Therapeutic injections

What can I expect from physical therapy?

Physical therapy uses a variety of active and passive treatments to help repair and strengthen weak or damaged areas of your body following an injury, surgery, or illness.

It is an essential part of the successful treatment of most musculoskeletal conditions, including all forms of:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Repetitive strain injuries

What are therapeutic injections?

Joint injections are a minimally invasive treatment option for persistent joint dysfunction and pain.

Injections can provide long-term relief of inflammation and pain. They can also improve the function of your joint so you can delay the need for surgery.

You may be a candidate for joint injections if oral medications and physical therapy aren’t enough to treat the pain of joint injuries or conditions like:

  • Gout
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Osteoarthritis

You may also benefit from joint injections if your pain prevents you from participating in physical therapy as part of your treatment plan or if anti-inflammatory medications cannot be used.

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Why come to ATJS for non-operative treatment methods?

Arthritis & Total Joint Specialists is committed to providing the full spectrum of conservative, non-surgical treatment of all arthritic and orthopedic conditions. We commit to exploring all options with you, allowing you to make a sound decision about your health and mobility.

If these treatments aren't relieving your joint pain, or you have a condition that's unlikely to improve using conservative methods, surgery might be necessary.

To get relief from your joint pain, call Arthritis Total Joint Specialists today.

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Call our office to make an appointment or to refer a patient. 770-292-6500