Relief for Your Pain
Millions of people wake up to chronic pain each day, and 80% of adults will experience joint pain at some point in their lives. If you’ve lost your active lifestyle to chronic joint pain, Orthopedic Centers of America is here to help. Depending on the severity of the condition, our physicians have a wide range of non-surgical treatment options may work in treating your pain. These options may be all you need to get relief from your pain.
Call 1-888-549-0835 today to speak with a patient coordinator who can help match you with a board-certified orthopedic specialist who can provide the right treatment for you.
The Benefits of Non-Surgical Treatment
The benefits of non-surgical treatments for injuries or chronic joint pain begins with the ability to properly diagnose the injury and make a personalized treatment recommendation, allowing you to move toward living a full and active life.
The other benefits of non-surgical treatments for joint pain include:
- The ability to work while treating your pain
- Improved flexibility and range of motion
- Learning how to prevent injuries in the future
Depending on the severity of the condition, some causes of joint pain can be treated with non-surgical care, such as:
- Certain muscle and ligament injuries
- Degenerative joint diseases
- Overuse of a joint
Non-surgical joint pain treatments may relieve your joint pain along with other symptoms, such as numbness and tingling.
Preparing for Non-Surgical Treatment
Most non-surgical treatments do not require preparation, but consulting your physician before beginning any new exercise, physical therapy or new medication is essential.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
The following are some of the options available for the treatment of orthopedic injuries without surgery:
- Exercise – Regular exercise can help with stiffness and improve flexibility, as well as help you maintain a healthy weight, which provides less stress on your joints. Exercise also strengthens the muscles that support the frame of the body in prevention of future injuries. When exercising with joint pain, however, it’s important to begin with gentle exercises and gradually increase the intensity as your pain improves.
- Physical therapy – If your orthopedic specialist recommends physical therapy, then the physical therapist can work with you to teach you exercises that can improve your flexibility and relieve your pain. Stretching and strengthening exercises along with gentle aerobic activity can lower stress levels, relieve your pain and help you regain full range of motion. You will also learn techniques for proper lifting and better posture, which can prevent future injuries.
- Heat and cold packs – Alternating heat and cold packs to decrease pain and inflammation and to relieve muscle tension is a common method of non-surgical orthopedic care.
- Over-the-counter pain medications – Occasional use of acetaminophen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help manage inflammation and pain felt in the joints.
- Electrotherapy – This type of non-surgical care uses low-voltage electric stimulation to relieve pain.
- Massage therapy – Manual manipulation of the muscles using massage therapy techniques may provide pain relief and help loosen up stiff muscles.
- Injections – Injecting corticosteroid medication into the affected area of the spine or joints can provide temporary pain relief for moderate back pain.
- Regenerative Medicine – Platelet Rich Plasma or Cell Therapy are two options that regenerative medicine offers to give relief tor joint pain and mend the cause of the pain.
Recovering After Non-Surgical Treatment
In most cases of acute or chronic joint pain, you will experience a resolution of your pain within a few weeks of non-surgical treatments. Those who have been suffering from chronic pain may need surgical treatment to correct the conditions causing their pain.
If you are currently experiencing pain, take back control of your active life with the help of Orthopedic Centers of America and join the thousands of people we’ve already helped. Call us at 1-888-549-0835 today. Our patient coordinators can match you today with an orthopedic specialist in your area. Live pain-free. Take the first step today!