The primary treatment an orthopaedic physician
will offer for joint pain or injury is conservative
or nonsurgical treatment. Sometimes, a simple
diet change, medication, or the addition of
regular, low-impact exercise is enough to resolve
pain or slow the progression of diseases such
Nonsurgical Joint Pain Treatments
- Diet or Lifestyle Modifications
- Cortisone Injections
- Over-the-Counter Anti-inflammatory Medications (NSAIDs)
- Physical Therapy
A physician may recommend surgery if joint pain has greatly diminished quality of life or cannot be relieved by conservative measures. In most cases, joint replacement surgery is only recommended after exhausting nonsurgical treatment options.
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