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Nonsurgical

Nonsurgical Joint Pain TreatmentThe 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 as osteoarthritis.

Nonsurgical Joint Pain Treatments

    Assistive Devices
  • Diet or Lifestyle Modifications
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Exercise
  • Over-the-Counter Anti-inflammatory Medications (NSAIDs)
  • Physical Therapy
  • Viscosupplementation

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.

Want to learn more? RSVP for a Joint Replacement Informational Session by calling 843.522.5585 or schedule a visit with an orthopaedic specialist.

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