Joint Treatment Options: Ryan M. Palmer D.O.

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If a joint is beginning to wear out, there may be excellent conservative management techniques that we can employ that can range anything from oral anti-inflammatory medications, topical anti-inflammatory creams, intra-articular steroid injections, braces.

Certainly, physical therapy is always a mainstay of our treatment, and that’s in regards to maintaining excellent muscle and tendon health that surrounds the affected joint.

Maintaining good weight is an appropriate conservative management for preservation of a joint. If the wear and tear process becomes too great and the patient is debilitated enough through pain and dysfunction in their daily life, then joint replacement becomes a very beneficial option.

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