Arthritis treatment usually starts with physical therapy. To alleviate swelling and pain and improve movement, the team at Gardner Orthopedics works with you to develop a personalized exercise plan to minimize joint strain while keeping you active.
If you suffer from knee, wrist, or ankle arthritis, an assistive device like a brace can help. The orthopedists at Gardner may also prescribe medications which target pain and swelling.
In more severe conditions, conservative treatments may not be helpful.
Intra-articular injections can deliver medication directly to the affected joint, add lubricating and cushioning substances, and provide steroids which rapidly reduce pain and swelling.
Orthopedic surgery is recommended in the most problematic of cases where weight-bearing joints are severely deteriorated. Gardner Orthopedics excels in a variety of procedures treating arthritis including, but not limited to:
- Joint repair
- Joint replacement
New or surgically-repaired joints function better than the old ones and can last a lifetime.
Early diagnosis and treatment are critical to minimize damage, alleviate pain, and maximize mobility. To stay active and live pain-free, schedule an appointment with Gardner Orthopedics right away by calling or booking online