Bone, joint, and muscle specialists devote their practices to helping patients who experience joint problems. They have a comprehensive understanding of how your joints work and what causes joint pain, and they can provide a precise diagnosis as well as the treatment options best suited for your unique needs.
Our total joint care provider will always pursue the least invasive course of treatment to help you enjoy the best possible outcome. Sometimes, surgery or joint replacement are not the best options, and our total joint specialist always ensures patients have undergone conservative treatment measures before recommending surgical intervention.
Some of the evidence-based conservative and minimally invasive options available include:
Physical Therapy—Your doctor can prescribe physical therapy and work with your therapist to develop a treatment plan to strengthen your joints and reduce limitations from joint pain and stiffness.
Joint Injections—Biological healing factors, anti-inflammatory steroids, and additional medications can be injected into the problem areas of a joint to reduce pain and help your body repair.
Joint Preservation Procedures—A specialty-trained surgeon can preserve your joints, including your hip joint, through minimally invasive procedures that use tiny instruments and a small camera to repair damage and preserve healthy tissues.
In addition to lifestyle modifications, these more conservative treatments offered by our experts can help you keep your joints healthy and help you maintain a high quality of life for years to come.
If you have questions about hip or knee pain or other chronic joint problems, our specialty-trained doctor at Mountain Valley Orthopedics can provide the answers you need. Call us today at (570) 534-0227 or request an appointment online.