Joint replacement, whether it is your knee or hip, is a major surgery that must be heavily considered. If you have osteoarthritis that is causing you joint pain and stiffness or keeping you from enjoying an active lifestyle, you are probably ready for a treatment. However, you may not be able or willing to under a surgical joint replacement – at least not right away. Don’t worry; delaying joint replacement doesn’t mean you’ll have to live in pain. There are many alternative non-surgical therapies that can help you manage your osteoarthritis symptoms.
Non-Surgical Treatment for Osteoarthritis Symptoms
At Manhattan Sports Therapy, we recognize that not every patient is ready for joint replacement. Whether it is due to your young age, fear of recovery or expense of the procedure, we are proud to give our patients a full menu of non-surgical services to reduce or eliminate pain from this disruptive joint condition.
In addition to taking anti-inflammatories, losing weight, getting cortisone injections or taking glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin supplements, Dr. Nemirovsky uses the following research-based sports medicine treatments to restore hip, shoulder or knee function:
- Active Release Technique® (ART)
- Cold-Laser Light Therapy
- Graston Technique®
- Joint Support Taping
- Kinesiology Taping
- Muscle Stretching and Strength Training
- Soft Tissue Treatment
Need to buy some time before you are ready to undergo a knee, hip or shoulder replacement? Contact our team of experts for a consult. We can help determine which treatment is best for your specific symptoms and lifestyle.