Conservative Treatment Options

For many patients, it is reassuring to know that at Albany Arthritis & Orthopaedic Center we explore all conservative treatment options before surgery is considered.

* Medication - anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed to help relieve pain and swelling.
* Physical Therapy - specific exercises recommended by a physical therapist may help keep joints flexible, reduce stiffness, and build muscle strength.
* Joint Fluid Supplements - "joint grease" injections that lubricate the damaged joint may provide temporary pain relief, but not a cure.

Conservative Treatments First

If conservative treatments prove inadequate, our orthopaedic surgeons may be able to relieve your joint pain with minimally invasive surgical solutions, including:

* Joint Realignment Procedures
* Ligament Reconstruction
* Arthroscopy
* Partial Joint Replacement