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Orthopedic Non-Surgical Treatment

Orthopedic Non-Surgical Treatment for Knee and Shoulder Conditions in Wiregrass/Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Zephyrhills, and Brandon, FL

Dr. Ira Guttentag provides a broad array of orthopedic non-surgical treatments for the knee and shoulder at Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine. He always reserves surgery as a last resort, attempting first to relieve symptoms through conservative treatments.

Some of the orthopedic non-surgical treatments that are available for knee and shoulder conditions include:

  • Rest – Taking a break from activities that are causing you pain can give your knee or shoulder time to heal.
  • Use of heat and ice – You can apply heat before activity to improve blood flow and relax your muscles, and then ice after activity to reduce pain and swelling.
  • Over-the-counter medications – Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Bayer and Advil can help reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling.
  • Physical therapy – You can work with a physical therapist to strengthen the muscles around your knee or shoulder to support the joint.
  • Cortisone injections – These injections of steroids are an orthopedic non-surgical treatment that can reduce pain and inflammation in a joint for up to several months.
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections – By injecting platelet-rich fluid derived from your own blood, Dr. Guttentag can promote healing in a damaged joint.
  • Stem cell injections – These injections use bone marrow stem cells from your own body to promote the regeneration of cartilage in a damaged joint.

To learn more about the orthopedic non-surgical treatment options that are available for your knee or shoulder, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Guttentag.

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