Non Invasive Treatments for Joint Pain
There are many non-invasive or conservative treatments for joint pain, according to Dr. Drew Krajeski, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Mary Medical Center. He suggests that pain caused by age, arthritis and injury can often be relieved without surgery. Exercises to strengthen the muscles and mobilize the joints can help, along with anti-inflammatory medications or injections of steroids.
He urges patients to enjoy a healthy life style. Eat sensibly, exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight. He says avoiding a sedentary lifestyle is essential for people wanting to remain pain free as long as possible.
If you’re looking for one of the best overall exercises to add to your program, Dr. Krajeski suggests swimming. Since your body is buoyant in the water, it’s a not weight bearing exercise which protects aching knees, ankles and hips. It’s a good aerobic exercise that works a number of muscle groups and it’s an activity that you can enjoy for a lifetime.