Non-Surgical Treatments for Hip and Knee Pain: Top Benefits and Options

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement Surgeon located in Scottsdale, AZ

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Nonsurgical Treatment services offered in Scottsdale, AZ

Searching for alternatives to surgery for hip and knee pain? You're not alone.  At Scottsdale Hip and Knee, Dr. Albert offers conservative and non-surgical orthopedic treatment options to ease discomfort, improve joint function, and avoid the risks of surgery.  Some of the treatments even encourage your own body’s natural healing.  From faster recovery to cost-effectiveness, call us to set up an appointment to learn more, or use the online booking feature today.

Non Surgical Treatment Options Q & A

What are some examples of non-surgical orthopedic treatment? 

Non-surgical orthopedic treatment options at Scottsdale Hip and Knee are procedures and treatments that stimulate healing and reduce pain without surgery. While Dr. Albert offers orthopedic surgery, he recommends non-surgical orthopedic treatment options whenever possible.  Many, if not most of Dr. Albert's patients are successfully treated with out surgery. 

What are the benefits of non-surgical orthopedic treatments? 

Undergoing non-surgical orthopedic treatments at Scottsdale Hip and Knee offers a variety of benefits, including:

1. Avoidance of Surgical Risks:
By choosing non-surgical methods, you steer clear of potential complications like anesthesia reactions, infections, and blood clots.

2. No Scarring:
One of the major aesthetic benefits of non-surgical treatments is the absence of scars, maintaining the natural appearance of your skin.

3. Minimal to No Risk of Complications:
These treatments typically have fewer risks compared to surgical interventions, giving patients peace of mind.

4. Less Painful:
Experience reduced discomfort with non-surgical methods compared to post-surgical pain.

5. Speedy Recovery:
Say goodbye to lengthy post-operative recovery. Non-surgical treatments get you back on your feet faster.

6. Cost-Effective Solutions:
Why burn a hole in your pocket with expensive surgeries when there are affordable, non-invasive treatments available?

7. Enhanced Joint Function with Physical Therapy:
With targeted exercises, increase your joint's strength and flexibility. This not only alleviates pain but also boosts your joint's overall health.

8. Personalized Pain Management:
From medications to alternative therapies, customize your pain management regime according to your needs.

9. Highly Effective Outcomes:
Many patients report significant relief and lasting results with non-surgical treatments. These methods often match or even surpass the effectiveness of surgical interventions, providing a testament to their efficacy.

If you have a significant injury or ongoing pain that doesn’t respond to non-operative orthopedic treatment, Dr. Albert may recommend surgery.

Which non-surgical orthopedic treatment is right for me? 

To determine the non-surgical orthopedic treatment that will benefit you, Dr. Albert reviews your medical history, symptoms, treatment preferences, and lifestyle. If you have knee or hip pain due to arthritis, another chronic disease, age-related wear, or an injury, non-surgical orthopedic treatments may work for you. 

Depending on your needs, you may need more than one non-surgical orthopedic treatment option to make a full recovery. 

Which non-surgical orthopedic treatments are available? 

Some of the non-surgical orthopedic treatments available at Scottsdale Hip and Knee include: 


Home remedies 

Dr. Albert coaches you through steps to take at home to ease your discomfort. Examples include using ice or heat packs, wearing a brace, and resting an affected joint while it heals. It’s also essential to eat nutritious foods, take dietary supplements such as tumeric if needed, and perform safe levels of physical activity. 


Physical therapy 

Physical therapy utilizes exercises, stretches, and manual manipulation to stimulate blood flow, boost healing, increase strength, and reduce joint discomfort.  


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) 

PRP uses platelets from a sample of your blood to naturally stimulate cell regeneration. Your own blood is taken and placed in a machine that spins it in a centrifuge to obtain purified platelets which are then injected into the affected tissues.  



Viscosupplementation injections, also known as gel injections, use hyaluronic acid to increase joint lubrication and reduce painful friction. 


Corticosteroid injections  

Steroid injections reduce painful swelling within painful joints. 

To learn more about non-surgical orthopedic treatment at Scottsdale Hip and Knee, call the office or book an appointment online today.