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NON SURGICAL: Treatment Options


Most common hand and upper extremity conditions are first addressed using conservative, non surgical treatment such as non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and corticosteroidal or other injection therapy. These medications help relieve the pain and inflammation associated with chronic conditions such as arthritis as well as other nerve, tendon and ligament injuries and conditions.

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Injection Therapy

Injection Therapies available for many orthopedic injuries and conditions today are reducing the need for more invasive surgical procedures. Medications such as XIAFLEX®, can now be injected to relieve Dupuytren’s contracture, avoiding the need for surgery. These conservative treatments are expanding the scope of less invasive options available for such common hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, as well as muscle sprains / tears and tendon or ligament damage.

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Rehabilitative Exercises

Rehabilitative exercises are important in all aspects of treatment and recovery. Often times a recurring condition such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and Golfer’s Elbow (medial epicondylitis) can be resolved by changing the manner in which certain activities are performed – and strengthening supporting muscles.

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Ultrasound Therapy

Ultrasound therapy is a high-frequency heat treatment used to stimulate blood flow to an area, in order to promote healing and relieve inflammation for such conditions as tennis elbow and other tendinopathic injuries and conditions.

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