For cases whereby patients request not to have any surgery performed on them, we have the options to provide injections or medications to treat the problem.
Pain relief medications are often used for the relief of pain caused by muscle stiffness. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the production of prostaglandins that causes pain.
Injection in Orthopedic is one of the common treatments. There are several types of injection and it is applied mostly for pain relief and anti-inflammatory purposes.
Physiotherapy is also an option to relieve pain and discomfort, yet strengthening the injured area at the same time. Physiotherapy is mostly used for lower back pain treatment, neck pain treatment, and rehabilitation after surgery.
- Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive treatment method used of soft tissue injuries. They are normally done on patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. The mild shockwaves simulate the pain transmission nerve, immediately reducing pain and triggers the body’s self repairing mechanism.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is using blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets which consists of concentrated source of autologous platelets that consists of multiple growth factors, simulating the healing of bones and soft tissues.
- Cast / Plaster
A cast is able to protect the injured joint or bone rigidly. It holds the broken bone together in a proper alignment and prevents movement while allowing it to heal. It also relieves pain by halting movement.