Joint Condition Treatment

Your joints keep you moving, but normal wear and tear or any type of injury can slow you down. Lehigh Valley Health Network's joint care program specializes in treating a variety of joint conditions. We help manage pain, regain function and extend the life of your joints with surgical and nonsurgical treatments for your knees, hips and shoulders.

Joint pain can seriously impact your ability to enjoy life. You also may experience stiffness, swelling and limited movement as a result of arthritis, a joint condition or disorder. Our orthopedic specialists help your joints heal with a variety of treatment options, from range-of-motion exercises to total joint replacement. We help you get better faster so you can get back to life on your terms.

How we treat joint pain

We work hard to extend the life of your natural joints. After diagnosis, our experienced orthopedic team creates a customized treatment plan that covers your unique needs and goals. Joint preservation techniques use surgical and nonsurgical means to preserve a deteriorating joint and delay total joint replacement. Plans are designed to help you recover from joint conditions or injuries as quickly as possible using a variety of therapies.

Joint condition expertise

Whether you have pain in your wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee or back, our orthopedic providers manage many joint conditions, including:

A team approach to care

We take a team approach to the management of your joint pain. After evaluation by an orthopedic specialist and advanced imaging for precise diagnosis, a customized treatment plan will be developed that may include:

Nonsurgical and surgical treatment options

If you have a condition causing joint pain or other symptoms, like limited range of movement, we develop a treatment plan that may include:

  • Exercise, such as range-of-motion and aerobic exercises
  • Heat therapy
  • Medications to reduce pain and inflammation
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Cartilage restoration
  • Physical therapy or occupational therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

Total joint replacements

If other treatment options don’t effectively manage hip, knee or shoulder pain, you could be a candidate for total joint replacement surgery. Our surgeons use the latest techniques and joints made of innovative materials that decrease the impact of wear and offer better long-lasting results. Our team of dedicated surgeons perform more than twice as many joint replacements per year than all other health systems in our region combined. We also perform the most same-day joint replacement procedures.

Convenient rehabilitation locations

We offer orthopedic care, including outpatient rehabilitation, in multiple locations throughout the region. Find an outpatient rehabilitation center near you.

Schedule your visit

To make an appointment with any LVHN orthopedic provider, please contact us at 888-402-LVHN (5846) or complete the online appointment request form.

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