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Surgery should never be your first option when it comes to relieving joint pain. At Northwestern Center for Orthopedics, we provide a range of alternative options so that our patients can experience relief without having to resort to invasive and expensive surgeries.

Conditions that cause joint pain

There are a variety of conditions that may result in painful joints, and many times they can be addressed without requiring surgery. Conditions include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Meniscus tears
  • Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament and tendon tears

Alternative treatments

Non-invasive treatments allow our physicians to treat patients in an out-patient setting, and can often effectively relieve joint pain without the need for surgery. Examples of alternative treatments include:

  • Non-invasive joint injections (steroids)
  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Braces

Joint repair treatments generally take place in our clinic, or at River North Sameday Surgery, located at 1 E Erie Street, Suite #300. No hospital stay is required.

For more information about joint repair treatment options at NCO, call (312) 943-7850.

For emergency cases call        911