At LAOI our priority is to provide non-surgical care and orthopedic education to our community. We focus on using non-invasive methods to alleviate pain, improve function, and promote healing.

Non-surgical orthopedic treatment options at LAOI include:

  • Physical therapy: exercises and techniques that help improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
  • Medications: over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications to help manage pain and inflammation.
  • Injections: corticosteroid injections to reduce inflammation and pain, or viscosupplementation injections which are a type of lubrication for joints. Platelet-rich plasma therapy and injections promote the natural healing of joints and soft tissues.
  • Bracing: the use of splints, casts, or braces to support and protect an injured area.
  • Lifestyle modifications: changes to diet and exercise habits to promote healing and prevent future injuries.
  • Chiropractic care: manual manipulation of the spine to improve joint function and reduce pain
  • Acupuncture: traditional Chinese medicine that uses thin needles to stimulate specific points on the body to relieve pain and improve function.
  • Massage therapy: manipulative techniques to help relax muscles and improve blood flow, which can aid in the healing process.

These non-surgical treatments are often used as a first line of treatment for orthopedic conditions, as they can be effective in managing pain and improving function without the need for surgery