Non-Surgical Options: Shoulder & Elbow Conditions
90% of shoulder and elbow conditions can be sufficiently addressed through conservative lifestyle modifications. For injuries that are caused by stress and overuse, simply resting from and reducing strenuous activities might independently bring about a successful recovery.
In addition to activity modification, there are a number of non-surgical treatment options that your orthopaedic specialist may recommend. These may include RICE, or rest, icing, compression, and elevation, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, immobilizing or assistive devices, such as slings or braces, cortisone injections; or a combination of several of these treatments.