Orthopaedic medicine involves treating conditions that affect the bones, soft tissue and joints.
It includes non-surgical treatments for conditions such as backache, neck pain, sports injuries, and early osteoarthritis of the hip or knee joint.
Why choose Cromwell Hospital for orthopaedic medicine?
Our orthopaedic medicine team are highly trained, using the latest techniques and best practices to provide you with the best treatment possible.
We take a holistic approach - the team also works closely with orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, GPs and pain clinics, to ensure that you get any extra treatment you may need.
What does orthopaedic medicine involve?
There are a wide variety of treatments available at Cromwell Hospital to help prevent and manage pain, including:
- Manipulation – a type of manual therapy where your muscles are massaged to get rid of any knots or knits which are causing you pain. This method is useful for lower back pain, neck pain and sports injuries.
- Injections – normally steroids, which reduce swelling at the source of the pain. Injections are normally used to treat joint pain and back pain.
- Posture correction – this involves giving you training on how to stand, walk and sit properly, preventing strain on your muscles and ligaments. This method is also suitable for reducing pain in the neck and back.
- Exercise - depending where your injury is, we will teach you a series of exercises to help you manage the pain in that area.