The Joint Preservation Program's goal is to ensure that people with joint pain receive the most appropriate care for their stage of the joint pain and degeneration. Often, this will be a non-operative practitioner who is very familiar with the problems of the specific joint involved based on the stage of the disease and the nature of the patient's symptoms. Our team approach to treating joint pain involves:
- Patient education; teaching individuals how to take charge of their disease based on increased knowledge of their activity levels and treatment options.
- Coordination and collaboration with primary care providers.
- Increasing use of non-operative care options when surgery is not appropriate.
Joint Preservation Classes
Do you suffer from knee or hip pain?
Have you ever been told you have arthritis?
If you answer yes, and you want to live an active life, attend one of our Joint Preservation classes. The class will teach you the skills you need to slow the progression of osteoarthritis and learn how to lessen knee pain while maintaining an active life. Class participants learn about
- Joint anatomy and how joints work
- Pain Management
- Non-surgical options for joint pain
- Physical therapy for joint pain
- Exercises to strengthen joints
The Joint Preservation Program at Henry Ford has been developed by orthopedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physical rehabilitation specialists, and researchers at the Henry Ford Bone and Joint Laboratory, to help patients suffering from joint pain.
More information on osteoarthritis and treatment options
Discover how our Henry Ford Joint experts can help you manage your joint pain. Schedule your appointment online or register for our Joint Preservation Class today.