Joint Preservation Program

The tools you need to strengthen and preserve your joints.

Most medical conditions can’t be fixed with just a pill. Joint care is the same -- keeping your joints strong and mobile takes careful attention from you and your doctor.

Our bone and joint specialists offer the Joint Preservation Program to help people with joint pain and osteoarthritis receive education about appropriate care for their condition. We take a team approach by working with specialists from other fields of medicine, including but not limited to orthopedic sports medicine doctors, primary care doctors, physical therapists and athletic trainers to work with you to find ways to relieve your pain.

The Joint Preservation Program includes:

  • Increasing use and knowledge of non-surgical treatment when possible
  • Teaching you how to take charge of your condition based on activity level and available treatment options
  • Education on surgical options and referrals to Joint Replacement specialists as needed

Joint preservation classes

Attend one of our free joint preservation classes and learn about methods to slow the progression of arthritis and other joint conditions while maintaining an active lifestyle.

Class participants learn about:

  • How your joints work
  • Self-management of pain
  • Medical treatments
  • Physical therapy and physical activity education
  • How and when to use ice or heat
  • Surgical options

These classes are free and open to the public. You don’t have to be a current patient to attend. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 313-972-4196.

Joint Preservation Classes

Please note: We need at least eight people registered to hold a class. We will contact you in advance if we need to cancel a class.

Additional Resources

Orthopedic Virtual Visits

Meet with a provider from the comfort and safety of home.

Schedule Appointment Online

If you are having an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Please do not utilize this scheduling feature for urgent medical situations.

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

If you have traveled to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone suspected to have the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), please contact our nurse line @ 313- 874-7500 prior to scheduling.

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