After the initial consultation and a thorough analysis of any test results different treatment options are discussed. There are two basic categories that these options fall into; non-surgical and surgical.

Non-surgical treatment options:
Dr. Feldman's approach is basically a conservative one, exploring conservative and alternative options before suggesting surgery.

Nothing is found to be wrong.
If examinations and tests do not show any treatable injury or problem, the patient is dismissed.

Conservative non-surgical treatments:
Any or all of these may be combined to treat the injury:

  • Physical therapy
  • Rest or decreased use of the problem area
  • Medications

Alternative therapies:
These are recommended only when deemed safe and appropriate by Dr. Feldman. They may also be suggested for complimentary use with surgical and non-surgical procedures.

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Orthodics, braces
  • Active Release Therapy

Surgical options:
Surgery would be considered only when  non-surgical options or all non-surgical options are not indicated or have been exhausted.

  • Surgery is tailored to the problem
  • It is usually done in a hospital, in an out-patient setting
  • Surgery is usually short (2 hours) and done with local anesthetics

Post-operative visit is scheduled within  7 days
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