Dr. Albert R. Swafford specializes in the upper extremities, namely the arms, and he offers different non-surgical treatments for hand, wrist, and elbow injuries. Non-surgical options frequently include:
Minimizing pain while maximizing recovery time is our goal, and our patients’ health is our top priority. If you are experiencing certain hand, wrist, and elbow conditions and would like to look into non-surgical treatment options, get a referral from your primary care physician and contact our office today!
In some cases, pain can be effectively managed through prescription medications. There are many varieties and dosing options that Dr. Swafford will discuss with you during your consultation. Rather than relying on over-the-counter medications, seeking the professional guidance of an experienced physician can make the difference when finding the right type of medication for you.
Pain management injections are also an option at our office. With regular injections, many patients are able to improve their quality of life. Dr. Swafford can create a treatment plan of pain management injections that work for you.
When it comes to properly healing injuries, splinting can help stabilize and minimize the use of the affected appendage. Although it can be difficult to perform your daily activities while the injured area is healing, splinting is one of the most effective ways to ensure proper healing so you can go back to having full functionality as quickly as possible.
When physical therapy is recommended by your primary care physician to rehabilitate an injury, Dr. Swafford can help facilitate the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
What Can be Treated Non-Surgically?
There are many conditions that can be treated non-surgically, and these conditions include but are not limited to:
- Hand nerve injuries
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Tendon conditions or injuries
- Tumors and cysts
Schedule a consultation to discuss with Dr. Swafford which treatment may be right for your specific condition. We take pride in developing a customized treatment for the improvement of your health.
How Quickly Will I Recover?
Recovery time is dependant upon the severity of your injury as well as the treatment chosen. Dr. Swafford will be happy to discuss all of your options with you, and he will take into account your expectations for a quick recovery.
Don’t let an injury hold you back, contact our office to find out if a non-surgical treatment is right for you!