Aching knees and shoulders, painful hips, limited mobility, and pain from sports injuries are all common complaints of those who live an active lifestyle. While some of these symptoms occur as part of the natural aging process, many others result from participation in sports, athletic injuries or even illnesses. Regardless of the reason, joint trouble can slow a person down, make getting around a painful task, and put the brakes on an active, fulfilling lifestyle. The range of problems that can occur in your joints is broad and covers every age and lifestyle; however, all are subject to similar treatment options that we offer at Monterey Spine & Joint.
Top medical expertise and the latest technology and equipment help us determine the right course of treatment for each patient. Our highly trained physicians are skilled in treating all joint problems, with the hip, knee and shoulder a particular focus. And while our surgeons are known for handling some of the most difficult, complex cases, their first priority is to explore nonsurgical options. A prime focus is optimal recovery time, so the patient can return to a normal active life.
We are committed to conservative treatment first, with operative options as a last resort only after nonsurgical methods have been exhausted. And when surgery is the best option, we seek first to find the least invasive alternative. The advantages to this emphasis are many, with less pain and quicker recovery times at the top of the list. Our sports medicine approach to chronic joint problems is helpful in getting patients moving again, and resuming an active lifestyle at home, play and work.