Joint Preservation

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Preserving the health of your joints saves you from downtime due to joint pain, avoids the costs of total joint replacement, and, most importantly, helps you stay active and healthy. The exceptional team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, offers advanced biomechanical assessments that evaluate the health of your joints and comprehensive nonsurgical therapies to achieve joint preservation. If you want to learn how to maintain healthy joints, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Joint Preservation Q & A

What does joint preservation mean?

Joint preservation focuses on preventing joint damage with therapies that protect the existing healthy tissues, heal injured tissues, slow down progressive degeneration, and maintain optimal joint function.

When the team at Sensor Medica Clinic analyzes the stress on your joints before needing surgery, they can take steps to alleviate joint pain and preserve the joint.

Though joint preservation refers to surgical and nonsurgical techniques, the team at Sensor Medica Clinic specializes in nonsurgical therapies customized to your age, stage of joint damage, overall health, and activity goals.

What assessments do I need before joint preservation services?

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic begins by reviewing your medical history, discussing your symptoms, and completing a physical examination. They use state-of-the-art technology to perform non-invasive assessments such as:

Gait and motion analysis

The team uses a combination of sensor pressure treadmills and videographic analysis to fully evaluate your body’s alignment, posture, and gait. They also use inertial motion sensors to assess the range of motion for all your joints and the pressure points sustained by your feet.  

Misalignment in your musculoskeletal systems, poor posture, problems with the way you walk, and coordination problems all place excessive stress on your joints. Joint preservation depends on correcting these problems. 

Balance assessments

Using the freeMed sensor platform, the team evaluates the systems in your body responsible for balance. Normal balance and stability help maintain strong, healthy joints.

What therapies might I receive for joint preservation?

The treatment plan that best preserves your joint depends on your comprehensive physical and biomechanical assessments. Depending on the current health of your joints, the team at Sensor Medica Clinic may recommend therapies such as:

  • Corrective biomechanics with orthotics and braces
  • Extracorporeal shockwave therapy
  • Laser therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma injections
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care

If your joint pain persists after your nonsurgical treatment, you may need joint preservation surgery. The Sensor Medica Clinic team includes highly skilled physicians who perform joint preservation surgery for problems in your foot and ankle. 

To learn more about how you can preserve healthy joints, call Sensor Medica Clinic or book an appointment online today.