Non-Surgical Orthopaedic Injury Treatment

Sprains, strains, fractures and other orthopaedic conditions have many non-surgical treatment options. And to the patient’s benefit, rehabilitation times with these conservative methods are typically shorter and carry less risk than undergoing a surgical procedure.

Our orthopaedic physicians explore all the possible options to avoid surgery, but sometimes it becomes the only option for effectively treating the injury and managing pain. We also consider if avoiding surgery could result in long-term impairment, pain or dysfunction.

Examples of non-surgical orthopaedic treatments include:


Orthotics involves the use of devices such as splints or braces to correct an injury. These devices need to be properly designed by a qualified orthotist to fit the patient’s body and their specific injury.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Through a range of motion exercises, strengthening techniques and patient education, physical and occupational therapy can help patients with orthopaedic injuries, diseases or changes in physical conditions.Physical and Occupational Therapy

Biologics and Injections

We offer revolutionary procedures to help patients heal quickly and effectively, including:

  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy – This procedure uses the patient’s own blood chemistry to heal tendon and ligament injuries, as well as osteoarthritis.
  • PalinGen® Flow – This regenerative medicine technique uses minimally manipulated amniotic tissues to heal and repair injuries and wounds.


To manage pain throughout recovery, we often prescribe patients with anti-inflammatories, acetaminophen, muscle relaxants, topical medications and other types pain relievers. Prescription of medication is most often used in combination with other non-surgical orthopaedic treatments.

Our doctors are committed to combating prescription medication abuse, especially when it comes to the opioid epidemic. We make every possible effort to limit prescription doses and offer alternatives for pain management.

To enforce a strong belief of providing our patients with choices, we offer a full range of non-surgical orthopaedic options at all our locations. We also have walk-in clinics and same-day appointments available for quick, efficient care.


Auburn, NH Ambulatory Surgery Center

45 Dartmouth Dr.
Auburn, New Hampshire 03032

Dover, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

19 Webb Place
Dover, NH 03820

Rochester, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

120 Washington Street Suite 101
Rochester, NH 03839

Portsmouth, NH Orthopaedic Clinic (Walk-In Clinic)

155 Borthwick Avenue, Suite 102
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Raymond, NH Orthopaedic Clinic

6 Freetown Road
Raymond, NH 03077


The percentage of high school sports-related injuries that are ankle sprains, making them one of the most common injuries for young athletes.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

All Access Sports Medicine locations can treat patients with non-surgical methods if applicable for their condition.

Our staff understands and recognizes the importance of providing current and accurate workers’ compensation information and patient progress reports in a timely manner. Above all, our focus is on the recovery process and getting patients back to work quickly.

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Specializing Doctors

All Access Sports Medicine physicians and physician assistants are able to evaluate injuries and conditions that may benefit from non-surgical treatment.

What is an orthotist?

An orthotist is trained to prescribe, design, fit and monitor external devices for patients who need more mobility or to correct an injury. The orthotist’s goal is to ensure the device, such as an ankle brace, is fitted properly and is comfortable for the patient. Common devices can be fitted for the foot, spine, ankle or knee.

What orthopaedic injuries can be treated non-surgically?

Common injuries and conditions that can be treated with conservative, non-operative methods include acute sprains and strains, back pain, fractures, overuse injuries, repetitive motion injuries and other conditions. The patient’s unique case combined with a physician’s evaluation will determine the proper mode of treatment.

What are the symptoms of a sprain?

Swelling, bruising, tenderness and a limited range of motion are the most common symptoms for sprains. However, sprains can range from mild to severe, so it’s important to have your condition assessed by a physician.