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Orthopedics is a specialty of medicine that deals with the prevention and correction of injuries and disorders of the muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments and joints. Orthopedic physicians use nonsurgical and surgical treatments for sport’s injuries, trauma, fractures, degenerative diseases and other orthopedic conditions.
We’re here to help you stay active and healthy. Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and doctors are specifically trained to diagnose and treat conditions ranging from sport’s injuries, tennis elbow, knee injuries and Achilles tendon tears to carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis.
Our orthopedic surgeons are trained in the latest surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery for hip replacement, knee replacement, trigger finger, ACL reconstruction and more.
Staying Active is a Lifestyle
We believe it’s important to stay active throughout your life, even if you have a degenerative disease, such as osteoarthritis. Ask your doctor or physical therapist to help you develop an exercise program that is right for you.
- Strengthening exercises help build muscle to support your joints
- Aerobic activities help keep your heart and lungs in shape
- Stretching and range-of-motion exercises help keep you flexible
- General exercise helps you lose weight, which is important for taking extra stress and pressure off of the knees, ankles and feet
- Exercise also helps lift your mood, which is especially important when you are dealing with a chronic injury or condition
The hip joint is the largest ball and socket joint in the body. It is designed for durability, but it is still vulnerable to overuse and degeneration. Athletes tend to stress the muscles of the hip from repetitive use and trauma. Falling is a particular issue for seniors, which can lead to a broken hip (because the bones have deteriorated) and eventually hip replacement surgery.
Some of the common hip pain issues that our orthopedic doctors treat are:
- Hip flexor muscle strain
- Hip impingement
- Hip dysplasia
- Hip labral tear
- Osteonecrosis of the hip
- Hip bursitis
- Hip arthritis
- Hip fracture
Knee pain is a common complaint. Because the knee is the meeting point of three bones, four major ligaments, major muscles, cartilage and tendons, it is a complex joint that is susceptible to overuse injuries, trauma and arthritis. Pain can occur in the front of the knee, the sides of the knee, behind the knee or deep in the joint.
Some common knee injuries and conditions that our orthopedic doctors treat are:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury
- Meniscus tear
- Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome)
- Iliotibial (IT) band syndrome
- Knee fracture
Lower Leg, Ankle and Foot Pain
Pain and injuries in the lower leg, ankle and foot can keep you from doing the things you love. Whether you are an athlete, weekend warrior or retired, it’s important to get treatment as soon as possible to avoid more damage to the nerves and tissues.
Common lower leg, ankle and foot conditions that our orthopedic doctors treat are:
- Compartment syndrome
- Achilles tendon tears
- Plantar fasciitis
- Broken ankle, sprain or strain
- Fractures or stress fractures of the foot or toe
Shoulder pain is a common issue, especially for active people, athletes and people who are just getting older. The shoulder is a joint that can move in many different ways, making it a vulnerable part of the body. The muscles and tendons need to work hard to stabilize the shoulder because it’s an area that gives us a lot of movement and range of motion.
Resting the joint and applying ice packs are usually the best way to treat new shoulder pain, and physical therapy may also help with this condition. But, if pain or weakness continues for a week or more, it’s time to see your doctor.
Common causes of shoulder pain that our orthopedic doctors treat include:
- Shoulder impingement
- Rotator cuff injury or tear
- Shoulder bursitis
- Biceps tendonitis
- Frozen shoulder
- Arthritis in the shoulder
- Shoulder fractures or dislocations
Wrist and Hand Pain
The hand and wrist are made up of complex and delicate bones, tendons and ligaments. With more and more people using electronic and computer devices, it’s not surprising that there are hand and wrist pain issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome. But, hand and wrist pain is also caused by the natural process of aging and degeneration from arthritis.
With this type of pain, it’s important to see your doctor and get treatment as soon as possible so that you can prevent further damage to the tissues.
Some of the common hand and wrist pain issues that our orthopedic doctors treat are:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Trauma or fracture of hand or wrist
Most elbow pain is the result of repetitive motions from sports, such as tennis, golf or baseball, or occupations such as plumbing, painting, carpentry or cooking.
The common conditions of elbow pain that our orthopedic doctors treat are:
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Ulnar collateral ligament tear
- Biceps tendon rupture
- Elbow fractures