Our orthopedic specialists routinely diagnose and treat a wide range of common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. Regardless of the scope of your orthopedic needs, our orthopedic doctors, physician assistants, physical therapists, and staff will treat you with the utmost respect and attention.
Some examples of common orthopedic injuries and conditions include:
Bone Fractures — Bones can crack and break in a number of different ways with the collarbone, wrist, hip, and ankle among the most frequently broken. It’s usually obvious when you have a broken bone, but not always. We have x-ray machines at both of our locations to evaluate your injury quickly so you can get the proper treatment.
Shin Splints — Most often, shin splints occur on the inside edge of your tibia and are typically the result of vigorous sports activity. An exam by an orthopedic doctor is important to check for any contributing factors or other conditions, such as a stress fracture or tendonitis, that feel like shin splints.
Bursitis — Bursae are small, liquid-filled sacs that cushion joints and help reduce friction. Swelling and disabling pain can result from overuse, extensive pressure, trauma, or other causes.
Tendonitis — Repetitive movement of a particular joint can cause the tendons to become inflamed. This common orthopedic injury often goes by the names pitcher’s shoulder, swimmer’s shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, or jumper’s knee. Despite the association with sports medicine, tendonitis is actually much more common in non-athletes. It’s an easy condition for many people to ignore, but can lead to more severe issues if not properly treated.
Ankle Sprain — While mild sprains can be treated at home with RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation), more severe sprains should be properly treated by an orthopedic doctor to prevent chronic ankle instability (which can lead to more ankle sprains).
Stress Fracture — This type of bone fracture commonly occurs in the lower leg or foot when engaging in intense activity without adequate conditioning or proper footwear. It can also develop in bones weakened by a condition such as osteoporosis.
Dislocated Shoulder — The upper arm bone (humerus) can become either partially or fully dislocated from its socket. Either way, this type of injury can be severely painful, but relief is typically immediate once the shoulder joint is back in place.
Lower Back Pain — There are many causes for lower back pain, most of which resolve in a matter of days. If the pain persists for more than a few weeks, or is accompanied by fever, unexplained weight loss, or other signs of a serious spinal condition, you should call your doctor.
Osteoarthritis — Known as the “wear and tear” type of arthritis, osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in your joints wears away, worsening over time and allowing your bones to rub directly against each other. It can affect any joint in your body, including your spine. There are many non-operative and surgical treatments for this condition. Believe it or not, exercise is vital in the treatment of arthritis.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Pain, numbness, and tingling can occur in the hand and arm when one of the major nerves travels through the wrist to the hand becomes compressed. This condition tends to worsen over time although it may be possible to slow the progression with an early diagnosis.