Different physicians specialize in treating different parts of your body. Orthopedic doctors are experts at helping you maintain the health of your musculoskeletal system. It includes muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and other connective tissue. While your primary care physician can treat general pain, a visit to an orthopedic specialist is necessary if you feel any symptoms affecting your joints or muscles. At Advanced Pain Care, we provide comprehensive orthopedic treatment and pain management for different conditions that affect your musculoskeletal health. Our expert orthopedic physicians specialize in specific body parts like the foot, shoulder, neck, hips, and knee.
Pain is hands down the most prevalent reason people like you and me like to see an orthopedic doctor. The level of pain doesn’t matter. It can be a little or a lot. Irrespective of it, the orthopedic doctor, by finding the root cause of it, helps you gain effective relief.
Are you experiencing pain for more than 12 weeks? Well, it’s now under the category of chronic pain. You must seek medical assistance even if you find your medications helping you sail through it. There’s another red flag that should prompt you to see orthopedic care. If you find it hard to perform basic tasks like climbing stairs or feel unbalanced while standing, sitting, or walking, an orthopedic condition might be the culprit behind it.
Condition Where You Need an Orthopedic Specialist
As orthopedic specialists, our prime focus is to enable our patients to regain strength, movement, and flexibility after an injury. Here are some of the conditions that require you to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic before they cause other complications in your body.
- Knee pain – Knee pain is most commonly a result of conditions like arthritis. Apart from it, injuries during physical activities also strain the knee joint and cause damage.
- Strain Injury – You must have heard people complaining about pulling their muscles in their back, neck, or legs. It means damage to a muscle that works with tendons to facilitate movement. Repetitive strain injuries result in stiffness and tenderness in the affected area.
- Lower back pain – A majority of adults coming to us complain of pain in their lower back. They feel it either as a dull or sharp pain. If your lower back pain persists for more than a few weeks, you must consult with an orthopedic specialist.
- Sciatica – The term sciatica will sound strange to many. But if you experience a burning in your leg, pain in your back while sitting, and weakness, you are likely experiencing sciatica. Several factors like pregnancy or a bone spur on the vertebrae result in this condition. If the sciatica pain lasts beyond six weeks, you must discuss the orthopedic treatment options with a specialist.
- Hip pain/ Replacement – Any kind of discomfort in your outer or inner hip area comes under hip pain. We have found that different patients feel hip pain differently. Some tell us that the pain is excruciatingly sharp, while others complain of dull pain. There are yet others who report a tingling and burning feeling. If you’re not getting relief with home remedies, pain relievers, or rest, it’s time to see an orthopedic doctor.
- Shoulder pain – Of all the different kinds of pains, one of the most widespread ones is shoulder pain. This joint comprises the upper arm bone, collar bone, and shoulder blade. Along with them, it also consists of various muscles, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels. Shoulder pain is a direct result of any of them getting injured or irritated. One of the most painful kinds of pain is a rotator cuff tear. It will drastically reduce your range of motion.
- Frozen Shoulder – It’s yet another painful condition that makes your shoulder stiff. Typically, we find adults in the age group of 40-60 years complaining about aching shoulders. They often tell us how the pain starts as a mild one but grows severe with time. If your shoulder has grown so stiff that you can barely move it, it’s time to start an orthopedic pain management treatment plan.
- Numbness or tingling in Limbs – We cannot call numbness or tingle in the hands or feet exactly painful. However, the feeling is undoubtedly bothersome. It often comes from the stress on nerves when your arm is in a crooked position. Usually, you can relieve this sensation by removing the pressure that made it occur. But for many other people, this sensation is chronic and comes with symptoms like muscle wasting, numbness, itchiness, and pain. It’s a sure-shot indicator of nerve damage and warrants talking with an orthopedic.
- Bone tumor – Bone tumors can impact absolutely any bone in your body. They develop from the surface to its center and destroy the healthy tissue. Although many bone tumors are benign, meaning they aren’t life-threatening, some spread throughout the body and become cancerous. A bone tumor will usually give you a dull and aching sensation, which will worsen during the night and as you engage in an activity. They demand immediate advanced orthopedics treatment.
- Muscular dystrophy – Muscular dystrophy is a result of problems in your genetics. Although it runs in families, we have also seen those experiencing it even if none of their parents have had it. In it, the muscles around your joints will become fixed in a specific position. It, in turn, causes pain and minimizes your ability to move freely.
- Tennis elbow – Have you been feeling pangs of intense pain in the elbow? Does this sensation shoot down to the wrist, particularly when you bend your arm or grip something? It’s a sure indicator of tennis elbow. If you face the symptoms of these conditions, it’s essential to seek medical attention from an orthopedic doctor immediately. Early treatment will prevent tissue damage from worsening over time.
- Neurofibromatosis – It’s a genetic disease, implying that you are born with it. In it, tumors grow from your nerves anywhere in the body. Although they are benign but cause issues like bone deformities and skin problems. Presently we cannot pinpoint any cure for this chronic condition, but we can help you manage the symptoms well. Our expert orthopedic specialists outline effective strategies for treating this genetic disease.
- Osteoporosis – Osteoporosis or porous bone condition, weakens your bones. It’s rightly called a silent disease as it develops without prominent symptoms. However, if you notice things like a loss of height, a stooping posture, shortness of breath, and lower back pain, you must discuss it with an orthopedic expert. Many patients coming to us with this condition are women over 50. But middle-aged men are equally susceptible to it.
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Is caused by stress on the median nerve, which is the nerve that enables you to move your hand, fingers, wrist, and forearm. The syndrome will make you feel a numbness and tingling sensation in your fingers and hands, along with wrist and finger pain. An orthopedic hand specialist is the best person to treat this condition. The earlier you get it treated, the lower your chances of getting permanent damage to this nerve.
- Runner’s knee – Many people experience mild or dull pain around their kneecaps. They usually think of it as a temporary strain. However, the ache can eventually hamper their daily movements. Any type of pain occurring in and around the kneecap region comes under the runner’s knee. Besides pain, it also comes with other symptoms like swelling and a crackling sound inside your knee. If the pain doesn’t go away even after you reduce your physical activities, it’s time to consult an orthopedic surgeon.
Treatment Options for Orthopedic conditions at Advanced Pain Care
Most people have a high chance of experiencing some form of joint or bone pain in their lives. The more you tend to delay it, the more the pain will make you suffer. So, why not manage and minimize it? Advanced Pain Care provides you access to comprehensive orthopedic pain management plans. We provide complete support before, during, and way after your treatment ends here.
Our orthopedic specialists have devoted their entire careers to learning the intricate musculoskeletal system and mastering treatment techniques so they can enable their patients to get back on their feet.
If you’ve been feeling orthopedic pain, there’s no need to think that surgery is the only option we’d recommend. There are various options to heal that are less invasive and non-surgical. Our orthopedic doctors are experts in non-surgical orthopedic pain management treatments that include the following:
- Corticosteroid injections for treating inflammation
- SI joint injections to treat sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Facet block injections for severe arthritis
- Cervical epidural injections to relieve back, neck, or limb pain
- Ultrasound-guided steroid injections to manage knee pain
- Steroid injections in the bursa to treat bursitis (swelling around the joint) pain.
Apart from non-surgical treatments, many of our specialists have undergone additional training to perform specialized kinds of surgeries. Some injuries are more likely to require a surgical intervention. Surgery is needed for conditions like broken bones, rotator cuff tears, pinched nerves, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and ACL tears. We specialize in performing the following types of surgeries to help you manage these conditions well.
- Joint replacements
- Ligament reconstructions
- Joint revision surgeries
- Arthroscopic surgeries
- Bunionectomy and hammertoe repair
- fracture repair surgeries
- Osteotomy to treat deformities in the bone
- Removal of soft tissue or bone tumors
If you think you have a chronic orthopedic condition or an injury to your muscles, joints, or bones, going to experts who treat such conditions is always the best idea. We at Advanced Pain Care have treated numerous patients who thought they just needed to live indefinitely with pain and dysfunction. Our board-certified orthopedic specialists offer multidisciplinary treatment plans. Expect a seamless care experience at our various centers. It will undoubtedly help you get back to a pain-free, active lifestyle and truly enjoy time with those you love.