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Orthopedic Conditions Treated at USA Spine Care 

Lasting relief for a wide range of shoulder, hip, knee, upper extremity and lower extremity conditions

Whether due to injury or age-related degeneration, chronic pain can be highly debilitating and affect relationships, work and hobbies. Pain and other symptoms can develop throughout the body, but are more common in some areas due to the increased stress we place on them on a daily basis. 

In addition to the spine, load-bearing joints such as the shoulders, hips and knees are particularly prone to the development of conditions and injuries. Additionally, the upper and lower extremities, including the hands, wrists, ankles and feet are also frequent locations for a number of disorders. 

If you are dealing with chronic pain and symptoms related to an orthopedic condition, USA Spine Care can help. We’ve created the following overview of the shoulder, hip, knee and the upper and lower extremity conditions we treat so patients can learn more about the sources of their pain and available treatments available. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about finding relief. 

Orthopedics explained

Orthopedics is the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. This includes bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments and any other soft tissue primarily responsible for movement. Although the term orthopedics is originally rooted in the care of younger patients, its meaning has expanded to include anyone suffering from musculoskeletal issues ranging from sports-related injuries to age-related osteoarthritis. Because of the stress they absorb combined with their flexibility, primary joints such as the shoulders, hips, knees and upper and lower extremities are very common sources of injury and disease. 

Shoulder conditions treated

By connecting the arms to the upper body, the shoulders enable the full array of mechanics required to perform nearly any daily activities. Shoulder problems that the highly skilled team at USA Spine Care can help find relief for include:

  • Shoulder arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis
  • Fractures 
  • Other common shoulder conditions and injuries

Hip conditions treated

The hip joints in the pelvis link the legs to the upper body and make sitting, standing, walking, running, jumping and any other movement possible. Because of this, problems affecting the hips can be highly debilitating. USA Spine Care can help patients relieve these injuries and conditions for the hip:

  • Hip arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Hip fractures
  • Other common hip problems 

Knee conditions treated

With every step, the knees absorb the weight of the entire upper body, putting a tremendous amount of pressure on them. This is why the following knee injuries and conditions are so frequent: 

  • Torn meniscus
  • Turn ligaments, including the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Articular cartilage damage
  • Synovial tissue damage
  • Bone and cartilage fragments

Upper extremity conditions treated

Our elbows, wrists and hands enable all of the fine motor skills required for typing, driving, writing lifting, and manipulating objects throughout our daily routines. The following injuries and conditions treated at USA Spine Care can make it extremely difficult to perform these and other activities: 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome and ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Trigger finger
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Wrist ligament tears
  • Fractures

Lower extremity conditions treated

Similar to the knees, our ankles and feet must absorb very high amounts of stress. When combined with the very high number of individual bones and joints in this region, injuries and conditions can frequently develop here, including:

  • Foot and ankle arthritis
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Peroneal nerve compression
  • Hammer toe
  • Fractures
  • Bunions

USA Spine Care offers effective and comprehensive treatment for many orthopedic conditions

If chronic pain is seriously affecting your quality of life, USA Spine Care can help you find the return to an active lifestyle that you’ve been looking for. From conservative treatments, including physical therapy and therapeutic injections, to minimally invasive outpatient surgery, our highly skilled treatment professionals and state-of-the-art facilities are all centered around providing the highest level of patient centered care.

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