Orthopaedic Medicine

Ankle Injuries: When you have had one ankle sprain too many it’s time to think about a stabilization procedure. Small incision, arthroscopically aided surgery for the unstable and painful ankle is among your doctor’s specialties in Sports Medicine practice.

Tennis Elbow: How many people, athletes and non-athletes too, are avoiding essential activities because their elbows hurt. It’s called epicondylitis, it’s very common and very easy to cure. Your doctor has successfully treated hundreds of epicondylitis patients—many cured with just one injection, bad cases with a twenty minute, minimally invasive surgical procedure.

Carpal Tunnel: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is characterized by symptoms caused by compression of the median nerve travelling through the carpal tunnel. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome affects the hands since it is an upper limb neuropathy that results in motor and sensory disturbance of the median nerve.

This condition affects individuals by causing pain, paresthesias, and sometimes weakness in the median nerve distribution. Those diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome may experience pain, numbness and tingling sensations in the arm, which may extend to the shoulder and neck area; these feelings are more prevalent at night due to various sleeping positions. To aid in the prevention of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, stretching exercises of the wrist, hand, and fingers have been used to combat the pain and numbness caused by repetitive actions. Other than using recommended stretches and exercises, useful treatments for CTS include use of night splints, corticosteroid injections and ultimately surgery.

Most cases of carpal tunnel syndrome have been found to be without a specific cause and certain individuals may be genetically predisposed to this condition.

Osteoarthritis: The most common form of arthritis occurs when bone cartilage wears down. This condition can occur in any joint in your body and will gradually worsen over time. While their is no cure, there are various ways to reduce pain and improve fuction in your joints.

Lumbar Spine (Lower Back): The lower discs of your spine support the weight of your body, thus increasing the risk of pain and injury. Pain and discomfort in the lower back is typically due to muscle strain. Additionally, repetitive motion in this region can cause herniated discs.

Shoulder Pain & Bursitis: The muscles and bones of the shoulder are constantly in use when raising and lowering your arm. Shoulder Pain can be caused by overuse of the shoulder when reaching, throwing or supporting your body weight. The shoulder joint is also one of the most unstable joints in the human body, thus it is vulnerable to injury and pain. Additionally, bursa, or a tiny fluid-filled sac that helps to reduce tissue friction, exists around the joint. Inflammation or injury of the bursa causes shoulder bursitis.

Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis involves a localized swelling, irritation, and/or bursitis of the thickened fibrous bands supporting the bottom of one's foot. In most cases, painful symptoms arise at or near the point at which the bands are attached to the heel. When a person stands, these fibrous bands stretch and elongate under the pressure and pull on the heel. The pain is mostly localized to the heel and arch areas with occasional radiation of discomfort up the back of the leg. The treatment of a plantar fasciitis condition initially includes stretching exercises, shoe modifications, foot taping and padding, possible injection of an anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and the use of oral medications.

Fracture Care

Your doctor has treated numerous cases of fractured bones and our practice is open to you if you or a member of your family has suffered an injury. If you have a broken bone, however, time is of the essence. A great result is most likely when the fracture is treated early. So call as soon as possible and let our staff know there is a fracture so we can arrange for urgent or emergent consultation and care.