The hand, wrist, and elbow are very complex parts of our anatomy supporting the weight of our body in many instances and allowing us to feel and touch things we come in contact with on every day. When an injury to the hand occurs, we realize how important that hand is to function in our lives. The same goes for a debilitating condition that occurs over time and causes pain such as osteoarthritis. Patients lose the ability to perform simple tasks such as writing, opening a jar or buttoning their clothes.
The shoulder is the most movable joint in the body and is made up of three joints, many muscles, and ligaments. The shoulder must be mobile enough for the wide range actions of the arms and hands, but also stable enough to allow for actions such as lifting, pushing and pulling. The compromise between mobility and stability results in a large number of shoulder problems not faced by other joints such as the hip.
Our hip joints take a beating. Over the course of our lives, they withstand all sorts of impacts, from walking downstairs to jumping to rebound a basketball. Compared to the complexity in the shoulder joint, the hips are relatively simple structures. But with the loads our hips continually bear, they can become damaged and painful.
The knee is the largest joint in the human body, and it can easily be injured. Our knees are made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons, and fluid-filled sacs (bursae). Muscles and tendons help the knee joint move. When any of these parts of the knee is injured through trauma or simply due to wear and tear over time, you’ll have a knee injury.
Foot and ankle problems can range from sprained ankles and heel pain to complex issues involving the many nerves that are present in the foot. Our doctors treat all issues and injuries involving the foot and ankle with the most innovative treatment techniques including surgical options, injections, orthotics and physical therapy.
The Bone & Joint MRI facility provides the highest level of patient care. Our physicians prefer our facility because our MRI magnetic resolution is the very best. With over 15 years of MRI experience, our MRI technologist is able to produce the delicate and fine details your doctor requires.
Our highly skilled therapists provide treatments for a wide array of physical impairments including conditions of the foot and ankle, knees, hips, hands, elbow and shoulder. Our therapists are experts in the evaluation and treatment of conditions that range from simple to complex – including work-related injuries, work conditioning, post-surgical rehabilitation, and nonsurgical orthopedic injuries. We also provide on-site custom splints and brace fabrication along with evaluation and fitting of lower extremity sport and arthritic bracing.
Bone & Joint Specialists’ team have extensive, up-to-date knowledge and training of workers’ compensation laws, which is a major factor to manage health care costs in order to benefit employers and patients. Our on-site workers’ compensation team is dedicated and ready to assist in the management and facilitation of any injured worker case.
Each patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.