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Orthopedic Conditions

Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments

At the Virginia Spine Institute, we believe in treating the whole body. Most patients have multiple conditions that are going on at the same time and we believe they should not be overlooked. Our success in treating the patient comes with the fact that we perform a thorough examination and utilize our comprehensive specialists to treat all the conditions that we identify. While we can focus on the spine, we find that there are orthopedic conditions that can contribute to a patient’s symptoms. For example, while a patient is suffering from a pinched nerve in the neck, it is not uncommon to find a rotator cuff tear or carpal tunnel that is part of the issue as well. We prefer to be treating all the conditions at the same time to give the patient the complete relief one is looking for. Whether it be a shoulder, knee, or hip problem, we also are experts in treating these conditions in a non-surgical focus. If you are looking for symptom relief from your orthopedic condition, please make an appointment with our non-surgical pain specialists.

Common Orthopedic Conditions That May Be Causing Your Pain

Elbow Pain

The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the upper arm and lower arm. It consists of three bones; the humerus, radius, and ulna. Each bone is capped with cartilage and a complex array of ligaments and tendons from various muscles cross over the joint. Its function is bending and extending the arm.

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Hip Pain

When we talk about hip pain, just like in real estate, it comes down to location, location, location! The term “hip” means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. When you ask patients to point to their hip, some point to the side of their leg, some will point to their groin, and others point to their low back or buttock. While all of these are thought of as part of the hip region, only groin pain is “true” hip pain as this is where your hip joint is found.

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Shoulder Pain

The shoulder is a complex, highly mobile joint designed to provide the highest amount of motion of any joint in the body. In its simplest form, it is a ball and socket joint surrounded by a variety of ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are responsible for moving the arm.

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Knee Pain

The knee is the largest single joint in the body. It is a hinge joint comprised of the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin bone). There is cartilage on each bone with the meniscus in between that acts as a shock absorber and cushion. There are four ligaments that provide stability and a joint capsule. Finally, there are many different muscles and tendons that surround the knee which bends the knee back and forth and provide dynamic stability while you are active.

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Biceps Tendonitis

The shoulder is a complex, highly mobile joint designed to provide the highest amount of motion of any joint in the body. One part that frequently see stress is the biceps tendon.

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Shoulder Osteoarthritis

The shoulder is a complex, highly mobile joint designed to provide the highest amount of motion of any joint in the body. As with most joints in the body, the shoulder is the connection of two bones with a layer of cartilage surrounded by a joint capsule.

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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the upper arm and lower arm. It consists of three bones; the humerus, radius, and ulna. Each bone is capped with cartilage and a complex array of ligaments and tendons from various muscles that cross over the joint.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

The wrist is a joint with multiple bones, tendons, and nerves that connects the arm to the hand. There are multiple nerves that go to the hand, one of which is the median nerve. This nerve is commonly compressed in the carpal tunnel, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand.

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DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis

The wrist is a joint with multiple bones, tendons, and nerves that connects the arm to the hand, and each of these structures can induce pain. If you have pain over the base of the thumb and wrist, it might be due to DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis. This condition was named after the French surgeon who first described it, and it involves swelling and inflammation of abductor pollicis longus and extensor pollicis brevis tendon.

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Frozen Shoulder

The shoulder is a complex, highly mobile joint designed to provide the highest amount of motion of any joint in the body. It is a ball and socket joint surrounded by a variety of ligaments, tendons, and muscles that are responsible for moving the arm.

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Tennis Elbow

The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the upper arm and lower arm. It consists of three bones; the humerus, radius, and ulna. Each bone is capped with cartilage and a complex array of ligaments and tendons from various muscles that cross over the joint.

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Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy and Bursitis

The shoulder is a complex, highly mobile joint designed to provide the highest amount of motion of any joint in the body. The rotator cuff is a collection of four muscles that surround the shoulder joint.

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When to Seek Care for Your Orthopedic Condition Symptoms

It is not uncommon to have other orthopedic conditions while a patient is also having ongoing spinal symptoms. It is normal to have wear and tear of the joints in the body as well as aging of the spine. At the Virginia Spine Institute, we prefer to be treating all the conditions at the same time to give the patient the complete relief one is looking for. Whether it be a shoulder, knee, or hip problem, we also are experts in treating these conditions in a non-surgical focus. Our spinal specialists are also experts in identifying these issues to help treat these other conditions as well.

 

Our Doctors That Treat Orthopedic Conditions

Dr. Niteesh Bharara

Orthopedic Specialist - Non-Surgical Sports Medicine
Director of Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Steven Papuchis

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

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Reviewed by: Dr. Niteesh Bharara.