Conditions We Treat

We diagnosis and treat a range of orthopedic conditions for the foot and ankle, neck and spine, hand and upper extremity, hip, knee and shoulder.

Foot and Ankle

  • Foot and Ankle orthopedic surgeryAdult-acquired flatfoot – condition of the feet in which the arch of the instep is flattened and the entire sole touches the ground
  • Bunion – an enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe
  • Claw toe – a toe that “claws” digging down into the sole of the foot creating painful calluses
  • Corns – small calloused areas of skin caused by local pressure irritating tissue over bone
  • Fracture of the heel bone – a break in the heel bone most often caused by a fall 
  • Hammertoe – a toe that is bent because of a weakened muscle
  • Ingrown toenail – disorder caused by the growth of a toenail into the surrounding skin 
  • Lisfranc (midfoot) fracture/dislocation – a dislocation of the midfoot commonly caused by stepping into a hole or falling forward
  • Peroneal tendonitis – problems with two tendons that lie behind the outer ankle bone
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – chronic joint inflammation and pain in the foot or ankle
  • Stress fracture – a fracture caused by repetitive stress on a bone in the foot or ankle
  • Achilles tendon injury – inflammation in the tendon of the calf muscle where it attaches to the heel bone
  • Ankle sprain – a common musculoskeletal injury in which the ligaments of the ankle partially or completely tear
  • Unstable ankle – a chronic condition of ankle instability
  • Chronic lateral ankle pain – a recurring pain on the outside of the ankle
  • Diabetic foot – a condition that develops from a combination of poor circulation and neuropathy (loss of ability to feel pain)
  • Fracture of the talus – a break in the talus bone that connects the leg and the foot
  • Stiff big toe (hallux rigidus) – a condition that causes limited movement in the big toe
  • Peroneal tendon tear – a tear in the peroneal tendon located on the outer side of the ankle
  • Plantar fasciitis – inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot

Hand and Upper Extremity

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – a numbness, tingling and muscle weakness in the hand and fingers
  • De Quervain's tendonitis – an irritation of the tendons around the base of the thumb
  • Broken wrist – a fracture of a bone in the wrist
  • Finger dislocation – occurs when the bones of the finger are moved (dislocated) from their normal position
  • Finger fracture – a broken bone in a finger
  • Mallet finger – an injury to the outermost joint of a finger
  • Osteoarthritis of the hand – a condition in which the protective cushioning between the joints of the hand wears out
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the hand – inflammation in the joints of the hand
  • Trigger finger – a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or stick in a bent position
  • Nerve injuries of the hand – nerve damage that comes from a cut, pressure, stretching or crushing of the hand
  • Throwing injury of the elbow – an injury of the elbow commonly found in pitchers and other athletes who throw
  • Elbow bursitis – inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) of the elbow that lies between a tendon and skin, or a tendon and bone
  • Hyperextension of the elbow – occurs when the elbow joint is bent into an unnatural position causing the ligaments and tendons to overstretch or tear.
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) – soreness or pain on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow
  • Gold elbow (medial epicondylitis) - soreness or pain on the inside of the upper arm near the elbow

Hip

  • Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis of the hip) – stiffness and inflammation of the hip joint
  • Hip arthritis – chronic pain of the hip joint
  • Hip dislocation – when the head of the thigh bone slips out of its socket in the hip joint
  • Femoral fractures – a break in the thigh bone of the upper leg
  • Femoral-acetabular impingement (FAI) – a condition where the bones of the hip are abnormally shaped
  • Hip bursitis – inflammation of the fluid-filled sac (bursa) of the hip joint
  • Hip fracture – a break in a bone of the hip joint
  • Labral tear – a tear in the cartilage that surrounds the hip joint

Knee

  • Knee arthritis – the inflammation or wearing out of the cartilage in the knee joint
  • Meniscus tear – a tear in the rubbery, C-shaped disc that cushions the knee
  • Patella tendon rupture – the tear of the tendon that connects the kneecap to the large bone in the front of the lower leg
  • Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) – pain along or behind the shinbone, the large bone in the front of the lower leg
  • Tibial fractures – a break in the large bone in the front of the lower leg
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) – a tear in one of the knee ligaments that joins the upper leg bone with the lower leg bone
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – a blood clot that forms in a vein deep inside the knee
  • Broken kneecap (patella fracture) – a break in the kneecap which is usually due to a direct blow to the front on the knee
  • Jumper’s knee (patellar tendonitis) – inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon
  • Runner's knee (patellofemoral pain syndrome) – pain around the front of the knee

Shoulder

  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis – a common condition of degeneration of the acromioclavicular (AC) joint in the shoulder
  • Biceps tendonitis – inflammation of the long head of the biceps tendon that attaches the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder
  • Burners and stinger – a nerve injury resulting from trauma to the neck and shoulder
  • Fracture of the shoulder socket – a break in the bone at the rim of the shoulder joint
  • Fracture of the shoulder blade – a break in the scapula bone located in the back of the shoulder joint
  • Glenoid labrum tear – a tear in the fibrocartilage of the shoulder
  • Broken shoulder (proximal humerus fracture) – occurs when the ball of the ball-and-socket shoulder joint is broken
  • Rotator cuff injury – inflammation or damage to the rotator cuff muscle or tendon that connects the upper arm bone with the shoulder blade
  • Fracture of the collarbone (clavicle) – a break in the collarbone, an oblong bone that connects the shoulder girdle to the torso
  • Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis) – pain and stiffness in the shoulder joint that hinders shoulder movement
  • Rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder – a painful inflammatory condition that causes swelling, stiffness and deterioration of the shoulder joint
  • Shoulder impingement syndrome – inflammation of the shoulder joint usually associated with an irritated rotator cuff muscle
  • Shoulder dislocation – when the long bone in the upper arm is partially out of the socket
  • Shoulder separation – an injury to the junction between the collarbone and the shoulder

Neck and Spine

  • Degenerative disc disease – changes in the spinal discs that can result in a breakdown of cartilage, an abnormal bulge, or narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Herniated disc – the bulging or breaking open of a spinal disc
  • Kyphosis – a forward rounding of the upper back
  • Sciatica – pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve from the back down to the buttocks and leg
  • Scoliosis – an abnormal curving of the spine
  • Spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal column which puts pressure on the spinal cord and causes pain