At Orange County Orthopedics, we offer patients treatment for a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and injuries. No matter where your pain or discomfort is occurring, or how long you have been experiencing it, you can contact our office for a chance to experience relief.
At our orthopedic surgical center of Orange County, we see patients for conditions such as:
- Runner’s knee – Pain in the knee that is common in athletes
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow – Inflammation of tendons outside and inside your elbow, respectively
- Hamstring strain – Injury to a muscle in the back of the thigh
- Torn ACL – A tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, which is located in the knee
- Plantar fasciitis – Inflammation of the band that supports the arch in your foot
- Achilles tendonitis – Irritation of the Achilles tendon
- Ankle sprains – An injury that develops when the ligament in your ankle is stretched beyond its limits
- Carpal tunnel syndrome – Compression of the nerve that runs from your hand to your forearm
- Rotator cuff tears – A tear that occurs in the group of tendons and muscles that secure the shoulder socket to the upper arm
- Tendon tears – A tear to a tendon (which attaches muscle to bone) that can occur anywhere in the body
- Spinal stenosis – The narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in pain
- Osteoarthritis – General wear and tear that occurs with aging, resulting in pain and stiffness of the joints
- Bursitis – Inflammation of bursa (the bursas are small sacs located throughout the body that reduce friction between tissue and bone)
- Broken bones – Typically caused by a direct blow or fall, and can develop anywhere
In general, we see patients for any orthopedic issue big or small. We diagnose and treat orthopedic conditions, overuse injuries, sports injuries, and even more serious injuries sustained from accidents. In many cases, your regular family doctor will suggest that you see an orthopedic doctor for persistent issues. When in doubt, give our office a call to find out if you could benefit from scheduling an appointment with our orthopedic surgical center of Orange County.
How do I know when I should see a doctor?
We generally suggest that you make an appointment to see us for any injury and for any type of pain or discomfort that you experience. This is because there are several orthopedic problems that start with just minor symptoms but can develop into bigger problems without any proper treatment. Even if you are only experiencing slight discomfort, seeing a doctor at our orthopedic surgical center of Orange County can help to rule out underlying problems that would need to be addressed quickly.
If you injure yourself running or playing sports, continuing to avoid professional care can make the injury worse. For example, if you roll your ankle while running, continuing to run or even walk can make your ankle unstable and make it more difficult to resume your normal level of activity in the long run. It’s unfortunately easy to end up with an orthopedic injury or condition that is more difficult to treat when compared to the original issue.
While you wait for your appointment, you should rest the affected area as much as you can. Our office might suggest that you take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication in order to minimize pain, and use ice therapy to reduce swelling. We may have other suggestions for things that you can try while you wait to see us.