Sports Injury Clinic Huntington, NY

Orthopedic Conditions

What does Orthopedic mean?

The term orthopedic (or orthopaedic) refers to the study, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which encompasses all bones, tendons, ligaments, joints, muscles, nerves, and associated anatomical parts and features.

Arm/Elbow Injuries Arm injuries can reduce your quality of life and inhibit one’s ability to be productive. The human arm includes the hands, wrists, forearms, elbows, upper arms, and shoulders. Often, athletes suffer from arm injuries first diagnosed by a sports medicine doctor. Repetitive motion, such as throwing a baseball or typing on a keyboard can cause stress that results in injury to various components of the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and arms.

  • Broken Arm
  • Arthritis/Osteoarthritis of shoulder
  • Athletic throwing injuries
  • Biceps Tendon Tear
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Dislocated Elbow/SHoulder
  • Arm Fractures
  • Rotator Cuffs
  • Scapula
  • Tennis Elbow


Hand & Foot Injuries

About a quarter of all the bones in your entire body are located in your feet. Each human foot has 26 bones, 33 joints, and over a hundred muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Pain in any part of the feet may interfere with activities or, in severe cases, prohibit a person’s ability to walk.

Another quarter of your body’s bones is found in your hands and wrists – each of which has 27 bones. The wrist has 8 bones, the palm has 5, and the fingers, including the thumb, have 14 small bones. The connection between each bone forms a joint, allowing the hands to move freely and comfortably. Hand injuries, especially to the dominant hand, can impair motion and daily activity.

  • Achilles Tendon Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions, Hammer Toes, Claw Toes
  • Flat foot deformities
  • Ligament Sprains & Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Nerve and tendon injuries
  • Tendonitis

Hip Injuries

The hip is a “ball-and-socket” joint composed of just two bones. The bottom of the pelvis cups the rounded edge of the femur allowing for a wide range of motion.

Hip fractures and sprains are more common in aging patients and those with osteoporosis who have weakened bones. Milder fractures may be treated non-surgically with physical therapy.

Hip procedures that involve cartilage repair and repositioning the bones will result in postoperative physical therapy.

  • Hip fractures/sprains
  • Arthritis of Hip
  • Bursitis
  • Hip Tumor
  • Labrum Tears (Joint Socket Lining

Knee Injuries

The knee is a compound or modified hinge joint composed of three bones: the femur, the tibia, (which runs through the shin), and the patella, also called the kneecap. These three components create a hinge, allowing the lower leg to move backward and forward on one plane. It can also move in a limited range from side to side and toward the rest of the body.

  • Anterior Knee Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Meniscal Injuries
  • Knee Tumor
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Tendon Injuries

Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is made up of several different joints. The collarbone, or clavicle, and the shoulder blade, or scapula, form a ball-and-socket configuration. The clavicle also connects to the chest bone, the scapula sits against the ribs, and the top of the scapula meets the clavicle at the acromioclavicular joint, or “AC.” The clavicle is more prone to fracture than the scapula and can be broken from trauma or a blow to the shoulder. Most shoulder fractures can be managed with physical therapy and rest rather than surgery. Shoulder sprains and strains can limit movement and are typically treated with anti-inflammatories, rest, and slings.

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitis Arthritis/Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Athletic Throwing Injuries
  • Biceps Tendon Tear – Shoulder
  • Clavicle (Collarbone) Fracture
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Spinal Injuries

The spine is a column of 33 bones, called vertebrae, which allow the back to flex and twist. Where the vertebrae meet, they form what are called facet joints. Spinal fractures can result from injuries, but they most often occur in older patients who suffer from osteoporosis. As the bones weaken, pressure accumulates and they ultimately crack, requiring physical therapy or surgery. Stretching, twisting, or overly demanding exercise can create sprains or strains, which often cause uncomfortable spasms. Rest, ice, and medications can alleviate these symptoms until the ligaments and muscles heal.

  • Bone Spur
  • Deformities: Scoliosis, Kyphosis
  • Degenerated or Herniated Disc
  • Muscular Torticollis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Stenosis

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