Orthopedic Institute – What we treat

Arthritis – You shouldn’t have to battle chronic arthritis pain in your daily work and play, so we’ve devised customizable plans to help with your specific form of degenerative or inflammatory joint pain. Addressing arthritis early is the key to getting successful treatment for pain and stiffness, so visit us if your spine, knees, hips, fingers and other joints are giving you trouble.

Elbow Concerns – A lot of your daily life hinges on how your elbows operate. Many bones, tendons and nerves make up and are related to your elbow. Injury or disease in your elbows can cause pain in your entire arm and affect your ability to reach for or pick up items. Allow Mercyhealth to check your elbows for signs of osteoarthritis or sports-related injuries. We also treat the results of traumatic injuries that break or dislocate an elbow.

Foot and Ankle Concerns – We want to keep you on your toes, be it for playing sports, dancing, walking or keeping up with family activities. Good foot and ankle health is the key to getting around with ease. Visit Mercyhealth podiatrists or orthopedic specialists if you’ve suffered a traumatic injury—sprain or break, or dislocation—in your feet or ankle. Don’t let an accident cause you years of pain and suffering. However, not all foot and ankle problems are the result of an accident; some are caused by genetic defects or aging.

Hand and Wrist Concerns – Your hands, wrists and fingers are your guides to the world, the keys to your amazing talents, and your ways to navigate the everyday tasks of life. Sometimes a disease or injury can hinder your hands’ ability to work the way you want them to. Pain, stiffness, numbness and tingling make it hard to grasp, feel, write, button and use the gross or fine motor skills most people take for granted. Mercyhealth’s hand surgeons and occupational therapists are trained to work on the delicate and vital structures of your hand, wrist or fingers if you’ve suffered a traumatic injury, have developed a repetitive stress injury like carpal tunnel syndrome, or have a congenital defect.

Hip Concerns – We believe walking across a room to say hello shouldn’t be a chore. Dancing should bring joy. Playing with your grandchildren should make you feel younger. Taking a long walk should make you feel stronger. If you’re experiencing pain and stiffness in your hip, groin, buttocks or thighs, it may be time to see an orthopedic specialist about your options.

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Concerns – Shoulder pain can be caused by a repetitive stress injury, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), instability, dislocation, arthritis, fracture, or tendon disease or injury. Another major cause of pain is rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that surround the shoulder joint. It’s often the culprit when athletes have shoulder pain after years of throwing or swinging. Tendons can be torn or worn from their original placement on the bone and require surgery to repair. There are many ways to treat rotator cuff injuries depending on their severity. Surgery is an option for large tears or severe injuries. Early diagnosis of shoulder and rotator cuff concerns plus proper care is key. Mercyhealth orthopedic experts offer a range of treatments from conservative (physical therapy, orthopedic devices, injection therapies) to surgery.

Knee Concerns – It’s a wonderful thing to be able to get down on the floor to play with your children, see eye to eye with your vegetable garden or climb a hill for a better look at the sunset. Painful knees can hold you back. Your knees are made of a complex structure of bones, ligaments, tendons and nerves that can be thrown out of balance by injury or illness. Many people have problems with their ligaments and cartilage (especially the meniscus, a special piece of cartilage in the knee) when they age or after years of athletic- or work-related wear and tear.


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