Knee pain and arthritis can be treated in many ways specific to each patient’s condition. A few of our treatment options include:
- Steroid injections
- Synvisc- One injection
- Physical Therapy & Strengthening
- Partial Knee Joint Replacement
- Total Knee Joint Replacement
Using 2-3 very small incisions, this procedure will diagnose and treat issues of the knee joint with the help of a small camera.
When knee arthritis is a painful every day struggle, and you are not able to return to normal daily activities, it may be time to talk to Dr. Spott about a Total Knee Replacement. This procedure, also called a Knee Arthroplasty, resurfaces the damaged ends of each bone in the knee and replaces them with new implants making the joint surfaces smooth. This procedure is completed on an outpatient basis, physical therapy is started the next day in most cases.
Partial Knee Replacement/ Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
This procedure only replaces the damaged portion of the knee while conserving the healthy, unaffected cartilage and ligaments. These patients will have one section of their knee that is visibly arthritic. A smaller implant will be used only covering the damaged side of the joint. This procedure is completed on an outpatient basis, physical therapy is started the next day in most cases.
Arthritis of the hip can be a debilitating disease that causes stiffness, pain, and inability to perform simple tasks such as tying shoes or grocery shopping. The cartilage of this ball and socket joint can wear away over time losing the protective cushioning and causing “bone on bone” joint pain. Options to treat hip joint pain including:
- Hip joint steroid injections
- Arthritis Medications
- Physical therapy and strengthening
- Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement/ Total Hip Arthroplasty
If symptoms do not subside with non-surgical options, a Total Hip Replacement may be recommended. This procedure replaces the rough, damaged surfaces of the ball and socket joint with new smooth surfaces. This procedure is completed on an outpatient basis, physical therapy is started the next day in some cases.
Also called adhesive capsulitis, this condition can restrict movement of the ball and socket joint of the shoulder. Lifting the arm, forward elevation and reaching up or behind the back can cause a tremendous amount of pain restricting the amount of use. Patient’s may notice an inability to brush their hair, put hair into a ponytail, reach into cabinets, or reach behind their back to grab things out of the backseat of their car. Symptoms may worsen over time with increased amounts of immobility. It is very important to increase flexibility with this condition and get the patient back to normal daily activities.
Rotator Cuff Tear
A rotator cuff tear is a common condition that can be very painful. This group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder help with movement and stabilization. A tear can make it hard to lift objects or work over head. Ongoing shoulder pain and loss of range of motion are some of the symptoms that could be experienced. We will discuss options for your specific condition and create a plan of care at your visit.
HAND, FOOT, WRIST, AND ANKLE
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very common affecting the hand and possibly the arm. Hand tingling, numbness and pain are common symptoms which may even wake you up at night. This pain could get worse while bending the wrist or gripping an object. There are several treatments including non-surgical and surgical options. If surgery is right for you, Dr. Spott uses a minimally invasive technique with a small camera. This is a simple, outpatient procedure, where patients will go home the same day.
Ganglion Cyst of the Wrist
Typically these cysts will appear on the back of the wrist but can show up anywhere on the body. They can be painful but mostly bothersome, irritating, and can interfere with simple daily activities. These fluid filled bumps can change in size for periods of time. If this becomes too bothersome for a patient, it can be removed in a simple outpatient procedure.
Talk to Dr. Spott about different treatment options for arthritis of the hand.
Talk to Dr. Spott about your foot pain or problems.
Dr. Spott treats many different types of bone fractures from adolescents to the elderly. If you suspect a bone injury, call our office today to schedule an appointment. This may need to be treated right away.