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Understanding Different Types of Orthopaedic Conditions


At Orthopaedic Specialty Care, located in Ocala, Florida, our mission is to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care for a wide range of Orthopaedic conditions. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Christopher Manseau, we treat a variety of musculoskeletal issues that affect bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Understanding these conditions is the first step toward effective treatment and recovery. Here, we outline some of the most common Orthopaedic conditions and their implications.

 

Osteoarthritis

 

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common Orthopaedic conditions, especially among older adults. This degenerative joint disease results from the breakdown of cartilage, leading to pain, swelling, and reduced motion in the affected joints. Commonly impacted areas include the knees, hips, hands, and spine. At Orthopaedic Specialty Care, Dr. Christopher Manseau utilizes a range of treatments, from lifestyle modifications and physical therapy to medications and surgical interventions, to manage osteoarthritis effectively.

 

Rheumatoid Arthritis

 

Unlike osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks the joint lining, causing inflammation, pain, and eventual joint damage. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial in managing RA and preventing severe joint damage. Our team at Orthopaedic Specialty Care offers advanced diagnostic tools and personalized treatment plans, including medications, physical therapy, and sometimes surgery, to help patients manage RA symptoms and maintain their quality of life.

 

Bursitis

 

Bursitis occurs when the small, fluid-filled sacs (bursae) that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints become inflamed. This condition is often caused by repetitive motion or prolonged pressure on a joint. Common sites include the shoulder, elbow, and hip. Treatment at Orthopaedic Specialty Care may involve rest, ice, and physical therapy to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.

 

Tendinitis

 

Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, the thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. It is typically caused by repetitive motion or overuse and is commonly seen in the shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. Symptoms include pain and tenderness around the affected joint. Dr. Christopher Manseau and his team at Orthopaedic Specialty Care provide effective treatment options such as rest, ice, compression, elevation, physical therapy, and in some cases, corticosteroid injections.

 

Fractures

 

Fractures, or broken bones, can result from accidents, falls, or direct blows. They range from simple, closed fractures to complex, open fractures that penetrate the skin. Prompt and appropriate treatment is essential to ensure proper healing and prevent complications. Orthopaedic Specialty Care offers a range of treatments, including casting, bracing, and surgical fixation, to help patients recover from fractures and regain full function.

 

Dislocations

 

A dislocation occurs when the ends of your bones are forced out of their normal positions. This injury typically results from a fall, accident, or direct blow to a joint. Commonly dislocated joints include the shoulders, fingers, and knees. At Orthopaedic Specialty Care, Dr. Christopher Manseau provides prompt and skilled care to reposition the dislocated joint, followed by rehabilitation to restore strength and stability.

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the wrist. It often results in numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hand and fingers. Treatment at Orthopaedic Specialty Care may include wrist splinting, medications, and in some cases, surgery to relieve pressure on the median nerve.

 

Scoliosis

 

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine that most often occurs during the growth spurt just before puberty. While it can be mild in many cases, severe scoliosis can be disabling. Orthopaedic Specialty Care offers comprehensive evaluation and treatment options, including bracing and surgical correction, to manage scoliosis and improve patients' quality of life.

 

At Orthopaedic Specialty Care, we are dedicated to providing personalized and effective treatments for these and other Orthopaedic conditions. Dr. Christopher Manseau and our team of skilled professionals are committed to helping our patients in Ocala, Florida, achieve optimal health and mobility. If you are experiencing symptoms of any Orthopaedic condition, contact us today to schedule a consultation.


 

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