At Associated Orthopaedics, we provide comprehensive treatment for patients with damage to their knees, hips, or shoulders as a result of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other joint disorders. Our total joint care services are designed to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes following surgery.
We offer a variety of options for our patients, including both inpatient and outpatient services. In addition, we have a team of dedicated orthopedic surgeons who are experienced in performing both minimally invasive and traditional joint replacement surgery. Whether you are facing hip replacement surgery or need treatment for shoulder pain, the team at Associated Orthopaedics is here to help you get back to living your life to the fullest.
When to See a Joint Care Specialist
Joint care is important for everyone, but there are certain times when it's especially important to see a joint care specialist. It's time to make an appointment if you're experiencing:
- Persistent joint pain
- Grating sensation
- Loss of range of motion
Joint pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including injury, and other degenerative conditions. A joint care specialist will be able to determine the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan that's right for you. Joint pain can be debilitating, so don't wait to get help. If you're having trouble moving or performing everyday activities, see a joint care specialist today.
Conditions We Treat
At our practice, we treat a wide range of joint conditions including:
Osteoarthritis is a condition that affects the joints. It occurs when the cartilage that cushions the joints breaks down. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease, which means that it gets worse over time. There is no cure for osteoarthritis, but there are treatments that can help improve your symptoms. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it affects more than 20 million people in the United States.
Bone tissue is consistently being broken down and replaced with new tissue. Osteoporosis occurs when the rate of bone being broken down exceeds the rate of new bone regeneration. The bones then become brittle and can easily fracture or break. Some signs to look out for are:
- Back pain
- Stooped posture
- Gradual loss of height
Rheumatoid arthritis is a form of arthritis that typically affects the joints in the hands and feet. It is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the joints and can lead to damage to the cartilage and bone.
Rheumatoid arthritis is different from other forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, because it affects not just the joints, but also other organs in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis can cause fatigue, fever, and weight loss. It can also lead to joint deformity, making it difficult to move the affected joints.
Tendonitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling in the tendons. The tendons are the connective tissues that connects muscle to bone. Tendonitis can occur in any tendon, but it is most common in the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. Tendonitis is usually caused by overuse or repetitive motion of a joint.
These conditions can be chronic or acute, degenerative, or inflammatory. We work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to address your specific condition.
Joint Replacement Surgery in Kingsport, TN
Whether you are coming in for preventive care or treatment for an existing condition, we are here to help you achieve your optimal level of health and wellness. Contact Associated Orthopaedics in Kingsport, Tennessee, at (423) 245-3161 to meet with one of our joint care specialists or schedule an appointment online.