Orthopedics Specialist

Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine

Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine, and Spine Practice located in Westfield, NJ & West Orange, NJ

Pain in your bones, muscles, or joints might be easy to ignore at first. If it persists, worsens, or is severe from the beginning, you might have an orthopedic injury or chronic condition. At Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine in Westfield and West Orange, New Jersey, the orthopedic team specializes in identifying and treating injuries related to and affecting your movement. Call the clinic nearest you to book your appointment or request online today.

Orthopedics Q & A

What does orthopedic mean?

Orthopedics is a type of medicine encompassing various musculoskeletal injuries and their treatments. Your musculoskeletal system is your body’s underlying framework: It involves your muscles, bones, joints, and all of the other parts that allow you to move. 

The orthopedic team at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine has a common goal of optimizing your movement. If you’re stiff or feel pain when you move, the team helps you overcome these challenges with complex orthopedic treatment approaches personalized for your needs. 

Your orthopedic care may consist of the following general steps.

  • Diagnosis
  • Multifaceted treatment
  • Restoration and rehabilitation
  • Preventive care

The orthopedic team focuses on the least invasive measures for treatment before progressing to surgical options. 

What are some injuries requiring orthopedic treatment?

Orthopedic treatment is the appropriate approach to numerous types of injuries. In fact, orthopedic injuries and conditions are the most likely reason to seek medical care. If there is a link between your injury and movement, chances are you’ll undergo orthopedic treatment for it.

You may need orthopedic care for an acute injury that happened suddenly or for a chronic condition that affects you in the long term. Conditions and injuries, including those that occur during sports or at work, that may require orthopedic care include:

  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Concussion
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint pain (e.g., knee, shoulder)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Herniated or bulging discs in the back or neck
  • Tendinitis
  • Fibromyalgia

Thankfully, most of these are easily treatable or manageable. The orthopedic team works hard to ensure that you feel minimal pain and maintain your maximum mobility.

What orthopedic treatments are available?

Orthopedic care usually involves multiple approaches at one time. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, your treatment may include:

  • Oral pain or anti-inflammatory medications
  • Regenerative medicine (e.g., platelet-rich plasma, mesenchymal cells)
  • Trigger point injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • TenJet®
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Epidural injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injection
  • Facet joint injections
  • Spinal cord stimulation

Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine individualizes your treatment plan. If you have questions or concerns along the way, the team gives you all of the information that you need to make informed decisions about your care and feel confident in your plan. 

If you experience pain or stiffness in your bones, joints, or muscles, call or click to schedule an orthopedic evaluation at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine today.