The doctors at All-Star Orthopaedics offer advanced treatments to eliminate pain and discomfort in the body caused by injury and disease.
Drs. Mark S. Greenberg, Kevin M. Honig, W. Grear Hurt, Thomas M. Schott, and Bing S. Tsay are among the best specialists in their field and can offer relief for arthritis, tendonitis, and many other conditions. Whether you have pain in your shoulders, knees, hands, feet, or other areas, our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons can help you to live an active, pain-free lifestyle once again.
For more information about any of the following conditions we invite you to contact our practice in the Dallas, Ft. Worth, Texas area.
- Rheumatoid/Septic/Psoriatic Arthritis
- Viral Arthritis
- Cumulative Trauma Disorder
- Joint Replacement
Osteoarthritis refers to the breakdown or loss of joint cartilage between the bones of the joints in the hands, feet, spine, hips, and knees. The condition, also known as degenerative arthritis, can cause severe pain and debilitation and affects millions of Americans. Osteoarthritis can result from damage or injury, wear-and-tear, and/or the natural progression of age. Symptoms of the condition typically include pain in the area and loss of range of motion, not necessarily occurring at the same time. A “locking” or grating sensation is also a symptom of osteoarthritis, and joint swelling can occur as the condition progresses. Treatment programs can consist of weight reduction, physical therapy or occupational therapy, medications, or surgery. Treatment with steroids acid has also been known to improve symptoms. Surgery can offer patients with severe cases of osteoarthritis joint replacement, or a smoother surface to the joints to provide better range of motion.
Osteonecrosis, also referred to as avascular necrosis, is a condition characterized by the loss of blood to the bones, which ultimately causes bone tissue death. It often affects areas of the knees, hips, and elbows, and can cause significant pain. Although the exact cause of osteonecrosis is not known, stress fractures or trauma may be a contributing factor. Fluid build-up within the bone may also be a cause of diminished blood supply. Some cases of osteonecrosis may also be linked with obesity, steroid therapy, sickle cell anemia, and lupus. The condition can ultimately lead to severe osteoarthritis and limited range of motion. Pain and swelling can be leading indicators of osteonecrosis. Non-surgical treatment for early stages of osteonecrosis includes medication, physical therapy, reducing activity that involves the affected area, and possibly a temporary brace. Surgical treatment may include cleansing of the joint, knee replacement, and procedures designed to reduce pressure on the surface of the bone.
An arthritic condition that typically affects men, gout causes the joints in the feet, ankles, knees, and other areas to deteriorate or become inflamed. Symptoms include redness, pain, and swelling. Gout is usually treated with pain relievers, corticosteroids, and other medications. The condition can be prevented by drinking enough water, eating healthy foods, losing weight, and taking medications to lower the amount of uric acid in the blood.
Arthritis is a chronic illness in which one or more joints in the body become inflamed. Inflammation can occur if the cartilage between the joints deteriorates and the joints begin to rub up against each other. In other instances, autoimmune disorders can cause inflammation in the joints. Because there are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, a correct diagnosis is crucial in determining the best course of treatment. Many types of arthritis can cause physical deformities and severe pain and debilitation. Early onset of some arthritic conditions can be treated with anti-inflammatory medications, steroid injections, or splinting. However, surgery may be necessary for some advanced cases of arthritis.
Rheumatoid / Septic / Psoriatic Arthritis
Rheumatoid, septic, and psoriatic arthritis are caused by autoimmune diseases, bacterial infections, and skin disorders, respectively. These conditions can cause pain in the joints as well as other symptoms including hand and feet deformities and a reduced range of motion. Treatment for these types of arthritis can include medications, splints, physical therapy, and surgery.
Tendonitis is a condition in which the tendons in the wrists, heel, rotator cuff, or other areas on the body become inflamed causing pain and discomfort. The condition often develops as a result of repeatedly putting too much pressure on the tendon in sports or other strenuous activities. Most tendonitis injuries occur in individuals between the ages of 40 and 60. Medications, cortisone injections, and physical therapy treatments are used to treat tendonitis symptoms.
This type of arthritis occurs when the joints become swollen or inflamed due to a viral infection. Medications are used to alleviate symptoms and in some cases the fluid in the inflamed joints is removed via needle in order to reduce or eliminate pain.
Cumulative Trauma Disorder
Cumulative trauma disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis develop over time as a result of repeated movements or motions that cause swelling or inflammation. These conditions are treated with splints, medications, steroid injections, and physical and/or occupational therapy.
Joint replacement surgery is performed to replace a damaged joint with an artificial one. These surgeries are performed on hundreds of thousands of Americans each year to help them walk, move around, and feel better. We perform total knee replacement, shoulder replacement, and hip replacement surgeries. These procedures are performed to reduce pain and discomfort in the targeted areas and can also increase the patient’s range of motion. In addition to the hips, knees, and shoulders, the joints in the fingers, ankles, and elbows are commonly replaced.
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Please contact All-Star Orthopaedics to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.