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From top to bottom, from common to rare, we treat every kind of orthopedic problem, including conditions of the:
- Back and neck
- Feet and ankles
- Hands, wrists, elbows, arms, and shoulders
- Knees and hips
- Soft tissues, bones, and joints
These conditions can be arthritis, bone fractures, dislocations, osteoporosis, and tendonitis, among others. More location-specific conditions that we treat are Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tennis Elbow, wrist sprains, scoliosis, herniated discs, ACL tears, and intoeing.
Conditions we treat
Back and neck conditions
The American Chiropractic Association estimates that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Causes for back and neck pain range from injury to aging and Maimonides spine specialists are here to help you feel like yourself again. We pride ourselves on preventative education for our patients and are committed to treating the most complex problems, such as Scheuermann’s Disease, scoliosis, and kyphosis, to the most common pains and strains.
When you come to our facility, you’ll be evaluated for the following common conditions:
- Back pain — 1 of the foremost reasons people come to see an orthopedic specialist, which can be caused by muscle strain, fatigue, spinal stenosis, or herniated discs
- Neck pain — Often caused by muscle strain or tension in everyday activities, but also traumatic accidents or compressions as well
- Osteoporosis — Where the density and quality of bone tissue are reduced as you age, causing fractures
- Scoliosis — Most often diagnosed in adolescence, which typically runs in families, and girls are more prone to it than boys
Foot and ankle conditions
The Maimonides Division of Podiatry is available for all your foot care needs. People sometimes forget that if you suffer from vascular, renal, or diabetes-related conditions, your feet may be affected, so make sure you’re seeking treatment. Surgery is always the last resort, but if it is necessary, we have extensive experience with procedures ranging from bunion removal to extensive foot reconstruction.
When you schedule an appointment with 1 of our foot specialists, you’ll be evaluated for the following common conditions:
- Arthritis — The cartilage in the affected joint wears down and causes inflammation, which can be treated with medication, non-operative therapies, and surgery
- Diabetic Foot — Caused by cell and nerve damage from having high blood sugar, which can be treated with ulcer care and limb salvage options
- Foot and ankle injuries — Like ankle fractures, stress fractures, shin splints, and toe fractures, which can all occur during sports activities
- Toe issues — Like bunions, corns, and hammer toes, which can be treated with corrective footwear, orthotics, or surgery
We offer preventive screenings for all diabetic patients as well as total contact casting and extensive diabetic ulcer care. Orthotics and braces are available for heel pain, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, and high arches.
Hand, wrist, arm, and shoulder conditions
Your hands are in the best hands at Maimonides. Pain occurring in the hand to shoulder region can be debilitating, but our specialists provide expert care for adults and children, athletes, and people throughout New York City. Whenever possible, we perform minimally invasive procedures, like arthroscopic surgery, where thin instruments are inserted into very small incisions in the affected area, thereby ensuring a more rapid recovery.
If you are experiencing discomfort, schedule an appointment with 1 of our hand and upper extremity physicians, who will evaluate you for the following common conditions:
- Arthritis — The cartilage in the affected joint wears down and causes inflammation, which can be treated with medications, injections, physical therapy, and mechanical aids before considering surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome — Brought on by pressure on the median nerve at the wrist, causing numbness, tingling, and pain in the arm, hand, and fingers
- Ganglion cysts — Extremely common ailments that can occur on nearly every part of the hand and wrist, which can be treated by a removal procedure
- Rotator cuff injuries — Causing pain and loss of motion at the shoulder joint to people of all ages, which can lead to shoulder replacement surgery
Knee and hip conditions
The largest joints in the body are our knees and hips, which support our weight. These joints are prone to arthritis and overuse injuries, which causes the surrounding tissue and bone to wear down. Whether it’s a sports-related injury, an arthritic pain caused by aging, or a child seeking pediatric orthopedics for a congenital condition, Maimonides will get you back on your feet. A knee and hip specialist will evaluate the extent of an injury, and then recommend a proper course of treatment, which could range from conservative care to orthopedic knee surgery.
Some common conditions are:
- Arthritis — A common sign of aging where the cartilage in the affected joint wears down and causes inflammation, which can be treated with medications, injections, physical therapy, and mechanical aid
- Hip fractures — Commonly affects older patients after a fall, and depend on where the break occurs in the pelvis
- Overuse injuries — Are very common with athletes and senior patients, caused by repetitive trauma to the muscle or joint that can lead to an earlier onset of arthritis
Rheumatologic and autoimmune diseases can affect various parts of the body, such as your joints, muscles, and connective tissues. If you’re experiencing severe or long-lasting pain, you may need to see a rheumatologist. Many of these diseases are difficult to identify, but Maimonides rheumatologists are specially trained to discover the cause of pain and provide outstanding care.
We treat a variety of rheumatology-related conditions, including:
- Gout — Brought on by having high levels of uric acid in your blood, causing severe pain and tenderness in joints like the 1 at the base of the big toe
- Lupus — A systemic autoimmune disease that inflames different body systems, caused by a combination of your genetics and your environment
- Osteoarthritis — The most common form of arthritis in your hands, hips, spine, and knees, which occurs when the protective cartilage at the ends of your bones wears down