General orthopedics covers a wide range of conditions and treatments for patients, such as the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and diseases affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles within the body. Orthopedic conditions may be acute, such as fractures, sprains or strains; or chronic, such as arthritis, tendonitis and more, and may result in pain, stiffness, swelling, immobility and other troubling symptoms that tend to worsen over time. Common general orthopedic conditions include:
- Sprains and Strains
- Nerve Pain
- Repetitive Stress/Overuse
- Sports Injures
- Trauma and Complex Fractures
- Post-Surgical Issues
Dr. Bellapianta treats a wide range of orthopedic conditions using conservative, alternative and surgical means depending on each patient's individual needs. Most of these general orthopedic problems do not require surgery. We offer injections for pain and inflammation, and at-home exercises that strengthen and condition your body. Each patient responds differently to treatment, so Dr. B monitors your progress closely to ensure that the prescribed treatment is effective. Many conditions require ongoing management in order to relieve symptoms and allow patients to function in their everyday lives.
For conditions and injuries that do require surgery, we offer the most advanced procedures at several top regional hospitals. Pain medication and physical therapy are generally required after surgery for rehabilitation.