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What Can an Orthopedic Doctor Treat?

If you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, it is critical to visit an orthopedic doctor. This is because an orthopedic doctor is able to diagnose, treat, and prevent issues that affect the bones in our body. The most common issues that an orthopedic doctor treats patient for in the Fox Valley are: knee and back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bone tumors. If you are currently suffering from one of these conditions, continue on to the article below. This article highlights the most common illnesses that they treat, and how scheduling an appointment today can impact your life for the better.

Sport Injuries

Although common, a sports injury can have a devastating impact on an individual’s joints. These injuries often cause harm to the function and strength of the joint due to the damage. To mitigate the issue from persisting, it is crucial for those who experience an injury to seek treatment from a professional immediately. Otherwise, the issue may worsen and become susceptible to more damage.

Back or Spinal Pain

Another common issue that can affect an individual is back and spinal pain. This pain is severe and can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of these factors include: a slipped disc, misalignment, inflammation, spinal cord damage, or nerve damage. To help determine the exact cause of the pain, it is recommended to visit a specialist who will be able to assess the symptoms affecting the back and provide treatment to assist with it.


For those who deal with chronic arthritis, it is recommended to visit a specialist to assess the state of your joints. During the appointment, the specialist will be able to examine your current condition. While they assess your current condition, they will be able to determine any potential risks that are contributing to the joints. This can help to prevent the issue from worsening and becoming unbearable over time. Further, the specialist may be able to provide advice and a treatment plan to maintain the joint in the future. However, without an assessment, the arthritis is at risk of spreading and contributing to a further deterioration of their condition.


When an individual has osteoporosis, their bones become brittle and fragile. This can impact the tissue that surrounds the joints, resulting in a loss of mobility and an influx of pain. To help determine the cause of this issue and prepare an effective treatment plan it is recommended to visit a specialist. The specialist will be able to determine if there are any hormonal changes or calcium deficiencies that could be impacting your current state. Ultimately, helping to minimize the impact of the illness.

At OSI, we’re here to help when you need us. To see an orthopedic specialist, call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. Get to know our physicians by viewing their online video bios at, then visit the “Meet Our Providers” page. The physicians at OSI are your trusted source in the valley for comprehensive orthopedic care.

The OSI flagship location in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries – everything you need for comprehensive orthopedic care, all under one roof. Additionally, OSI has outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.