August 1, 2020 An orthopedist is a specially trained doctor who diagnoses and treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system. That would include your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and spine. Patients typically come to Spine & Orthopedic Specialists in Tulsa after experiencing a work-related injury, an accident at home, or in the community, a disease of the musculoskeletal system, or due to complications from a birth defect. Common Problems Affecting Different Parts of the Musculoskeletal System The ankles and feet can develop numerous issues causing pain and disability. You know this well if you have ever had a bunion, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, an injury to a ligament or tendon, hammer toe, or a foot or toe fracture that heals slowly. Medical conditions like arthritis and tarsal tunnel syndrome can also have a big impact on your mobility. Home remedies will help with some of these conditions while others will require medication or surgery. Infections, tumors, fractures, general bone deformities, and spinal deformities are common issues affecting the bones. Sometimes bones don’t heal as they should and require additional treatment such as surgery. The same may be true to remove an infection or tumor. It can be challenging and painful to live with inflammation and pain in your joints. Arthritis and bursitis are common joint conditions that can significantly decrease the quality of life. Both are more common as people age and are typically lifelong conditions you must learn to manage through lifestyle changes and following the advice of your orthopedist. Common ailments with the spine include herniated disc, infection, injury, scoliosis, stenosis, tumors, and fractures. Since your spine controls all other body movements, it’s essential to schedule an orthopedic consultation to discuss your treatment options. Schedule an Appointment Today The above represent just some of the numerous possibilities of musculoskeletal disorders. The office of Dr. Parchuri, Dr. Sparks are proud to bring you a team of medical professionals ready to help you get your life back today. Please contact our clinic today to reserve your time for an initial consultation.