What Medical Issues Does an Orthopedic Specialist Treat?

Medical Issues Treated by Orthopedic Specialist

Should I See an Orthopedic Specialist?

Orthopedic doctors are specialists in treating injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. This system of muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, and tendons is integral to movement. Even slight pain or reduced function can interfere with your daily life. At Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA), our top-rated doctors will perform a complete evaluation before creating a personalized treatment plan based on your needs. Some common conditions and injuries we treat include the following.

Work-related Injury

When you’ve been injured at work, we’ve got you covered. CONA offers three convenient locations with specialists on-site to assist patients with workers’ compensation cases. Common work-related injuries include slips and falls, crushing injuries, and overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. If you’ve been injured at work, we have appointments available within 48 hours.


Arthritis can affect multiple joints in the body. Common areas affected by arthritis include the hand, ankle, and hip. Symptoms include painful joints, stiffness, decreased range of motion, and swollen joints. Mild symptoms can be treated at home with over-the-counter pain medications and rest. If these methods aren’t enough, conservative treatments, such as prescription pain medications, physical therapy, and steroid injections in the joint, are often the first course of treatment. In cases where pain persists after conservative treatment, joint replacement may be suggested.


When accidents happen, CONA is here to help. Our top-rated orthopedic doctors are experts at treating fractures of the ankle, elbow, hand, and more. After evaluation and diagnosis, a treatment plan is created, which may include casting, traction, or surgery to set up severely broken bones. Fractures require medical intervention to heal correctly. If you’ve suffered an injury and have symptoms such as intense pain, swelling, or deformity, it is essential to seek immediate treatment. Our orthopedic urgent care walk-in clinics are available Monday through Friday if you need immediate treatment.

Sports-related Injuries

Playing almost any sport brings with it a risk of injury. At CONA, our award-winning Sports Medicine Program offers some of the most advanced care in the area. From golfer’s elbow to fractures, our specialists have seen it all and are dedicated to providing personalized and effective care to all our patients. Common sports-related injuries we treat include strains, bursitis, rotator cuff injury, and a runner’s knee. These injuries can range in severity with symptoms such as pain, swelling, or loss of movement. Sometimes, injuries can improve with home treatment, such as over-the-counter medication, rest, and ice. If your pain increases or has lasted more than two weeks, it’s time to seek an evaluation and diagnosis from one of our board-certified orthopedic doctors in South Carolina.

Top-rated Orthopedic Care in South Carolina

At Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates, our orthopedic doctors are experienced in treating various medical issues of the musculoskeletal system. Many conditions benefit from early intervention, so don’t wait to seek treatment until your symptoms affect your quality of life. If your symptoms aren’t responding to home treatment, we can help. Book an appointment to get started today.

Make an Appointment
with A CONA Specialist!

If you are experiencing pain, we encourage you to make an appointment with a Carolina Orthopaedic and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Specialist as soon as possible. We have offices located in Spartanburg, Duncan and Greenville, SC.

Remember, the road to recovery starts when you walk through our doors. 

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I am happy with this practice all my questions are answered within 24 hours. Dr. Hoenig is great, his bedside manner is wonderful, he is very thorough, and makes personal calls after surgery to check on patients. I would definitely recommend to family and friends!

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