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Every movement you make relies on a collaborative system of muscles, joints, nerves, bones, and ligaments. When everything is working together, we can easily move, work, and be active. However, an injury or underlying condition can cause pain, tingling, numbness, or loss of mobility that keeps you from living the life you love. The orthopedic specialists at Beacon are experts in a wide-range of musculoskeletal issues, helping clients manage back, neck, shoulder, arm, leg, foot, or hip pain with surgical and non-surgical treatments that will get you back to doing what you love.

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Orthopedic Care in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio

Beacon orthopedists are board-certified and fellowship-trained, so you’ll always see a doctor who specializes in the kind of care you need. We offer personalized care for everyone, from children to seniors, including student and professional athletes, weekend warriors, people with work-related injuries and those with overuse injuries from hobbies such as dancing, gardening, golfing, or playing instruments.

Spine and Neck

Back pain is one of the most common physical ailments and a major cause of disability.1 Pain in the back or neck can be caused by an injury, pinched nerve, herniated disc, or underlying spinal condition. Our spine specialists offer a range of minimally invasive treatments for the neck and back.
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Shoulder and Elbow

The shoulder and elbow are hard-working joints that can be injured by overuse or affected by conditions such as tennis elbow, tendinitis, and rotator cuff tears. Shoulder or arm pain can severely limit your range of motion, but we can help restore function and well-being.
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Hand and Wrist

We use our hands for hundreds of different purposes throughout the day and a hand injury can seriously limit our ability to perform day-to-day tasks. The bones and joints of the hand and wrist are delicate and our hand specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating hand and wrist injuries including carpal tunnel and arthritis.
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Hip Care

Your hip joint, and the surrounding bones, muscles, and ligaments help you to walk, run, dance, and more. Hips that are affected by injuries or arthritis can limit your mobility and cause significant pain. Our hip care experts offer a range of surgical and non-surgical treatments to help you regain mobility.
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Knee Care

A knee injury can impede your ability to participate in sports or even walk. Our orthopedists are experienced in treating knee conditions such as runner’s knee or specific ligament injuries, such as tears to the ACL, MCL, LCL, PCL, or meniscus as well as knee pain due to arthritis or bursitis.
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Foot and Ankle

Foot pain is hard to ignore, and you shouldn’t have to live with discomfort in your feet or ankles. Unfortunately, foot and ankle injuries are very common. Our orthopedic specialists offer a range of treatments for foot and ankle conditions and injuries.
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What to Expect from a Clinic Visit at Beacon Orthopaedics

Although your experience seeing a fellowship-trained orthopaedic specialist may vary depending on your specific injury or chronic condition, a clinic visit at Beacon should generally consist of four elements:

1. Review of your medical history

We will discuss your current injury or condition, as well as your medical history, in order to find the cause of your symptoms and create an effective treatment plan. The more descriptive you are about your pain or discomfort, generally the faster an accurate diagnosis can be reached. Details including how the injury occurred, or the first time you noticed pain, what causes discomfort, and the severity of your pain are all helpful. We will also want to know about other health conditions you may have, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, allergies, or past injuries.

2. Thorough physical examination

Your orthopedist will use a series of physical movements to understand how your injury affects your use of the joint. When undergoing a physical exam, please be transparent with your orthopedic doctor. If a certain movement is uncomfortable or causes feelings of numbness or tingling, letting them know is important.

3. Diagnostic imaging

This generally means an x-ray, but may include an MRI or even ultrasound, depending on the severity of the injury or condition. X-rays are relatively inexpensive and reveal a wide range of factors including fractures, cysts or bone spurs, misalignment, and more. If soft tissue damage is suspected, such as a ligament or tendon injury, an MRI may be recommended and available the same day or next day.

In the event that you have recently had x-rays or other imaging taken, the surgeon may review them to look for any changes or deterioration to your joint. At an orthopedic specialty practice like Beacon, all x-rays are read by radiologists who are experts in diagnosing bone and joint conditions. This helps ensure that nothing is overlooked or mis-read. Beacon has MRI and x-ray services in house to make the process convenient for our patients.

4. Discussion of your treatment plan

Once your orthopedist has reviewed your medical history, physical exam, and diagnostic imaging, they will work with you to discover your physical goals and talk about treatment options. If your injury or condition is diagnosed, we will make recommendations for the best ways to alleviate your symptoms and help you achieve your goals. If additional tests are required before your specialist is comfortable making a treatment recommendation, they will explain some options for temporary care and how the tests will help determine what is best for long-term treatment. This is also a good time to ask any questions you may have or take notes about the pros and cons of treatment paths.

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1 Mayo Clinic. Back Pain. Available: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/back-pain/symptoms-causes/syc-20369906 Accessed October 8, 2020.