The causes and treatments may differ.
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system.
Foot and Ankle
The feet and ankles are complex structures of the body. They are made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, several muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Together, these structures provide movement and stability to the entire body. Injuries to the feet and ankles can make everyday activities like walking and standing painful.
The structure of the hand is a complex network of bones, nerves, and tendons working together to enable the hand to function with ease in everyday activities. When these structures are injured and everyday activities become painful or difficult to complete, a doctor specializing in the care of the hand, wrist, and forearm can step in to help.
When the spine ages, it can create painful symptoms throughout the body and can make everyday motions difficult. A team of physicians specializing in the care of the spine can help relieve your pain.
A physician practicing sports medicine focuses on sports-related medical services. This may include preventative measures such as conditioning and injury prevention, as well as treatments such as osteopathic manipulation, rehabilitation, or injections.
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Chesapeake, VA 23320
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What is orthopedics?
Orthopedics is the medical specialty that focuses on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system – bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
What areas of care does orthopedics include?
TPMG orthopedics includes foot and ankle surgery, hand surgery, spine care, and sports medicine.
Where can I go to receive orthopedic testing and treatment?
TPMG Orthopedic practices include TPMG Tidewater Sports and Osteopathic Medicine (Greenbrier and Virginia Beach), TPMG Comprehensive Spine Center, TPMG Foot and Ankle, and TPMG Orthopedics. Please see our locations above.
How should I prepare for my orthopedic appointment?
To learn about appointment preparation, including items you need to bring to your appointment, please visit https://mytpmg.com/patient-info/appointment-info/.
When should I see an orthopedic specialist?
Please visit an orthopedic specialist if:
- You have experienced an injury that causes pain to linger for more than two or three days
- You are experience chronic pain in the joints and bones
- Your pain prevents you from performing normal, day-to-day activities