Orthopedic Consultation

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, PC

Mitchell Goldstein, MD

Orthopedist located in East Meadow, NY

If you have musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction, you might need to schedule an orthopedic consultation to get the best treatment. Experienced orthopedist Mitchell Goldstein, MD, of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, PC, in East Meadow, New York, has considerable expertise in helping patients who are suffering from musculoskeletal problems and can often provide effective alternatives to surgery. Find out more by calling Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, PC, today, or book an appointment online.

Orthopedic Consultation Q & A

What is an orthopedic consultation?

Orthopedics is a medical specialty concerned with your musculoskeletal system. That means Dr. Goldstein is an expert in treating and diagnosing problems affecting:

  • Muscles
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage
  • Bones
  • Joints
  • Vertebrae

Most people turn to over-the-counter pain medications for relief from musculoskeletal pain, and these treatments can be very useful in helping with mild pain. However, masking long term or severe pain with medications doesn’t help you get better, and could make your condition worse.

Dr. Goldstein provides treatments that aim to relieve your immediate pain and restore function long term by getting to the root cause of the problem. To achieve this, you need to attend an orthopedic consultation.

When should I go for an orthopedic consultation?

Your primary care provider or family doctor might recommend you see an orthopedic specialist like Dr. Goldstein if you have symptoms of a musculoskeletal condition. Or you can choose to contact Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, PC, directly if you believe you have a problem with your musculoskeletal system.

The kinds of symptoms you might experience include:

  • Back or neck pain
  • Chronic muscle or joint pain
  • Deformity of the joints
  • Difficulty straightening your spine
  • Injuries to your bones
  • Joint swelling
  • Tingling or numbness in your limbs
  • Pain after exercising

These are all typical symptoms of musculoskeletal conditions such as sprains and strains, arthritis, osteoporosis, trapped nerves, and back problems.

If you’ve already seen a doctor about your condition and they recommend surgery, it’s worth going to Dr. Goldstein for a second opinion as he may be able to offer suitable less invasive alternatives to surgery.

What happens at an orthopedic consultation?

When you see Dr. Goldstein for your orthopedic consultation, you tell him about your symptoms and any other health problems you have or medications you’re taking. Next, he carries out a physical exam.

He will look for any signs of swelling, infection, bruising, or unusual bony lumps. He may also ask you to move in specific ways to see your range of movement and what makes the pain worse.

At this point, Dr. Goldstein probably has a good idea of what’s wrong. He confirms his diagnosis using lab tests or diagnostic imaging tests, and then goes over the treatment options with you.

To arrange your orthopedic consultation with Dr. Goldstein, call Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, PC, today or book an appointment online.