What conditions does an orthopedic doctor treat?

Aside from treating broken bones and repairing painful joints, orthopedic doctors also treat patients for other orthopedic problems, including:

  • Sports Injuries
  • Back pain, Ruptured Discs, and Spinal Stenosis
  • Bone Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel, Hand Arthritis, and Hand Injuries
  • Club Foot, Bow Legs, and Hip Dysplasia
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Bunions
  • Arthritis


Typically, an orthopedic doctor explores nonsurgical treatment options first, such as pain medication or physical therapy. If the patient doesn’t respond to nonsurgical treatments, surgical options may be considered.