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General Orthopedics

From bone deformities to sports injuries, an experienced orthopedics specialist has the skill and training to promote healthy musculoskeletal function. The board-certified physicians at Coastal Ortho, located in El Segundo and Torrance, California, offer complete orthopedic care to patients of all ages. To learn more about general orthopedics, call Coastal Ortho or schedule an appointment online today.


What is general orthopedics?

General orthopedics refers to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. An orthopedic specialist can care for your needs, whether you have a degenerative condition, fracture, soft tissue damage, nerve damage or a bone deformity. 

The team at Coastal Ortho offers a wide range of noninvasive, regenerative, and surgical treatments to relieve pain and restore function to your musculoskeletal structures.

When do I need general orthopedics?

Many orthopedic conditions and injuries can negatively influence your quality of life. You may seek orthopedic care if you frequently experience:

  • Chronic pain
  • Stiff joints
  • Poor range of motion
  • Low mobility
  • Joint instability

The most common reasons individuals seek general orthopedics include:


A type of wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis breaks down the flexible cartilage that protects your joints. Joint inflammation, stiffness, and limited range of motion can lead to chronic pain that diminishes your mobility.


Fractures are bone breaks that can occur anywhere in your body. Wrist, ankle, collarbone, and hip fractures are common types of breaks that can affect your mobility even once they heal.

Bone deformities

Bone deformities happen when certain bones become distorted. While bone deformities are often genetic, they can also be acquired. Bunions and collapsed arches (flat feet) are common foot deformities that can cause pain and limit your mobility.


Tendons, which join muscle to bone, can become inflamed from overuse or injury. Without treatment, they can even tear. While tendonitis can develop nearly anywhere on your body, it’s especially common in the wrists, elbows, shoulders, knees, and heels (Achilles tendonitis).

What are the most common treatments in general orthopedics?

Coastal Ortho offers several orthopedic treatments at their offices, including:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a nonsurgical treatment that the team individualizes for each patient. Your treatment plan may include rehabilitative exercises, stretches, massage therapy, kinesiology taping, and other techniques to improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.

Aquatic therapy

Aquatic therapy allows you to perform exercise underwater, with mild resistance and buoyancy, to repair the damage without acute pain.

Arthroscopic surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive solution for hip replacement, ankle surgery, shoulder replacement, and tendon repair.

Custom orthotics

Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that address structural imbalances in your feet and ankles.

Other common treatments the team offers include:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
  • Hand surgery
  • Joint fluid injections
  • Bunion surgery
  • Spine surgery
  • Fracture treatment
  • Sports medicine care

To learn more about general orthopedics, call Coastal Ortho or schedule an appointment online today.

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