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General Orthopedics

Texas Orthopedic and Hand Specialist

Kent Weinheimer, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon & Hand and Upper Extremity located in Amarillo, TX

If you experience joint pain or injuries, you don’t have to live in discomfort. At Texas Orthopedic and Hand Specialist in Amarillo, Texas, orthopedic surgeon Kent Weinheimer, MD, and the expert team offer general orthopedics to help you heal from injuries, reduce arthritis pain, and restore muscle and joint function. Call the office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.

General Orthopedics Q & A

What is general orthopedics?

General orthopedics includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of muscle, joint, and bone problems. The Texas Orthopedic and Hand Specialist team treats arthritis pain and injuries in your ankles, knees, hips, hands, elbows, shoulders, and other joints. They use the latest technology and procedures to give you the best results.

Why might I need general orthopedics care?

You could need general orthopedics treatment if you experience the following:

  • Joint pain
  • Strains or sprains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Ligaments strains
  • Muscle tears
  • Torn meniscus
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Torn ACL
  • Tennis elbow


You might have orthopedic problems because of a sports injury, work injury, arthritis, or normal wear-and-tear due to aging.

How does my doctor diagnose my condition?

To find out what injury or disease you have, Dr. Weinheimer discusses your symptoms and medical history. He then completes a physical exam and could order blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.

What are common general orthopedic treatments?

If you have arthritis or an injury, Dr. Weinheimer can suggest one or more of the following:

Home remedies

Home remedies you can try include rest, ice or heat packs, compression, elevation, and wearing a brace or splint as needed.


Taking medicines can reduce inflammation, pain, and the risk of developing arthritis-related joint damage.

Physical therapy

Stretches and strength exercises can speed up healing, strengthen muscles and joints, and reduce your risk of re-injury.


Injections of steroids, hyaluronic acid, trigger point, or regenerative medicine can reduce your inflammation, speed up healing, and relieve your pain.


If you’ve suffered a severe injury or struggle with ongoing pain and other treatments haven’t worked, Dr. Weinheimer can surgically repair an injury, remove diseased tissue, and/or replace joints to restore musculoskeletal function.

At the first sign of joint swelling, an injury, or ongoing pain requiring general orthopedics care, call the Texas Orthopedic and Hand Specialist office or book an appointment online.