Orthopedic Medicine Specialist

Robert B. Lanter, DO

Physiatrist & Orthopaedic Specialist located in Oceanside, NY & Long Beach, NY

If you experience a sports, work, or slip-and-fall injury, orthopedic medicine can relieve pain, prevent further complications, and encourage your body’s natural healing process. The team at Robert B. Lanter, DO, offers an array of orthopedic medicine services, including hyaluronic acid injections, trigger point injections, acupuncture, cupping, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP). To make an appointment at the practice in Oceanside or Long Beach, New York, call the nearest office or use the online booking tool today.

Orthopedic Medicine Q&A

What is orthopedic medicine?

Orthopedic medicine diagnoses and treats injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Specifically, Dr. Lanter and the team provide care for problems that affect the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments.

Orthopedic medicine works to relieve pain and encourage mobility. It uses safe and effective minimally invasive treatments to eliminate inflammation and speed up the recovery process.

What types of problems does orthopedic medicine treat?

Dr. Lanter and the team use orthopedic medicine to treat various problems, including:

  • Sports injuries
  • Injuries from car accidents
  • Knee pain
  • Chronic pain
  • Slip-and-fall injuries
  • Low back pain
  • Whiplash

You might also benefit from orthopedic medicine if you’re living with arthritis, a group of more than 100 degenerative ailments that affect the joints.

What services fall under the umbrella of orthopedic medicine?

Dr. Lanter and the team offer an array of orthopedic medicine services, including:

Hyaluronic acid injections

If you experience chronic knee pain due to an injury or degenerative condition, Dr. Lanter might recommend hyaluronic acid injections. Once the medication enters your body, it creates a gel-like cushion for the knee joint, acting as a shock absorber and allowing for increased mobility.

Trigger point injections

Trigger point injections use corticosteroids to relieve muscle knots that don’t respond to massage, ice, or other more conservative treatments. The medication allows your muscles to relax, easing tension and pain.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative medicine technique that uses your own growth factors and platelets to encourage the body’s natural healing process. By injecting a platelet-rich solution into a damaged or swollen joint, it’s possible to relieve inflammation and restore your mobility.

Cupping

Cupping is an alternative therapy that’s been practiced for thousands of years. It uses special cups to create suction on your skin, increasing circulation throughout the body. Research shows cupping may relieve pain and inflammation while promoting relaxation.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice used for pain and stress management. During treatment, Dr. Lanter inserts a series of thin needles into your skin at various strategic points or meridians. The needles are thought to promote energy flow throughout the body, encouraging healing. 

What type of orthopedic medicine will benefit me?

To determine the type of orthopedic medicine services that are right for you, Dr. Lanter and the team conduct a physical exam and ask about your symptoms. Then, they review your medical history. After gathering the necessary information, the team develops a custom treatment plan to meet your needs.

To learn more about orthopedic medicine, make an appointment at the practice of Robert B. Lanter, DO, by calling the nearest office or booking online today.