Are you experiencing continued pain, swelling, injury, and/or joint stiffness? Is it limiting your range of motion or making it difficult to perform everyday tasks? If you answered yes to these questions, it may be time to see a doctor.
“If you are having discomfort, especially if it has been bothering you for an extended period of time, it should be evaluated,” says board-certified orthopedic surgeon James Mullen, MD. “Ninety percent of patients that walk into my office do not require surgery and can be successfully treated with non-operative treatments alone.”
A former Division I athlete who grew up in Mt. Lebanon, Dr. Mullen now treats orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, hand, and arm in patients of all ages.
Dr. Mullen and his physician colleagues at St. Clair Medical Group Orthopedic Surgery can provide head-to-toe care for any medical condition or injury that affects the musculoskeletal system, including carpel tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, and injuries to the shoulder and rotator cuff.
“I’ll treat everything from a child’s broken wrist to an older adult’s injured shoulder,” explains Dr. Mullen. “I treat the entire upper body—fingers, hands, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders—so patients don’t have to bounce around to different specialists.”
Dr. Mullen and his physician colleagues deliver leading-edge care through a personalized approach, focusing on understanding and prioritizing each patient’s individual goals. They will take the time to talk with you in order to properly diagnose your condition and create a personalized treatment plan that works for you and your lifestyle.
Treatment plans often include physical therapy, bracing, and injections—or surgery as a last resort—all of which can help to ease your pain, restore range of motion, and get you back to your personal best.
To learn more or request an appointment with Dr. Mullen, please call 412.942.7262 or visit stclair.org/jim-mullen.