Comprehensive Care for Aching Bones, Muscles and Joints in Modesto

Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that treats conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, such as joint pain. The musculoskeletal system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Joint and back pain are common, especially among the elderly. The experienced orthopedic doctors and dedicated staff at the Doctors Medical Center in Modesto provide complete orthopedic care to patients with chronic joint pain and who require more specialized care. 

Count on us to deliver advanced and personalized surgical and nonsurgical treatment plans. We are fully certified by The Joint Commission to give you the quality of care and expertise you need for a better quality of life.

What Is the Meaning of Orthopedist?

Orthopedists, also called orthopedic doctors, treat various musculoskeletal conditions, such as sports injuries, joint pain and back problems, using nonsurgical and surgical techniques. Some orthopedists are familiar with all aspects of the musculoskeletal system, while others specialize in certain areas, including:

  • Foot and ankle
  • Hand and wrist
  • Hip replacement and reconstruction
  • Knee replacement and reconstruction
  • Orthopedic oncology (bone tumors)
  • Orthopedic trauma
  • Pediatric orthopedic surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Spine
  • Sports medicine

Should I See an Orthopedist or a Podiatrist?

While an orthopedist specializes in conditions affecting the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles, a podiatrist, podiatric physician or surgeon diagnoses, prevents and treats conditions specifically affecting the lower extremity, which includes the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.

Podiatrists may also take up further training in specialized fields, such as surgery, orthopedics or public health. They may also practice other subspecialties, including:

  • Sports medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Dermatology
  • Radiology
  • Geriatrics
  • Diabetic foot care

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When Should I See an Orthopedic Doctor?

For acute injuries, such as fractures and dislocations, your orthopedic doctor will have to manipulate or reset your affected joint and immobilize it using a splint, cast or brace.

There are various treatment options your orthopedic physician may recommend if you have chronic musculoskeletal disorders, such as back pain or arthritis, including:

  • Over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Home exercise programs
  • Injections
  • Acupuncture
  • Mobility aids
  • Surgery, as a last resort

You may choose to see a primary care doctor if you have yet to find out the cause of your musculoskeletal symptoms. In many instances though, it is reasonable to see an orthopedic specialist for the following symptoms and conditions:

  • Constant or occasional pain for more than three months
  • Limited range of motion
  • Symptoms that affect daily mobility
  • Difficulty standing or moving around
  • An acute injury that does not respond to first aid treatments, such as ice or over-the-counter medications

If you need a second opinion about either a diagnosis or a treatment recommendation, you can also consult with an orthopedic surgeon.

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Why Choose Doctors Medical Center of Modesto for Your Orthopedic Care?

Joint and knee pain are the most common reasons for seeing an orthopedic physician. Yet, millions of people continue to suffer needlessly, living with pain.

From dull aches and sharp twinges to popping joints and numb extremities, people often endure much more discomfort than necessary.

Doctors Medical Center is the only Joint Commission Certified Joint Replacement - Knee Center in Stanislaus County. Orthopedic care at Doctors Medical Center of Modesto offers several services to help, including:

  • Complete, high-quality orthopedic care for your knee, hip, hand, wrist and other ailing joints
  • Nonsurgical treatment and procedure options to help with symptoms
  • An orthopedic rehabilitation program that allows you to rebuild and recover rapidly
  • Home to The Valley Consortium of Medical Education's Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Robotic knee and minimally invasive surgical procedures


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Insurances Accepted and Payment Plan Options

If getting up in the morning means waking up with muscle aches and joint pain, the Doctors Medical Center is here to help.

We have made it easier for you to make important healthcare decisions to take charge of your joint health. When you come to us for help, we will provide you with all the information you need upfront, including financial obligations.

The Doctors Medical Center offers flexible payment plans that fit your budget through out-of-pocket prices and procedures for peace of mind. Visit our pricing information and estimates page for an overview of your costs and options for a treatment or procedure.

Once you've decided to pay close attention to your joints, we work with various insurance providers for most treatments and procedures, including but not limited to knee, hip and back procedures. Please contact your insurance carrier directly if you have specific questions about your covered services and benefits.

Our dedicated staff is ready to address your questions and help make financial arrangements if you have an upcoming procedure or have been putting off surgery. For questions about billing, payment plans, pricing information and estimates, please visit our patient financial resources page for more details.

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Find an Orthopedic Doctor in Modesto

Do you have chronic joint pain? Are you experiencing pain or discomfort from an undiagnosed condition or injury?

The Doctors Medical Center is your destination for bone, joint and muscle care in Modesto. Now is an excellent time to speak with one of our experienced orthopedic doctors for proper diagnosis and advice on the best treatment options for your aching joints.

Please call 877-946-3604 or find a doctor using the button below. If it's an emergency, such as broken bones or severe bleeding from an injury, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Please don't delay care.

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