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General Orthopedics

Dr. Shaia specializes in a wide array of orthopedic conditions and treatments outside of total joint replacement. Some of those conditions are listed below. If you suspect the symptoms you are experiencing match those below or you are experiencing pain in the same areas, schedule an appointment today. There is no orthopedic surgeon in Richmond, Henrico, or Glen Allen that is more personally invested in your health than Dr. Harry Shaia.

Tennis Elbow
Not always caused by playing the condition’s namesake sport, tennis elbow develops from repeated overexertion in motions involving the bending and straightening of the arm. Pain and tenderness stems from the lateral epicondyle, meaning the side of the elbow facing away from the body.

Golfer’s Elbow
A similar diagnosis to the sister condition listed above, golfer’s elbow can be caused by a number of non-sports related activities. Pain and tenderness stems from the medial epicondyle, meaning the side of the elbow facing inward toward the body. Extending the arm and gripping objects with any pressure can cause pain when this part of the elbow is enflamed or torn.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel or carpal canal is a passage way from the forearm to the palm of the hand that houses several tendons as well as the median nerve. Fluid buildup, broken bones, obesity, tumors, aging, repeated wrist and hand movements, and arthritis can all put pressure on the median nerve and reduce space in the canal needed for regular movement. Symptoms include numbness, wrist and forearm pain, tingling similar to the hand “falling asleep,” and finger stiffness in the morning.

Trigger Fingers
Also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, this condition creates a tension that holds the finger in a bent position until exertion snaps it into a straightened position. This is often painful and is caused by a sheath that surrounds the tendon narrowing and restricting the tendon’s movement. Treatments include corticosteroid injection and surgical remedy.

Knee Arthroscopy
A surgical solution rather than a condition, knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows join tissue to heal properly. The orthopedic surgeon uses a small tubed camera to see inside the joint and diagnose the damage. The doctor will then use specialized tools to scrape or remove the torn or otherwise damaged ligaments, menisci, or cartilage. This procedure can also be used on different joints on the body such as the shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, hip, or foot.


Call Dr. Shaia and his team for help with any general orthopedic conditions. You will see why patients all over Richmond, Henrico, and Glen Allen have already chosen us as their preferred orthopaedic physician.