If you’re experiencing any type of musculoskeletal pain, it’s important to see an orthopedic specialist. Musculoskeletal pain can be caused by many different things, such as an injury, overuse, or arthritis. Doctors who specialize in orthopedics are experts in diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pain. Let’s discuss what musculoskeletal pain is, what causes it, how orthopedicRead More
5 Orthopedic Injuries You Must Run From
The medical field of orthopedics encompasses the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. The root word “ped” means “child,” and this field began with treating children who had bone-growth and similar musculoskeletal issues. Orthopedics has now exploded into serving people of all ages. Let’s talk about some common musculoskeletal injuries doctors treat, how these injuriesRead More
Physical Therapy for Chronic Pain
If you have chronic pain, chances are you have tried a bunch of different medications to try and alleviate it. If that hasn’t worked, it’s time to try something else, like physical therapy. Chronic Pain Chronic pain refers to pain symptoms that are experienced frequently for longer than a few weeks. It is often associatedRead More
Is there a difference between tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow?
A lot of people assume tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow refer to the same condition, but this is not true. While both are orthopedic conditions that develop as a result of overuse of the elbow and arm, they are in fact different. Here is a breakdown of tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow: Tennis Elbow TennisRead More
The Connection Between MRI Machines and Orthopedics
For every patient who goes to his or her orthopedic doctor due to joint pain or muscle pain, chances are the doctor will request imaging tests to be performed. These scans will help the physician to make a correct diagnosis for proper treatment. One of the most widely used imaging tests for diagnostic purposes isRead More
What Is a Scaphoid Fracture?
A scaphoid fracture is a break that occurs in one of the small bones (carpal bones) of your wrist. It is usually a result of a fall where you land on your hand. The eight carpal bones are laid out in rows between the forearm bones and the finger bones, forming the wrist. Each ofRead More
When to See An Orthopedic Doctor
Many people wonder when they should see an orthopedic physician. Most are used to discussing a lot of their health issues with their primary care physicians and don’t think they need an orthopedic doctor. However, orthopedic doctors are a great resource to include on your health care team to ensure you stay healthy. Let’s takeRead More
What are the Different Types of Orthopedic Doctors?
Orthopedics is the medical subspecialty that focuses on the diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, the interconnected and multifaceted structure comprised of the bones, ligaments, muscles, nerves, joints, and tendons. The name is rooted in Greek terminology – coming from “ortho” or straight, and “paes” or child; however, today the medical field features doctorsRead More