What Is Orthopedic Care?

Orthopedic Care Mobile, AL

Want to learn more about orthopedic care because you are currently experiencing musculoskeletal problems? An orthopedic surgeon is a medical professional who has chosen to focus on diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions related to the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles and/or nerves. Some orthopedic surgeons have even decided to focus on treating certain areas of the body, e.g., spine, hips, etc.

About orthopedic care

Do you think you might be in need of orthopedic care? If you are not sure, making an evaluation appointment is your next step. During this appointment, you will learn if you do indeed require orthopedic care to treat your musculoskeletal problem. The orthopedic surgeon will then create a treatment plan for you. It may include using one or more types of orthopedic therapies or a surgical procedure to treat the problem.

Types of orthopedic care

The following is a list of four common types of orthopedic therapies that are used today to help patients recover from their orthopedic problems.

Hand therapy

Hand therapy is a type of orthopedic care that focuses on the rehabilitation of the hand, wrist and arm. An orthopedic professional will either use physical therapy, occupational therapy or a combination of the two. Common reasons someone would be in need of hand therapy include hand fractures, tendon injuries, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Shoulder therapy

Shoulder therapy is for patients who have experienced an injury that causes them ongoing shoulder pain. An orthopedic surgeon will often perform some type of surgery to treat it. A common reason someone would be in need of shoulder therapy is that they dislocated their shoulder or experienced a rotator cuff injury.

Knee therapy

Knee therapy is a care option that will benefit those who are experiencing knee cartilage problems. Over time and mainly due to wear and tear, the cartilage in the knee will begin to weaken, which causes both stiffness and pain. While knee therapy does not replace cartilage, it should minimize any stiffness and/or pain.

Sports injuries

When someone injures any part of their musculoskeletal system when playing sports, they need to make an appointment with an experienced orthopedic professional as soon as possible. They will not only learn what type of orthopedic treatment they will need to undergo to fix their injury, but they will also be given advice on how to prevent future sports-related injuries.

Bottom line

If you think that you are in need of orthopedic care, your next step is contacting us now to schedule an evaluation appointment to determine the extent of your injury. If you know that you require the services of an experienced orthopedic surgeon, then you need to come in so we can create a treatment plan for you. Our caring orthopedic surgeon takes care of patients of all ages, so we can help you, your child or your parent get back on track to good orthopedic health! Call us today!

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