openPR Logo
Press release

When should I see an Orthopedic Doctor?

02-27-2019 10:36 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Phoenix Shoulder & Knee

Many people are not aware when exactly they can benefit from seeing an orthopedic doctor. Here’s a look at how an orthopedic physician can help you and when you should see one.

When should I see an orthopedic doctor?

Orthopedic doctors specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders, conditions, and injuries pertaining to the musculoskeletal system – the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tendons in the body.

Just as you would see a cardiologist for a heart issue and a neurosurgeon for a brain disorder, you need an orthopedic doctor instead of your primary care doctor for musculoskeletal issues. So, if you are experiencing a musculoskeletal issue, you need to see an orthopedic doctor or surgeon.

Here are some examples to help you understand when to seek an orthopedic specialist.

• Chronic Pain – Usually, pain occurs if you injure yourself. This is known as acute pain and would go away as the injury heals. But if you are suffering from stubborn pain that has lasted more than a few weeks, you are experiencing chronic pain. Chronic pain is treated by orthopedic doctors. It is a sign that there is an underlying condition or injury that needs to be addressed.

• Limited Range of Motion – If you are not able to move your body the way you normally do, this is referred to as limited range of motion. This often happens after an injury or accident or over a period of time in case of degenerative conditions, such as arthritis. Orthopedic doctors can examine you to diagnose the underlying cause and recommend treatments to help improve it.

• Difficulty with Daily Activities – If you are experiencing difficulty in performing daily activities like walking, doing chores, or carrying out your hobbies and activities, there is likely an underlying issue that must be addressed. For example, your knees hurt while you walk, your wrists ache after typing on a keyboard for some time or your back hurts while gardening. To some extent, aging affects a person’s capacity to do certain things. But if you experience significant limitations in daily activities or it hurts while doing them, you need to see an orthopedic doctor right away.

• Injury – Orthopedic doctors treat a variety of musculoskeletal injuries after any injury. They can provide the right treatments to fix issues like bone fractures, torn ligaments, strained muscles, and other injuries.

• Old Injuries – Left untreated, old injuries can also cause chronic pain and reduced function. If you suffered an injury or surgery a long time ago which is still causing you pain, get it examined by an orthopedic doctor.

To learn more about orthopedic treatments, call one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Phoenix AZ, call Phoenix Shoulder and Knee at 480-219-3342. Dr. Adam Farber is a Fellowship Trained, Board Certified Phoenix and Scottsdale orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine.

Phoenix Shoulder & Knee
1215 W Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 105 Tempe, AZ 85281
(480) 219-3342

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release When should I see an Orthopedic Doctor? here

News-ID: 1616658 • Views: 525

More Releases from Phoenix Shoulder & Knee

Preventing and Repairing Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. The most common type of rotator cuff tear involves failure of the tendon to attach to the tuberosity. This usually occurs near the bicep tendon, or the supraspinatus tendon. Pain resulting from a rotator cuff tear can be felt over the outside of the shoulder and upper arm. Patients may find it difficult to raise the injured arm above the
Meniscal Tears in the Knee
Meniscal tears are a common knee injury and can occur in any age group. Treatment for a meniscal tear will depend upon the age and needs of the patient, whether arthritis is present, and the orientation of the tear. Knee and the Meniscus The meniscus is a C-shaped structure made of fibrocartilage. It lies between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The menisci are fixed to the femur, tibia, and
Difference between an ACL Tear and MCL Tear
Knee injuries are very common among athletes and individuals with an active lifestyle. One of the most common sports injuries to the knee are tears in the ACL or the MCL. The knee is a complicated joint. A number of muscles, bones and ligaments, along with the joint, work together to help you move. However, a tear in the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) or MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) can restrict
Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms and Treatment
Shoulder dislocation is a common shoulder injury that causes severe painful and limited movement. This injury is common in athletes and may also result from a fall or other trauma to the joint. Since the shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint, it is at risk to dislocate easily, especially as a repeat injury. There are two different types of shoulder dislocation – • A partial dislocation, or subluxation, occurs when the top

All 5 Releases