Orthopedic Related Injuries – Is It Time to See an Orthopedist?

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orthopedic related injuries

The human body can handle a great deal of wear and tear, but it is not indestructible. When pushed beyond its limits or subjected to trauma, your bones and muscles can sustain orthopedic injuries, which is any injury affecting the musculoskeletal system.

The most common orthopedic injuries are those that affect the ankle, knee, hip, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. These injuries can be very cumbersome because, aside from the pain, they can also affect your ability to move properly.

Sports and Orthopedic Injuries

There are plenty of reasons why people experience orthopedic injuries, and on the top of the list is sports. Athletes are susceptible to hurting their joints, muscles, and ligaments during training and competitions. It’s not uncommon to hear of players on injury reserve lists and undergoing sports injury treatment after tearing a muscle or blowing out an ACL. However, it’s not just athletes who are at risk for this type of injury. Engaging in physical activities, such as running or working out, or performing repetitive movements at work can also lead to orthopedic injuries.

Orthopedic Injuries and Aging

Orthopedic injuries become more common with age. As people age, their bones tend to lose density, making them more prone to breaks and fractures. Moreover, degenerative conditions such as arthritis and diabetes can also cause orthopedic injuries in many middle-aged and senior adults.

Restoring Mobility and Motion

Orthopedic injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions can affect people of all ages and keep them from leading happier and more productive lives. The good news is that there are many treatment options available that help relieve pain, restore mobility and motion and get people back to doing what they love. If you feel pain in your bones, joints, and connective tissues schedule an appointment with an orthopedist.

We’ve listed down the most common orthopedic-related injuries in the infographic below, so you will be able to determine whether it is time to visit and get help from an orthopedist.

Surgery

If you are suffering from chronic joint pain from osteoarthritis and/or discomfort as a result of a sport-related injury, it is important to do your research on the best procedure for you and your desired outcome. Check out these pages for more info on the pages below or contact us directly for help finding a doctor in your area – stayactive@anika.com

About Dr. Kaelin

Dr. Charles R. Kaelin received his medical degree from the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and completed his orthopaedic training at Orlando Regional Center in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Kaelin also received training in Sports Medicine at Alabama Sports Medicine with Dr. Lemak, specializing in sports medicine and workmans compensation injuries. He has been a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) since 1990. He is a charter member of the International Cartilage Research Society, Founding member of the AAOS Education Enhancement Fund (AAOS) and past editorial board member for the American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Journal.

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