Patients may struggle with pain in the bones or muscles that do not seem to have a cause. They consume painkillers to ease the tension and aches, but continue to struggle with the pain once the medication wears off. Fortunately, we specialize in orthopedics as a treatment option for patients. We use orthopedics to correct deformities in the bones or muscles that can hinder normal function and daily activities.
We mainly use orthopedics to treat injuries or deformities of what is known as the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. This system is crucial for helping the body to move on a regular basis. If something is interfering with this system, the simple actions of sitting at a desk or walking around one’s house can be incredibly painful and difficult.
More complex than just breaking a bone
Upon breaking a bone or spraining a muscle, patients will seek professional treatment. While most options will do the trick, there are injuries or conditions that do not heal with simple solutions. In some cases, the patient needs specialized approach. The type of treatment we use will depend entirely on the patient’s condition.
For many patients, we will only need to go over specific exercise routines and rehabilitation therapy as treatment. With these options, the patients may make regular visits to our office for therapy sessions. It is crucial that the patient keeps up the exercise and treatment routine at home for a full recovery.
For more serious cases, surgery may be the best course of action. Possible surgeries can include:
- Internal Fixation
- Joint replacement
- Soft tissue repair
The joints and bones are more complex than people may realize and can require specialized care. In some cases, we may need to place a metal screw to keep fragments of the bone in place or we may need to place an artificial joint. We will determine if surgery is necessary after we conduct an examination of the patient.
The treatment process
Before we begin any treatment plans, we will need to gather information about the patient’s health. We will review the patient’s medical history, current health, insurance information, any allergies and other factors during an examination. We will take X-rays to help us get a better picture of the pain and what we will need to do for treatment.
Once we have all the information, we will go over possible treatment options with the patient and determine the most effective option. At Lifestyle Wellness, we ensure that the patient understands exactly what is going to happen during the treatment process. We will also answer any questions the patient has and address all concerns.
If you are in need of orthopedics or struggle with pain that does not seem to have an obvious cause, give us a call at 718-416-6429. We will schedule an appointment and meet with you to determine the cause of pain and the most effective form of treatment.