When and why you should see an orthopedic doctor.

Each year more than 28 million Americans develop some type of musculoskeletal problem. If you’re one of them, you will probably need to see an orthopedic doctor.

Orthopedists treat conditions ranging from simple sprains, strains, and overuse injuries to broken bones, degenerative conditions and joint replacements. With more than 300 bones in your body, an orthopedic doctor can play a vital role in your overall health.

But how do you know when it’s time to contact an orthopedic specialist?

Signs you should see an orthopedic doctor.

• You have joint or musculoskeletal pain as the result of an injury

• Your range of motion is becoming limited

• You suffer from chronic pain (pain lasting more than 12 weeks)

• You experience swelling or bruising around a joint or injury

• It becomes difficult to perform daily functions

• Your walking or movements become unstable

• You have moderate or advanced arthritis

• Previous treatments for joint pain have been unsuccessful

• You experience hip or knee pain when you put weight on it

• You’ve been told by a doctor that you may need a joint replacement.

If you experience any of these issues, don’t delay in seeking the help of an orthopedic specialist. The earlier you receive a diagnosis and begin treatment, the more positive your outcome may be. Early treatment can prevent orthopedic injuries or conditions from becoming more severe.

Experience counts.

The orthopedic doctors at Coastal Orthopedics are among the most respected specialists in Florida. They are experienced in sports medicine, pain management, physical and occupational therapy, surgery and regenerative medicine. They will help you understand your injury or condition and recommend the best treatment plan possible. Your treatment may involve medication, physical therapy, pain intervention or surgical procedures.

Here are just some of the conditions treated at Coastal Orthopedics:

  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Musculoskeletal abnormalities
  • Injuries including fractures and dislocations
  • Joint replacement
  • Pain management
  • Back pain including ruptured disks, sciatica and scoliosis.
  • Hand and wrist injuries
  • Hip injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Club foot, bunions and unequal leg length
  • Sports or work-related injuries
  • Tendon injuries
  • Pulled muscles
  • Bursitis
  • Torn ligaments
  • Sprains, strains and more.

If you suffer from any of these conditions or injuries, you’ve got good reason to see an orthopedic doctor. And there’s no better time than now.  Call Coastal Orthopedics at 941-792-1404 or request an appointment here.