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5 Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor

Isn't it wonderful how the human body's joints, bones, and muscles team up so smoothly? Decode your body's messages and Don't ignore the warning signs.
5 Signs You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor
Published Date
August 5, 2023

Isn't it wonderful how the human body's joints, bones, and muscles team up so smoothly? Just think about it: they work together in perfect harmony! There are actually 206 bones and joints in the human body, all working in a complex dance. However, if even just one of them acts up, it can stir up trouble.

Figuring out when something will heal on its own versus needing a doctor's help can be tricky. To lend a hand, we've put together a list of clear signs that it's a smart move to consult an orthopedic doctor.

  1. Daily Activities Feel Like a Challenge

Routine activities like walking or using stairs feeling like a challenge? Your body might be signaling an underlying musculoskeletal issue, possibly knee problems like arthritis. An orthopedic doc can figure out what's wrong via diagnosis and help fix your groove. 

  1. Orthopedic Trauma: What to Do Next?

Had an accident, fall, or sports injury? Don't ignore those warning signs! Get checked by an orthopedic doc for examination and monitoring ASAP to rule out any lasting damage to your bones, joints, or muscles and prevent future issues. 

  1. You Have Chronic Neck and Back Pain

Struggling at your desk or tying your fav shoes? It's probably that nagging neck and back pain you can't shake off, even after 12 weeks (we call it "chronic"). Orthopedic docs specialize in diagnosing and treating causes like muscle strains, arthritis, and disc issues. Don't wait – especially when it's close to your sensitive spinal cord. Some orthopedists even specialize in spine care to handle this tricky area!

  1. Soft Tissue Injury Not Getting Better After 48 Hours?

Just had a little run-in with a bent knee, sprained ankle, or a wrist recently that's not playing nice? Firstly, try out the Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation (RICE method) to check if swelling and pain ease off within 48 hours. If it’s not helping, it's time to ring up the doc and snag a slot.

  1. You Often Feel Unstable as You Stand or Walk

Occasional shakiness is fine, but if you're struggling to stay steady while walking or standing, it might be a sign that something's up with your bones. Changes in posture or gait could hint at musculoskeletal problems, like muscle imbalances, pain, or joint issues. Time to see an orthopedic doc. 

Listen to Your Body!

Real talk, if your body's sending out these distress signals, you might wanna listen to it. It's easy to brush off these signs and assume they'll heal on their own, but it's better to be safe than sorry.
Our orthopaedic docs at HEMA will help you figure out what's up and what next. Drop us a line!

It's easy to brush off these signs and assume they'll heal on their own, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

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