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General Orthopedics

Experiencing chronic pain, problems with your joints or muscle spasms? It may be time for you to speak to an orthopedic specialist. Keep reading to find out more about what this is, when to speak to one and what to expect.

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What is General Orthopedics?

General orthopedics is a field of medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions relating to the musculoskeletal system. Their goal is to help alleviate your symptoms and offer relief from pain, through comprehensive treatment plans focusing on the root cause.

The musculoskeletal system is all of your bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and joints.

What Kind of Conditions Does General Orthopedics Cover?

General orthopedics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Dislocations and fractures
  • Sprains and strains
  • Torn ligaments, pulled muscles, and tendon injuries
  • Bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and osteoporosis

When to Visit a General Orthopedic?

If you’re wondering how to know when your pain or symptoms are severe enough to warrant a trip to the general orthopedic then it’s really quite simple. If you’re experiencing pain that has persisted for longer than one week or has worsened with at-home rest and care, muscle spasms, significant joint swelling, a reduction in mobility or similar then it may be time for you to consult with a general orthopedic doctor.
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What To Expect From General Orthopedics

When visiting a general orthopedic doctor, your experience will depend on your pain, symptoms, severity and medical history. What will always come first, however, is diagnostic testing to narrow down the root cause of your pain. Your doctor can help determine the source of your pain, whether it’s due to joint degradation, muscle tears or otherwise, and develop a custom treatment plan to best suit you.

Frequently Asked Questions about General Orthopedics

1. What is a general orthopedic surgeon?
A general orthopedic surgeon is a doctor that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions in the bones, muscles, joints, and soft tissue.

2. Are orthopedics the same as musculoskeletal doctors?
Yes. Orthopedic doctors are specialists in the musculoskeletal system.

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