Why Orthopedic Wellness Visits Are Important
Orthopedic clinics are specialized clinics that focus on musculoskeletal-related conditions and injuries. The musculoskeletal system includes the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments. Orthopedic doctors and surgeons treat conditions that may surprise you. There are many conditions that may not obviously cause musculoskeletal issues.
Orthopedics doctors are medical doctors who have additional specialized training and knowledge of musculoskeletal medicine. Some orthopedic doctors can also further specialize, for example, Dr. Meredith Warner is fellowship-trained in complex foot and ankle reconstruction.
What Do Orthopedic Clinics Do?
There are many services you can get at an orthopedic clinic – from education to surgical intervention!
In the event of an injury or chronic pain, a visit to an orthopedist can help you figure out the underlying cause of your pain. Pain is not a diagnosis, but rather a symptom. Most people present to an orthopedic doctor with a complaint of pain. It is the doctor’s job to find the true, root cause of that symptom.
Orthopedic-related injuries and chronic conditions can have long periods of recovery and may require a change in your lifestyle for a short period of time or indefinitely to help your body heal and/or manage symptoms.
Orthopedic clinics like Warner Orthopedics & Wellness are great resources to help you understand your condition in order to live your fullest life no matter what health obstacles you have been presented with.
Regular visits to your orthopedic clinic can help you answer questions and address any changes to your musculoskeletal health as you go through your wellness journey to living a fulfilled and happy life.
There are a number of orthopedic conditions that are prone to developing later in life due to advanced age. Chances of developing conditions like osteoarthritis, osteopenia, osteoporosis, etc. increase with age. As you age it is not uncommon for the body to struggle to maintain strong healthy bones and ligaments. Visiting an orthopedic clinic earlier in life can help you take preventative measures to help lower your chances of developing or lessen the impact of these “age-related” conditions.
There are also orthopedic conditions that have been linked to genetic causes. If one of your family members has been diagnosed with a genetic musculoskeletal condition, an orthopedic doctor can give you advice on how you may be able to lessen your risk of developing the genetic condition.
Orthopedic clinics can offer a wide range of treatment methods for the conditions they treat. An orthopedic doctor will evaluate you to determine your best treatment methods and develop a treatment plan for your individual experience.
Treatment options can include but are not limited to physical therapy, prescription medication, medical marijuana, regenerative therapies, and surgical intervention.
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At Warner Orthopedics & Wellness, we are dedicated to the health and wellness of our patients. Our clinic staff is prepared to help you find the best treatment options for your orthopedic needs!