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What Counts as an Orthopedic Condition?

There are many different reasons why a person may want to visit an orthopedic knee or hip doctor in the Fox Valley. There are many conditions that can lead a person to make such a visit but the reality is that not many people are actually aware of what falls under this sort of condition. This field is actually very well developed and there are many medical professionals who specialize in this specific field. However, the general population consists of individuals who are unsure of what is classified under this sort of condition.

Most of these conditions affect the musculoskeletal system. There are many examples of such diseases including arthritis, bursitis, osteoporosis, tumors, and pain in the joints such as the hips and knees. These conditions can have many different treatments, and the best person to get a consultation from is a joint expert or doctor.

Many people wonder if these conditions can be treated permanently. The reality is that a lot of them can be treated permanently, but a lot of them cannot. It really depends on how bad the condition is and what caused the person to get to that state in the first place.

These conditions can result from an injury that occurred while playing sports, or they can be caused by other factors such as a person aging, or even due to genetics. If a person has a family history of such diseases, then they may be more prone to suffering from the same illness.

A lot of the time, however, these problems arise from playing sports and getting seriously injured and also from aging. As a person ages, their bones and muscles become weaker due to overuse and they eventually begin to experience pain, swelling, and other similar problems.

Depending on how severe the case is, an individual can choose from a variety of different treatments to make their pain go away. They can always start with home remedies to ease pain, and then progress until they decide it is necessary to go in for medical help.

One of the most common ways that pain is treated is through a cortisone injection. However, if that does not work and the pain is too severe, a person may need to consider more serious options such as joint replacement surgeries.

Orthopedic conditions consist of any disease, pain, and discomfort that occurs in the musculoskeletal system. The discomfort can be small like simple joint pain or it may be something more serious such as arthritis. Whatever the case, every individual should consider seeing a specialist to get treated if the discomfort is impacting their life.

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Request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries. OSI has outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.