What Hurts ?
Hand, Wrist & Elbow
You may not realize how important your hands, wrists and elbows are until you suffer an injury or condition that causes pain when doing simple tasks like picking up a fork, moving your wrist or straightening a finger. Hand, wrist and elbow issues can prevent you from going to work, participating in sports or taking care of your family. Fortunately, orthopedic specialists can recommend several treatments to resolve pain and disability and get you back in the game.
Hand and wrist pain treatment has an intricate plan that centres around receiving proper care. While hand and elbow surgery or hand and wrist surgery are usually considered in more severe injuries, it is key to ensure that you are with hand and wrist surgeons who know what they’re doing.
At Orthopedic Specialist, our orthopedic surgeons make sure your injury doesn’t hold you or your child back from daily activities. We ensure getting you back to work or your child back to sports.
What most people call the shoulder is really several joints that combine with tendons and muscles to allow a wide range of motion in the arm — from scratching your back to throwing the perfect pitch. Pain in your shoulder can have many causes. You might injure it in a fall or accident, or you could have overdone a chore like painting. Sometimes shoulder pain comes from a condition like arthritis. It can even stem from problems in other parts of your body, which is called referred pain. The treatment of shoulder pain will very much depend on the cause of the problem.
A person should see a doctor for the shoulder pain that does not improve after a few days of resting the affected arm. Also, see a doctor if the pain is severe, recurring, or occurs following an injury. People with a dislocated shoulder or a severe injury should go to the emergency room.
Hips & Pelvis
Many hip and groin pain results from conditions involving the bones and other body parts around the hip joint. Muscle strains are another common cause, especially among athletes. Arthritis is also a common cause, especially among older people.
Pain often extends from the hip to the groin and vice versa because the structures are so close together. In some cases, the pain begins in a different area and radiates to the groin and hip.
Anyone with hip and groin pain should see an orthopedic specialist. Getting an accurate, early diagnosis and treatment is the best way to help improve the outcome.
Dr Rashid Hasan is a board-certified orthopedic specialist with 20+ years of experience in diagnosing and treating hip and pelvic problems.
Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. Treatment will vary depending on the cause. Symptoms of knee injury can include pain, swelling, and stiffness.
Finding relief from knee pain depends on the cause or issue that’s making it difficult for you to go about your daily activities. Carrying excess weight puts extra stress on your knees, which may lead to osteoarthritis.
Exercise may support ease pain and you should start to feel better after a few days. But, it’s best to talk to an orthopedic specialist before starting any exercise program. They can help you select the exercises that are safest for you. They can also recommend modifications based on your knee pain and the underlying cause.
Foot & Ankle
Foot and ankle are some of the most complex, hard-working regions of your body. Because of their key function and the weight they support, your ankles are susceptible to overuse and injury. Ankle pain is often caused by common injuries like a sprain, or medical conditions like arthritis, gout, or nerve damage. Knowing what causes ankle pain will help you understand how to prevent it. The discomfort commonly comes in the form of swelling and bruising for 1 to 2 weeks.
Pain that seems to be getting worse, does not improve or lasts longer than a few months could be due to structural changes in the foot or ankle or an underlying condition. Head to the orthopedic specialist to go over all of your options, from special ankle braces and shoes to surgery.
At Orthopedic Specialist, we are always on the cutting edge and are often leading the way in foot and ankle care research. We are committed to advancing patient care through research, which often results in advancements in the field and ultimately improves the care every patient receives.
Back & Neck
Eight out of 10 people will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their life. Back and neck pain can range from a mild, dull, annoying ache, to persistent, severe, disabling pain. Pain in your back and neck can restrict mobility and interfere with normal functioning and quality of life. You should always consult your health care provider if you have persistent pain.
Neck pain occurs in the area of the cervical vertebrae in your neck. Because of its location and range of motion, your neck is often left unprotected and subject to injury.
If you have neck pain that continues for more than a week, is severe, or is accompanied by other symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Treatment for neck pain depends on the diagnosis. In addition to a thorough history and physical exam by your doctor.
With advanced training, our experts at Orthopedic Specialist are on the leading edge of advancements in both conservative and surgical intervention of spine disorders.
Several conditions can cause joint pain and disability and lead patients to consider joint replacement surgery. In many cases, joint pain is caused by damage to the cartilage that lines the ends of the bones (articular cartilage)—either from arthritis, a fracture, or another condition.
Joint replacement surgery is typically recommended for patients with the advanced end-stage joint disease (usually of the knee or the hip) who have tried non-surgical treatment, but still experience functional decline and disabling pain. Joint replacement is an extremely effective surgery when done at the right time and indication.
Joint replacement surgeries have become a popular treatment option for patients with damaged or arthritic joints. It involves the replacement of the damaged joint with a ceramic, metal, or plastic device.
Sports injuries are painful, and they’re one of the quickest ways to sideline a good player. No matter what sport you play or how you managed to hurt yourself, the treatment and time it takes to heal from an injury are often similar. Common sports injuries include sprains, strains, swollen muscles, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries, fractures, and dislocations.
Whether you’re an amateur athlete or professional, it’s not unusual to get injured from time to time. Treatments for sports injuries can vary depending on injury type, location, and severity. It’s important to know what options are available. While some sports injuries may call for physical therapy or surgery, others may resolve more simply, requiring only over-the-counter pain relievers and rest. Understanding your treatment options is a strong step toward recovery.
Letting a sports injury go untreated could potentially sideline you for far longer, or even prevent you from returning to your sport altogether. Listen to your body and seek professional help from an Orthopedic Specialist when you need it.