Orthopedic injury or trauma is a general term used to describe trauma or injury to your musculoskeletal system which includes your bones, tendons, ligaments and joints. Things like Sciatica, plantar fasciitis, neck and shoulder pain, would all fall under the category of orthopedic injury. Any injury, whether it be from a sporting event or just a bad fall, where your musculoskeletal system is affected would typically fall under this category.
Orthopedic injuries can be devastating, and symptoms can be severe, even preventing you from working or doing activities you love doing. It can also become a burden on family members and close friends who may have to take care of you or share in some of the financial burden of treatment cost. Some symptoms include swelling, numbness, inability to move or lift the affected part, pain and tenderness. Depending on the injury, healing time can take anywhere from 3- 6 weeks, some conditions having life-long ramifications.
How can physical therapy help?
Treatments can vary depending on the severity and location of the injury, sometimes requiring surgery. Whether surgery is required or not, physical therapy can be an important part of your treatment. Physical therapy can help reduce pain and rebuild strength in the affected area. A physical therapist will develop a special program for the patient based on their needs and goals. There are many treatments a therapist can use like stretching exercises, ultrasound therapy, and aerobic conditioning (where the heart and lungs are trained to pump blood more efficiently), that can help with the healing of an orthopedic injury.
Here at Reddy Care Physical and Occupational Therapy, we strive to bring you the best. Our facility is modern and equipped with state-of-the-art treatment modalities to help you heal as fast as possible. Don’t delay treatment, come in and see us today!
To schedule a consultation and see how physical therapy can help you, contact Reddy-Care Physical and Occupational Therapy today!
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