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You probably know a person whose life has been put on hold by muscle, joint, or bone pain. The pain could be arising from a fall, a sports injury, accident, or a chronic illness. Musculoskeletal conditions affect a lot of people from all walks of life, ages, and at any time. The condition limits your movement and keeps you from going to work, engaging in your favorite activities, and enjoying life in general.
Orthopedic issues that interfere with your daily routine can also demoralize you and cause low self-esteem. The good news is, there are treatments that can help you lead a happy and fulfilling life. At Recovery Inn, which is part of the Orthopedic and Sports Institute of Fox Valley, we provide world-class rehabilitation programs that are designed to meet your deconditioned needs while offering personalized care to ensure complete healing.
What is Orthopedics?
Orthopedics focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, correction, and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions affect bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. The practitioners who specialize in this type of medicine are known as orthopedists. Typically, orthopedists use physical, medical, and rehabilitative approaches to treat musculoskeletal conditions. The first step involves an early and correct diagnosis. The orthopedists will then give a personalized program to the patient to meet their specific needs.
How Is Treatment Administered?
After a correct diagnosis, it’s vital that the patient starts treatment immediately. Treatment involves medicine, therapy, and exercises. While it’s relatively easy to take your medication, exercises can be a little difficult because they require physical activity. Every individual and injury responds differently to various exercises. As such, each workout should challenge the patient and the area of injury without causing aggravation.
Usually, half of the orthopedist’s practice is dedicated to medical management of diseases or injuries, and the other half to surgical management. Still, surgery may be required to restore lost function as a result of an illness or injury of skin, bones, nerves, ligaments, muscles, or tendons. An orthopedist also works closely with various health care professionals and serves as a consultant to the other physicians.
Ultimately, a dedicated and committed team, a good environment, and a positive mental attitude will speed up your recovery process.
Post Orthopedic Care
After treatment, a patient is encouraged to visit an orthopedic for follow-up. Follow-ups are for individuals who have undergone surgery, experiencing pain, and for patients who have other underlying conditions like diabetes. The appointments are normally arranged before the patient leaves the hospital. Typically, a follow up lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The intervals between the appointment dates can be a few days to several months after discharge.
The follow-ups become periodic, like twice per year, if progress is noted. During the visit, the doctor usually reviews the patient's medical history while comparing it with the current state of the patient. The treatment program is improved or modified depending on the patient’s progress and current needs.
At Recovery Inn, our experienced orthopedics and staff are dedicated to seeing you live a life with no pain by offering effective treatment.
Comprehensive Orthopedic Care
An orthopedic diagnosis can be overwhelming. However, most musculoskeletal conditions are treatable. At Orthopedic and Sports Institute of Fox Valley, we offer high quality personalized orthopedic care. And you do not have to worry about recovering after surgery; Recovery Inn is an orthopedics-only recovery center that's dedicated to your complete healing and wholeness.Orthopedic And Sports Institute Of Fox Valley
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