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What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

What type of doctor treats bone and joint injuries and disorders/?

Depends on the cause: Bone or joint injuries are usually treated by orthopedic surgeons, although non-surgical treatments can be done by family physicians, general internists, and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists.) if arthritis is involved, especially if it is rheumatoid arthritis, then a rheumatologist will usually treat this disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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How can I treat wrist joint injury?

How can I treat wrist joint injury?

Try: rest, icing and Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) for swelling/irritation. I would see your doctor to make sure there are no other issues such as fracture if you haven't already done so. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Are there any good stretches for a shoulder joint injury?

Yes, but...: Yes, but it depends on the specific shoulder injury. There are many things that can go wrong in a shoulder, and rehab is specific to each. Most exercises focus on regaining range of motion, flexibility, and strength. See your dr or a physical therapist and they should be able to come up with a plan to help you. ...Read more

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Ac joint injury from fall. Bump showing,went to a specialist and the xrays came out okay. he advised doing nothing? should I be concerned about bump

Ac joint injury from fall. Bump showing,went to a specialist and the xrays came out okay. he advised doing nothing? should I be concerned about bump

If X-rays R -,: that means the injury 2 the AC joint is a grade 1, meaning it was "jammed" but no structural damage was seen. This is a joint active in all shoulder & arm motion, & can B "sprained" like any other joint. Doing nothing now is the best plan. Give it time & C if it clears. If it persists B re-evaled. Also if the imaging was not done with U standing & holding weights in both hands, the eval not cmplt ...Read more

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In an AC joint injury, what differentiates between a grade two and grade three tear. Does taping help in positioning the clavicle for better healing?

In an AC joint injury, what differentiates between a grade two and grade three tear. Does taping help in positioning the clavicle for better healing?

AC joints.: Grade 2 involves minimal separation of the clavicle from the acromion. A grade 3 represents %100 or more, displacement of the clavicle from the scapula. Taping is not helpful. Usually treatment in a sling is sufficient. ...Read more

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How can a joint injury be treated?

How can a joint injury be treated?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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How do i recover from a back joint injury fast... Joint of the back bone and right pelvis?

How do i recover from a back joint injury fast... Joint of the back bone and right pelvis?

Joint Injury: If referring to the back injury as a joint injury; the spine of the back has many joints because of vertebra that are involved in movement. You mentioned a pelvic injury; it is not clear that the pelvis was fractured or there was injury to the joints. Given the information provided, I advise initially a NSAID for pain relief. At some point you should begin physical therapy to get and keep moving ...Read more

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Can a sacro-illiac joint injury cause flank pain? Pain in hip/groin?

Can a sacro-illiac joint injury cause flank pain?  Pain in hip/groin?

Possibly: It could as well as hip joint problems. There are a host of other causes for groin pain. Have your doctor evaluate you. ...Read more

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I have a loose AC joint injury (minor). What are some weight lifting exercises I can do to strengthen that area. I have full range of motion and use?

I have a loose AC joint injury (minor).  What are some weight lifting exercises I can do to strengthen that area. I have full range of motion and use?

variable: You tore ligaments. That takes time to heal. Otherwise deltoid, supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscap, pectoralis and trapezius workouts will help with strength. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more