Doctors-orthopedists - what they treat and who needs their advice?
Who needs an orthopedic doctor and what kind of illness does this specialist treat? We will try to answer these questions in this article.
Orthopedic doctors - what is their task?
These specialists are engaged in diagnostics andtreatment of diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Orthopedics is studying the injuries and pathologies of bones, ligaments, tendons. Among the tasks that orthopedic doctors solve in their practice, it is necessary to name the treatment of sprains and dislocations, operations with deformities of the feet and fingers, surgical arthroscopy (joint and ligament surgery), treatment of scoliosis, osteoporosis and osteochondrosis, arthroplasty. Many of the listed ailments can dramatically worsen the quality of life, and in some cases lead to immobilization and disability. The orthopedic pediatrician performs very important diagnostic and correction functions. After all, the rapidly developing musculoskeletal system of the child is very vulnerable and has a number of features that need to be taken into account when examining. Regularly visiting this specialist and carrying out his recommendations, it is possible to prevent deformations of the children's spine, as well as such an unpleasant ailment as flat feet.
Doctors-orthopedists - in what case is their consultation necessary?
Diseases of the skeleton in the initial stages are often nothave a pronounced symptomatology. Over time, there are signs, but they are at first insignificant. It's just weak aching pain, swelling of the joints, a crunch in the knees, an increased meteosensitivity. Do not wait until these signs become regular and of greater intensity. Such slowly developing diseases as arthritis, arthrosis, dysplasia, flatfoot, revealed in the early stages (orthopedic doctors can do this after appropriate diagnosis) and treated, can significantly slow the progression. In practice, this means a much less intense pain and lower costs in the future for the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. Therefore, one should not neglect the examination of a specialist and ignore the discomfort arising during movement. Prevention is especially important before the onset of old age.
To consult a specialist, one should not resort toonly if you have pain, but if you need to choose a special shoe for yourself or for your child. The doctor will also give advice on flatfoot prevention. After all, not everyone knows how to properly take care of stops. Legs need walking on a massage mat, rest from uncomfortable shoes, selection of orthopedic insoles (preferably on an individual foot print). Special gymnastics is also very useful. It can be done even in sitting position and even if you are very busy. Bend and unbend the foot, make cautious circular movements, roll (removing shoes) a small rubber ball sole. Remember that timely care and treatment with minor deformities will help prevent the aggravation of the disease.