Slip-on wet leaves or acorns? Have sudden pain? Can’t move your ankle, neck, back, or have pain while walking?
Read the full article here on the most common orthopedic injuries seen at OrthoCare Express. 7 days a week, our board-certified orthopedic surgeons and physician assistants provide prompt emergency evaluation and treatment for unexpected injuries of one's bones, muscles, joints or connective tissue.
You are not alone. Orthopedic injuries are more common than people realize, and with the help of a trained specialist, you can avoid the ER and be promptly diagnosed and treated for pain and injuries. The most common issues we treat at our OrthoCare Express offices in Danbury, New Milford, Norwalk and Westport, Connecticut fall under a few main categories:
The shoulder is a complex joint involving multiple bones. Thanks to its complex structure, the shoulder, when working properly, gives us a tremendous range of motion in our arms. When there’s shoulder pain often you cannot sleep or lift your arm. It is not always caused by a traumatic activity, and often is due to routine wear and tear to the components. Some shoulder issues frequently treated in our urgent care facility include: shoulder labrum tears and shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff injuries and tears and impingement, frozen shoulder, calcifications, bursitis, tendinosis inflammation, and bone fractures. You can learn more about shoulder conditions and procedures with our educational videos.
Ankle Injuries and Foot Pain
Foot pain and ankle pain often send people into urgent care. Foot and ankle issues include symptoms such as swelling, stiffness, and conditions to musculoskeletal issues like achilles tendonitis or tear, ankle sprain and twists, foot stress fractures, or ankle fractures. Mild issues might resolve with rest, ice packs, anti-inflammatory medication, elevation, cushioning, and wrapping. Learn more about foot, ankle and lower leg conditions and procedures with our educational animations.
When you have neck pain you know it’s literally a “pain in the neck” that results in changes in activity. When something is amiss with any one element associated with the neck, we can feel various degrees of neck pain and lose temporary or longer-term range of motion. This can be scary and compel patients to seek urgent care for help. If you have been in an accident or have pain that is severe, continuous, radiates down the arms or legs, with headaches, numbness, tingling and weakness – you should be evaluated by an orthopedic spine specialist. Common injuries include text neck, cervical disk degeneration, spinal stenosis, neck sprain, herniated disc, and whiplash. Soft tissue pain can be caused by injury to muscles and ligaments, while a more severe neck injury can be a fracture or dislocation with spinal cord damage. Learn more about spine conditions with our educational animations.
The lumbar spine, or lower back, can be sprained when ligaments (or tough bands of tissue) that hold bones together are overstretched or torn. Several things can cause a Lumbar Spine Sprain including falling, twisting while bending, improper lifting, poor abdominal strength, tight hamstrings, being overweight, and overuse wear and tear. It is also possible that you have muscle strains that are caused when muscle fibers are stretched or torn resulting in muscle spasms. With low back pain you may have pain radiating to the buttocks but not the legs, have a lower back that is stiff, or your range of motion is restricted. See a specialist to be evaluated and find the best treatment options for you. Watch this animation to learn more about low back pain.
Pain impacts our everyday activities whether it be from a specific incident or a build of symptoms you can no longer manage. Our team at OrthoConnecticut is here to help you receive a timely and accurate diagnosis so you can get back to doing the things you love. Read the full article here at the Get Moving Blog.
OrthoCare Express and OrthoConnecticut Can Help!
At OrthoCare Express, patients in emergency situations can receive an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment plan from an orthopedic surgeon or orthopedic physician assistant, 7 days a week. OrthoCare Express is the urgent care service of OrthoConnecticut, the area’s leading orthopedic surgery practice. Our facilities offer the convenience of on-site digital X-ray technology, casting, and splinting services. Our orthopedic professionals are ready to help you almost every day of the year, no appointment is necessary. Visit www.orthocareexpress.com for specific urgent care information and hours in Danbury, Darien, New Milford, Norwalk and Westport, CT, or www.myorthoct.com for information about OrthoConnecticut’s Board-certified surgeons, areas of expertise and office locations. #getmovingCT
Read the first in the series featuring the most common orthopedic injuries seen at OrthoCare Express HERE.