Surgery is an option but not the only one. Our doctors will carefully assess your condition and will prescribe treatment accordingly. They may recommend nonsurgical options include physical therapy, taking medications, having injections, or making lifestyle changes. In most cases, surgery is the last resort for conditions that are disabling and interfering with daily activities.

Orthopaedic conditions and injuries can be divided into two categories: acute and chronic. Acute injuries are those that happen suddenly or is the result of a strong external force being applied to the body. In most cases, pain and immobility are almost immediate. Subsequently, you should consult a doctor to receive medical attention right away.

 

Chronic injuries are those that occur over a long period of time, such as repetitive muscle strain. Acute injuries that have not been treated properly may also cause chronic injuries. They are usually less painful but do cause some discomfort when performing daily activities such as walking, sitting, and running. However, if they are ignored for too long, they may develop serious complications. As such, whenever you experience pain or discomfort while carrying out day to day activities, you should see a doctor so that your condition can be properly treated.

Due to the wear and tear our knees go through while performing daily activities, knee pain is a common ailment that people of all ages experience. For most people, doing light stretching exercises or doing the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is enough to get rid of the knee pain. However, if you are experiencing persistent knee pain for 2 continuous weeks, it may indicate an underlying condition that requires treatments such as anti-inflammatory/pain medications.

 

As such, it is best to consult a doctor so that they can assess your knee pain and prescribe treatment accordingly.

Besides the type and severity of the injury, there are several other factors that will affect your recovery after being injured. They are:

 

  • Your general health – the healthier you are before the injury, the faster you can recover from it 
  • Your age – suffering from age-related conditions (e.g. osteoarthritis) may impact your recovery time 
  • Type of treatment – if surgery is needed to treat your injury, healing from surgical wounds and going for physical therapy to restore strength and mobility will prolong your recovery period

 

It is good to remember that recovery should not be rushed as it might result in re-injury or further complications. As such, your doctor will work together with you to create a comprehensive recovery programme so that you can heal from your injury and get back to your original condition.

Our musculoskeletal system is an important part of our body. They protect vital organs such as the lungs, heart, and brain and ensure that we have the strength and mobility to carry out daily activities like walking, sitting, and standing. As such, we should take proper care of them so that we can continue with our daily functions and also limit the chances of degenerative bone conditions such as osteoporosis and arthritis. Some things that we can do to ensure healthy bones and joints are:

 

  • Staying active – Exercise helps to strengthen muscles and maintain the flexibility of joints. If you are new to exercise, you can start by working out for 10-15 minutes every day and gradually increase from there
  • Proper nutrition – A diet rich in calcium, vitamins, minerals, and proteins help protect our bones, cartilage, ligaments and provide them with the necessary nutrients to repair themselves. 
  • Get injuries treated immediately – no matter how small the injuries are, they should be treated properly so that they do not develop into chronic ones that can cause long-lasting disability
  • Limiting the consumption of alcohol and tobacco – excessive alcohol and smoking has been linked to increasing the risks of muscle injury and osteoporosis

Firstly, the doctor will do a physical examination to locate the area of pain and gauge the mobility and strength of the affected area. They will also go over your medical history to see if the injury was caused by an underlying condition such as a previous injury or a disease. In some cases, they may run diagnostic tests like X-rays to assess bone problems or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) to look at soft tissue. This way, the doctor will get a clear picture of your condition and advice treatment accordingly.

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