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When to See an Orthopedic Surgeon

Thanks to current technology, access to information is literally everywhere. Humans are lucky to live in the information age and that vast amounts of helpful information are available to almost everyone. The problem with this, however, is that there’s also a lot of misinformation being circulated, and it can be hard to tell what is true and what is not true.

When it comes to health, many individuals feel like they can treat all of their problems on their own using tried and tested home remedies. Though home remedies can be helpful in easing a person’s pain and getting them through some hard times, everyone needs to understand that those might only be temporary solutions.

Pain and injuries that are orthopedic in nature should not be ignored and should be treated professionally. The biggest advantage of getting a professional to help a person with their musculoskeletal pain is that you can rest assured knowing you are getting sound advice from an individual who has studied properly in this field and who has a lot of experience dealing with similar situations. If a person tries to fix everything themselves, then they will be bombarded with a lot of – often contradicting – information and they can end up making their situation a whole lot worse instead of better.

When it comes physiotherapy and exercises, a person should consult an orthopedic surgeon to find out what the right exercises are for their particular injury instead of searching for the first video and trying it out.

A person’s joints and their health, in general, is not something that should be taken lightly. It is always best to get advice from medical professionals who know exactly how the body works and who can help guide a person down the right path for recovery.

Ready to Start?

Request a consultation with one of the orthopedic specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries. OSI has outreach clinics in Green Bay, New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location at 600 N. Koeller Street in Oshkosh.

OSI is a proud member of NOVO Health.