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Three Reasons to See an Orthopedic Specialist for Your Knee

When there’s a specific knee injury that involves pulling or tearing ligaments in that area, it’s a good time to seek a reputable doctor to help give it the proper care it needs. Additionally, there’s a certain sensitivity from the ligaments connecting to different bones, which means any kind of trauma will have extra impact to the area. It doesn’t matter if it’s a top-notch athlete, weekend warrior, whether they are young or old, an expert is needed to diagnose the underlying cause of pain in the knee. That’s why it’s imperative to find the right orthopedic surgeon in the Fox Valley. Here are a few reasons to seek this physician.

See a Specialist If the Pain Persists            

If the pain is insignificant, it will subside after a week or so. A simple treatment of rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) should remedy the issue. Also, a doctor may prescribe a pain relief medicine to help alleviate the issue. However, these may be ineffective if the problem is deeply rooted in the bones, tissues, or muscles of the body part. When the pain persists for over a week, go to a physician to diagnose an issue with the meniscus, cartilage, or muscle. Getting there early can help prevent the knee from giving out.

Check If the Knee Is Unstable

When it comes to general movement, the knee should have some type of mobility. If it seems as though there’s a lot of pressure or fluid buildup on the knee, it’s time to check with a physician to see what caused it. They have the right tools to help see the minute details like a small rip or tear that put the knee out of alignment. They will take the right measures to help put things back in working order. Also, they can consult with their patient on the best treatment possible for long-term benefits. By getting surgery at the right time, they can keep their knee from being disabled.

See How It Impacts Daily Life 

Lack of mobility can make even the smallest things, like taking out the trash or standing to cook a meal, more difficult. Also, it can be uncomfortable to carry items due to bending the knees to lift items properly. A physician can give sound advice on a good way to do some rehab. It’s important to see a specialist, because it’ll also affect sleeping. Sleeping is a good way to not only heal faster, but it prevents other health issues that can arise from lack of rest. Speak with a specialist to see what treatment will work best to help for a specific injury.

These are some reasons it’s important to get the right specialist to help with a persistent knee problem.

When You Are Ready

Request a consultation with one of the knee specialists at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute. Call (920) 560-1000 or request an appointment online. Do your homework, talk to friends and family members, neighbors and colleagues to identify potential avenues that work the best for you.

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.