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Orthopedic Conditions, Symptoms and Treatment

Your body is a finely tuned machine, capable of serving you well for up to a century or more. While the human body’s ability to heal itself, and maintain functionality for decades is nothing less than astounding, sometimes you still need a little help. Problems with your musculoskeletal system can be particularly troublesome, because they affect the basic structure of your body. This includes the bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, cartilage and other connective tissues that keep organs and tissues where they’re supposed to be. If you are suffering such problems, it’s time you visited a quality orthopedic surgeon today.

For Quality Surgery, San Antonio Is the Place

“Orthopedic” is a word denoting anything that relates to the skeletal system and related structures. Thus, orthopedic specialists are trained to help heal and protect the bodily structures that relate to your locomotor functions – the aforementioned bones, joints and so on. If something goes wrong with this system, you need a professional with expertise in this system as well as an understanding of how it interacts with the rest of your body.

When looking for an expert, San Antonio is a smart place to head because it’s the hometown of South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. As premier specialists, we focus on the treatment of spinal and other musculoskeletal conditions that require surgery or, more often, physical therapy to help heal the condition and prevent relapses.

Of course, not every condition relating to the musculoskeletal system requires surgery. Far from it. Many conditions can be treated in a noninvasive manner, such as physical therapy, massage therapy or manual manipulation to realign your bodily systems and promote healing. Such therapies also help to prevent orthopedic breakdown in future. That’s why if you need a surgeon, San Antonio should be your first stop.

Signs and Symptoms of an Orthopedic Issue

Any time your musculoskeletal system breaks down, you are suffering from an orthopedic issue. Due to the range of tissues in this system and the wide variety of ailments and injuries that can affect them – both mild and severe – there exists an almost limitless number of ways the larger structure can be compromised. Some of the most common include:

  • Osteoarthritis, caused by wear and tear on joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, caused by an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own joints
  • Lack of cartilage in the knee, usually caused by chronic use
  • Other chronic use injuries
  • A torn rotator cuff
  • Pain in the back, neck, ankle, foot, knee, hip, shoulder, hand, wrist or elbow

These issues can affect both adults and children, although children are far less likely to encounter arthritis. Usually in the younger years, orthopedic surgery or treatment results from an accident or injury.

How We Treat Orthopedic Conditions

Orthopedic surgery and other orthopedic treatments are geared toward correcting problems of the musculoskeletal system as well as stabilizing it to help prevent future breakdowns. This helps ensure your mobility and comfort for the long haul. Ideally, we do this without resorting to invasive techniques.

A knowledgeable orthopedist will listen to your symptoms then conduct a thorough examination to help determine what your specific issue is. Before we can recommend surgery or another course of treatment, it is crucial that we correctly assess and diagnose your condition. This may require multiple rounds of tests or examinations, so if you think you may have an orthopedic problem, don’t wait to get in touch.

The first step is to make an appointment with our orthopedic surgeons, who will perform an initial examination and create a course of treatment. This will involve a combination of pain reduction techniques as well as strength and mobility exercises. We will assess how these treatments are working for you, then recommend new treatments as necessary.

If we cannot heal your condition through manual adjustments, massage, physical therapy, sports therapy, ultrasound, electric stimulation, heat and cold, Kinesio Taping, myofascial release or our other gentle methods, we will recommend surgery. If this becomes necessary, we will be with you every step of the way.

If You’re Looking for an Orthopedic Doctor, San Antonio Is the Place

When you need a skilled orthopedic doctor, San Antonio has you covered with South Texas Spinal Clinic, P.A. We have the necessary expertise to assess your condition and create a course of treatment that gives you the best chance of healing from your condition. From dedicated pre-op care and pre-surgery instructions, to the day of surgery to the right plan for post-op success, we are here for you.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment to speak about your candidacy and work with a qualified orthopedic doctor, San Antonio is the place to go. Please don’t hesitate to call us at (210) 614-6432 or schedule an appointment on our website. It’s never too early to protect your health, so don’t wait another moment before getting in touch. We look forward to meeting you


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