Many Arkansans enjoy an active lifestyle, engaging in a variety of sports, fitness and outdoor fun. Quality of life can be greatly hindered when you encounter problems with your muscles and joints. Your body has many different functioning, moving parts, and it requires maintenance. Often, the pain you feel may be eased with an over-the-counter medication. Sometimes, though, the tendon, muscle or joint pain you feel requires a doctor’s visit. If you have a sprain, an overuse injury, knee pain or shoulder pain, often times it will be relieved with conservative care. However sometimes, with other injuries orthopedic surgery may be necessary.
Just because your back hurts does not mean you need to run to the surgeon. Many musculoskeletal issues can be treated with non- or minimally-invasive procedures. If pain or another symptom of a possible orthopedic problem persists, though, you may need to see a surgeon. The exceptionally talented, experienced and dedicated medical team at South Arkansas Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine can examine the affected area to determine the severity of the problem. If your issue cannot be corrected with exercise, braces, canes or vitamin supplements, your doctor may suggest surgery.