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Are you still struggling with elbow or shoulder pain? Want to learn more about what treatment options are available? Attend one of our free seminars where orthopedic surgeons on staff at Baylor Irving will explain how you can get back to life, pain-free.
Tuesday, March 196–7 p.m.Via Real in Las Colinas – Suite 1004020 MacArthur Blvd., IrvingCall 1.800.4BAYLOR for more information or to register.
Featuring: Mills Roberts, MD, orthopedic surgeon on the medical staffA meal will be provided and free parking is available.
Our last "Find Freedom" seminar addressed hip and knee joints. Read below to find out more about hip and knee pain. Call 1.800.4BAYLOR for a referral to an orthopedist on the Baylor medical staff if you are suffering from pain in any joint.
When you have hip or knee pain, it can be tough to decide when to walk it off and when to see a doctor. Steven Sanders, MD, an orthopedic surgeon on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Irving, says these aches and pains warrant medical attention:
Any injury where you see a deformity or heard a popping sound Why? These traumatic injuries could be fractures. A doctor’s evaluation can put you on the best course for healing.
Persistent pain that lasts more than a weekWhy? An injury that’s going to heal on its own will likely start to show improvement within a week. Pain that’s not getting better should be checked out before it worsens.
Pain that recurs with specific activitiesWhy? The activity may be pointing to a specific problem, or you might need to modify your activity to give your joints a chance to heal.
Continuous pain and swellingWhy? Pain that doesn’t ease up and is accompanied by swelling may signal an injury needs treatment. Dr. Sanders says coming up with a proper diagnosis is the first step in treating these problems. “It could be anything from a soft tissue strain to a fracture to arthritis, and the treatment alternatives depend on the diagnosis,” he says. Sometimes, treatments are as simple as rest, over-the-counter or prescription medications, activity modification and physical therapy. Occasionally, surgery is required.
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