A medical specialty used in the treatment of illnesses and injuries that affect bones and muscles.
If you are experiencing any type of pain in your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, you should consider seeing an orthopaedic surgeon. Symptoms may include any of the following:
- Difficulty using your arms or legs to perform daily functions (e.g., walking up the stairs or carrying grocery bags)
- Pain in muscles, tendons, or joints that persists for more than a few days
- Joint pain that becomes more intense during periods of rest
- Swelling or bruising around the joint or the location of an injury
- Limited range of motion, such as an inability to straighten the back
- Joint deformity
- Signs of joint or deep tissue infection including heat, inflammation, fever, and/or redness
- Any unusual symptoms in a region of musculoskeletal pain.
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