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About Orthopedics

Orthopedics covers an extensive range of care, from conservative non-surgical treatments to minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. If you have any type of musculoskeletal injury or condition, from sports injuries to arthritis, Midsouth Independent Group (MIG) orthopedics specialists offer the best in care at locations in Martin, Tennessee. Contact a MIG orthopedics specialist near you now. 

Orthopedics Q & A

What is orthopedics?

Orthopedic medicine specializes in diseases, conditions, and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including the joints, bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

MIG orthopedic specialists can diagnose, treat, and prevent a wide range of problems to keep you healthy and active.  

What conditions do orthopedics specialists treat?

Orthopedics specialists treat all types of orthopedic conditions, from mild injuries to traumatic injuries. Orthopedic specialists also have expertise in chronic conditions that cause pain and disrupt function. 

Some of the conditions and injuries that a MIG orthopedics expert can treat include:

  • Arthritis

  • Fractures

  • Joint dislocation

  • Joint pain

  • Cartilage injuries

  • Ligament sprains 

  • Muscle and tendon strains

  • Sports injuries

  • Bursitis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

These are some of the most common musculoskeletal injuries and conditions, but your MIG specialist offers help for any musculoskeletal condition or injury that causes pain or disrupts function. 

When might I need orthopedics care?

If you have hip, shoulder, knee, back, heel, neck, or any other type of pain that continues for more than three days, or if your pain starts suddenly with a traumatic injury, a MIG orthopedic specialist can help. 

Don't continue your normal activities if you're experiencing chronic pain or an injury. That can complicate your problem, which can lead to a longer recovery. 

How does orthopedics treatment work?

Your MIG orthopedics provider combines the results of physical exams, symptom evaluation, medical history, and diagnostic testing like blood work and imaging to determine a diagnosis. Then, they recommend a personalized plan for recovery. 

Whether you need sports medicine care, arthritis care, or another type, your MIG orthopedic specialist understands that you'd like to return to your life as soon as possible. For that reason, non-surgical orthopedics is a major area of focus for them. 

Non-surgical orthopedics options encompass a wide range of treatments such as:

  • Physical therapy

  • Activity modifications

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Splints or braces

  • Medication

  • Custom orthotics

  • Corticosteroid injections

  • Lubricating joint injections

There are other options your orthopedic specialist can tailor to your needs.

If your orthopedic condition doesn't respond to non-surgical care, your MIG orthopedic specialist can discuss advanced treatment options like minimally invasive surgical procedures. 

Ultimately, your MIG specialist always emphasizes the least invasive treatment options, which means the smallest amount of disruption to your life with the fastest recovery. 

Contact a Midsouth Independent Group orthopedics specialist for an appointment now.