Maybe the pain is in your elbow or your knee or your ankle. No matter what you’ve tried it doesn’t go away. You’ve talked to your doctor and followed their recommended treatments, but every day the pain is still there. It’s hard to perform your daily activities.
Perhaps you thought you just strained or stubbed your toe and the pain and swelling would go away. But as it persists, you suspect it’s something more. A trip to the orthopedics office confirms your fears: you have arthritis in your toe joint.
Your doctor explains that the cartilage on the ends of your toe’s bones has worn down and is no longer letting them slide against each other comfortably. That pain and stiffness you’re experiencing is friction in the joint. No wonder it hurts! And worst of all, there’s no cure.
Whether playing competitively or just in the backyard, volleyball is a fun sport for players of all ages and skill levels. The only downside is that like other sports, volleyball does come with a risk of injury.
Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures, and sprained ankles top the list.
While volleyball injuries are more common in competitive players, even a casual player can get hurt due to an accident, poor technique or lack of conditioning. Younger players are especially prone to injury.
When choosing an orthopedic specialist, it can be challenging to know where to start. You want to find the best provider possible, and you need to be able to trust that the specialists you’re seeing have the proper training and expertise. After all, when it comes to your health, it’s always a good idea to go with the best.
One-stop shop for arthritis treatment
If arthritis pain is getting in the way of your everyday life, it can be a relief to know that treatment is available. An orthopedic specialist can help you evaluate the cause of your arthritis, discuss your treatment options, and provide you with complete orthopedic care under one roof.
A new Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants commercial began airing this summer on all major TV stations, and we hope you've gotten a chance to see it.
The ad has given us a chance to highlight our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, as well as share our message of well-being with TV audiences.
If you haven't seen the commercial yet, you can view it below, along with a summary.