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Why You May Need an Orthopedic Urgent Care

Why You May Need an Orthopedic Urgent Care

by Stephanie Meadows
Orthopedic injuries happen on a daily basis, often when we least expect them. That’s why orthopedic physicians specialize in treating these injuries and chronic conditions of the musculoskeletal system, which can affect parts of the body such as ligaments, joints, and cartilage. Pain is an important and reliable indicator, as our body sends signals from the injured area to the brain, signaling that something is wrong. This pain is not something to ignore, and in many cases, you may need to seek urgent or emergency care.

Sprains vs. Strains: What’s the Difference?

Sprains vs. Strains: What’s the Difference?

by Yenny (SU)
You were playing a game of pick-up basketball, and now your ankle is swollen and it hurts. How do you know if it’s serious and what you can do to feel better? Believe it or not, this is one of the most common complaints doctors see in their offices. Chances are, you have either a sprain or a strain. But what’s the difference? Both are painful, but they are caused by different injuries. Sprains are injuries to ligaments; strains are injuries to muscles and tendons.

Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Raymond L. Candage

Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Raymond L. Candage

by Stephanie Meadows
Getting to know your doctor isn’t always easy to do. Many doctors like to keep to themselves, and may not take the time to get to know and understand their patients. Here at Spectrum Orthopaedics, we are different. Not only are we happy to know you, we’d like you to get to know Dr. Raymond L. Candage.

Should I Have a full Body MRI?

Should I Have a full Body MRI?

by Yenny (SU)
Has your doctor ordered a full body MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)? If you are wondering why you would need one, the answer will often depend on what your doctor is trying to look for. Good medicine starts with good questions. Why is the patient experiencing this symptom or that one? In order to gain a clear look at what is going on, doctors turn to highly sophisticated tests such as MRI’s to peep beneath the surface of your body.

Industrial Injuries on the Job

Industrial Injuries on the Job

by Yenny (SU)
Accidents, as the saying goes, happen. Sometimes at home, on the road, or even on the job. Industrial injuries on the job not only happen, they can cause severe, even debilitating pain and injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control, over 2.5 million people are hospitalized for injuries that occurred on the job each year. This does not include those who were not hospitalized but still suffered some form of injury, often serious. The estimated costs associated with industrial injuries caused by accidents on the job are a whopping $457 billion dollars each year.