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Welcome to OMNI Orthopaedics

orthopaedic diagnosis

When Should I See A Physician?

We all have busy lives that include things such as work, school, or taking care of kids so it can be difficult to schedule just one more thing. For that reason, when we begin to experience pain, we have a tendency to ignore it or minimize it so that we don't have to address it. If you're feeling pain, you shouldn't hold off on getting it checked out. Pain is often a symptom of a deeper issue. Whether you're feeling pain from your elbows, your feet and ankles, or anywhere in between it could be a rare and serious condition that is important to catch early.

Obtaining a Quality Diagnosis; Part 2

What the physician sees during the physical examination, which includes standing posture, gait analysis (watching how you walk), sitting down, and lying down, helps confirm (or rule out) the possible diagnosis. The physical exam will also enable the orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate other important aspects of your hips and legs, including: size and length, strength, range of motion, swelling, reflexes, and skin condition. If you are experiencing pain in your hip joint, your back may be examined because hip pain may actually be the result of problems in the lower spine.