Chronic orthopedic conditions, such as arthritis and bursitis, affect the musculoskeletal system – most commonly the bones or joints. They can cause pain and dysfunction, making even normal daily activities difficult. These conditions are different from orthopedic injuries, like a shoulder dislocation or broken bone, which are often due to sudden trauma. Unlike accidental or traumatic orthopedic injuries, chronic conditions tend to be progressive in nature, starting slowly and getting worse or evolving over time. They may be genetic or age-related, or they may be caused by overuse.
The importance of treatment
Some orthopedic conditions are curable, and some cannot currently be cured, but can be treated to reduce pain and improve quality of life. Getting an accurate diagnosis and targeted treatment can help reduce problems down the road – even in progressive conditions without a cure.
Treatment recommendations will depend upon the type and severity of your condition. Treatments vary from the RICE Method (rest, ice, compression, elevation) to significant surgery.
Types of chronic orthopedic conditions
There are categories of chronic orthopedic conditions that can occur in many parts of the body. At Beaumont, we diagnose and treat most of them, including:
Some chronic conditions are best treated by specialists who treat specific conditions every day. While orthopedic doctors can and do treat rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients with RA may benefit from seeing a rheumatologist. At Beaumont, we will coordinate with other specialists throughout the health system to ensure you receive the best treatment for you.
Beaumont: Where the future of orthopedics lives
The orthopedic specialists at Beaumont are bringing the future into the now with treatment expertise that helps you lose pain, gain mobility, and get back to normal faster than you thought was possible. Whether you have swimmer’s shoulder, runner’s knee, golfer’s elbow (also known as tennis elbow and baseball elbow), jumper’s knee, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any other chronic orthopedic condition, we can help. Beaumont has doctors and surgeons who specialize in treating knee, hip, shoulder, back, hand, wrist, foot and ankle pain. They’re here to help you start improving your life today.
Connect with our orthopedic specialists
Whether you’re seeking help with an existing condition, you would like a diagnosis, or you are looking for help with recovery and rehabilitation, Beaumont joint pain doctors can help. Beaumont has orthopedic specialists who offer the treatments and services you need.
From joint preservation to replacement, Beaumont orthopedic surgeons are breaking new ground and pioneering treatments for orthopedic conditions that improve patients’ lives. At Beaumont, you don’t have to settle for ordinary orthopedic care. Come see us, and receive extraordinary care from specialists who are writing the book on orthopedic excellence.
Call us at 800-633-7377 to make an appointment, or request an appointment online.