A Bone Specialist at Our Reno, NV, Office Can Diagnose and Treat Arthritis, Fractures, Chronic Pain, and More
A bone specialist (also referred to as an “orthopedist”) is tasked with diagnosing and treating conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, which includes the muscles, ligaments, bones, and joints. If you’re experiencing any issues relating to your bones or muscles, you can place your trust in the experts at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada.
When Should You See an Orthopedic Doctor?
The human body has over 200 bones, all connected by a complex system of muscles, tendons, and ligaments that allow movement. If any of these musculoskeletal components becomes injured or worn, you may experience chronic pain, stiffness, swelling, and even limitations in everyday movement like walking and bending. These are all signs that you should see an orthopedic specialist.
Additionally, if you’ve sprained your ankle or twisted your knee, and the pain and swelling doesn’t subside after two days of rest and ice therapy, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor. In many cases, patients consult with their primary care physician regarding a painful condition and are referred to an orthopedic specialist.
What Conditions Are Treated at Tahoe Fracture?
Below are just some of the many conditions that a bone specialist at our Reno office can diagnose and treat:
- Neck and back pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Herniated discs
- Joint pain
- Sports injuries
Moreover, because our orthopedic doctors have also studied the entire musculoskeletal system, they can treat:
- Muscle pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Torn ligaments
What Sets Our Orthopedic Medical Clinic Apart From the Rest?
The first step toward recovery is an accurate diagnosis, and we’re proud to make state-of-the-art technology available for our patients’ diagnostic needs. When you meet with one of our compassionate orthopedists, you’ll be asked to describe your symptoms in detail, including when they began and whether they’ve gotten worse over time. You’ll also be asked about your medical and family history. Then your doctor may order X-rays or an MRI to provide a picture of what’s going on inside your body at the site of your discomfort.
At Tahoe Fracture, we understand that undergoing a traditional MRI can be uncomfortable and even frightening for some patients, including people who experience claustrophobia as well as the many children we treat. We’re proud to be one of the few orthopedic clinics in the region that offers open MRI technology. Our MRI equipment is revolutionary in that it allows a technician to position patients on a wide, rotating table, as opposed to traditional MRIs, which require patients to be enclosed within the machine during the scan.
Once a bone specialist has diagnosed your condition, he or she will work with you to create a treatment plan that’s geared toward your individual needs and lifestyle. Because Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic is a full-service provider, we can meet all of your treatment needs without you having to seek out a third-party practice. In many cases, a bone specialist will recommend that a patient attempt to relieve his or her symptoms through conservative means before turning to surgery. If your condition requires surgery, however, we have many experienced surgeons on our team who can work hand in hand with your physician to provide you with the best possible care. We also have physical and occupational therapists on staff who can assist you throughout the rehabilitation process, as well as pain management specialists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners who can help you every step of the way.
If you would like to meet with a bone specialist at our Reno, NV, office, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic today. We look forward to helping restore your function, mobility, and quality of life.