When it comes to treating injuries and helping patients heal quickly, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on the type of injury, various treatments may be necessary. Fortunately, there are several options available through OSSM, including orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and urgent care. Each has its own unique benefits and can help patients heal more quickly.
Orthopedic surgery is a specialized medical field that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. OSSM surgeons can provide a range of procedures, such as joint replacement, fracture repair, and ligament reconstruction. Orthopedic surgery can be used to treat a variety of injuries, including fractures, sprains, and strains when surgery is necessary.
The benefit of orthopedic surgery is that it can help patients heal more quickly. Our surgeons specialize in helping reduce pain and improve mobility, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner. Our surgeons can also reduce the risk of long-term complications, such as arthritis or muscle weakness.
When is orthopedic surgery necessary?
Orthopedic surgery may be necessary if an individual is suffering from a severe musculoskeletal injury, such as a broken bone, torn ligament, or herniated disc. Orthopedic surgery can also be used to treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and rotator cuff tears.
Orthopedic surgery can help improve pain, restore mobility, and improve a person’s overall quality of life. In addition, orthopedic surgery may be necessary if a person has a deformity, such as scoliosis, or a birth defect, such as clubfoot. Orthopedic surgery can be used to correct these deformities and restore the person’s normal range of motion.
Physical therapy is another treatment option for patients with injuries. Physical therapists can provide a range of treatments, including exercise, stretching, and massage. These treatments can help reduce pain and improve mobility, which allows patients to heal from injuries and surgeries much faster than if they try to heal without physical therapy.
Physical therapy can also help prevent future injuries by strengthening the muscles and improving flexibility. This can help reduce the risk of re-injury and can help patients heal more quickly in the future.
When is physical therapy necessary?
Physical therapy would be necessary for a variety of situations. For example, physical therapy may be needed if someone has suffered an injury, such as a sprained ankle or a broken bone, to help restore range of motion, strength, and stability in the area that was injured. Additionally, physical therapy may be necessary for individuals who have chronic pain or have gone through a surgical procedure to help minimize pain and restore function.
Physical therapy may also be necessary for individuals with neurological conditions such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis to help maximize their independence and quality of life. Finally, physical therapists may also be able to help improve balance and prevent falls in older adults.
Finally, urgent care is a great option for patients with orthopedic injuries. Our urgent care clinic is staffed with experienced medical professionals who can assess and diagnose injuries, as well as provide treatment. Urgent care centers can provide a range of treatments, including splinting, casting, and suturing.
The benefit of urgent care is that it can provide quick relief for patients who have suffered an injury. OSSM urgent care can provide immediate treatment and diagnosis, which can help reduce pain and improve mobility. This can help patients heal more quickly and can reduce the risk of long-term complications.
Why should I go to an urgent care over a hospital?
Urgent care centers offer a variety of benefits over hospitals, from lower costs and shorter wait times to convenience and expanded services. Urgent care centers are typically far less expensive than the emergency room at a hospital, often providing a flat fee for services, and wait times are usually far shorter than at a hospital, sometimes just minutes.
The convenience of an urgent care center allows for quick and easy access to medical services, often in a patient’s own neighborhood. Additionally, many urgent care centers offer the same services that are available at a hospital, such as X-ray and laboratory services, allowing for a more timely approach to medical care.
When should I go to a hospital over an urgent care?
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is best to go to the hospital instead of an urgent care: chest pain, difficulty breathing, sudden or severe pain, signs of a stroke (such as facial drooping, confusion, or difficulty speaking or understanding), severe or persistent vomiting, or signs of infection (such as fever or chills).
In addition, if you are pregnant, have a serious injury, or have a condition that requires specialized care, you should go to the hospital instead of an urgent care center. In any case, it is important to listen to your body and seek medical help if you feel like you need it.
When it comes to treating injuries and helping patients heal quickly, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on the type of injury, various treatments may be necessary. Fortunately, there are several options available at OSSM, including orthopedic surgery, physical therapy, and urgent care. Each has its own unique benefits and can help patients heal more quickly. Orthopedic surgery can provide a range of procedures to reduce pain and improve mobility. Physical therapy can help strengthen muscles and improve flexibility, while urgent care can provide immediate relief. By using a combination of these treatments, patients can heal more quickly and reduce the risk of long-term complications.
OSSM serves Hayden, Post Falls, CDA, Rathdrum and surrounding areas by providing top-notch medical care. Our team of doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.
We offer a wide range of services, including surgery, urgent care, and physical therapy. OSSM also offers a variety of specialized services, such as sports medicine and orthopedic care. Our convenient locations allow us to easily reach patients throughout Hayden, Post Falls, CDA, Rathdrum and surrounding areas.
If you are experiencing any type of ongoing pain or discomfort, OSSM can help. Visit our clinic today and one of our doctors will give you a diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan to get you back to your peak health. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get your life back!