Upper Sandusky Orthopedics

Treatment for Bone & Muscle Aches, Pains & Disorders

Almost everyone will experience joint or muscle pains at some point in their lives. The older a person gets, the more likely it is that they will need to see an orthopedist at some point. Wyandot Memorial Hospital’s orthopedists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes the body’s bones, muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. If you suffer from chronic pains, have difficulty moving, or are need of joint replacement surgery, you will want to schedule an appointment with a skilled orthopedist.

The following are some common conditions treated by orthopedists:

  • Arthritis
  • Hip displacement
  • Joint pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Cerebral Palsy

Surgery is a Last-Resort Treatment

Severe orthopedic conditions require surgery, but this should only ever be used as a last-resort treatment. Physical therapy, medication, and time are often enough to help people find pain relief. In the event that surgery is required, our team will guide you through every step of the process.

Early signs of an orthopedic condition include:

  • Chronic pain in the ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, or back
  • Difficulty bending knees or elbows
  • Pain when walking or stretching
  • Soreness or redness on the skin that can be felt in the muscles or bones
  • Difficulty carrying groceries or walking upstairs
  • Swelling or bruising around an injury

Many of these symptoms can be treated through less-invasive means than surgery. Oftentimes, orthopedists do everything in their power to delay the need for surgery—relying on it only when the operation can provide the patient with significant pain relief for a problem that will not go away.