Minor orthopedic injuries can cause more pain than you might anticipate, as well as limited movement and swelling. At Innovative Medical Clinic in Jefferson City, Missouri, Elochukwu Osoego, PA-C, and Dara Osoego, FNP-C, provide detailed evaluations for your injuries and can put you on track to recovery. Call Innovative Medical Clinic, book an appointment online, or walk in for minor orthopedics today.

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What are minor orthopedics?

Orthopedic injuries are injuries to your musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries can happen suddenly, like when you roll your ankle, or they can develop and get worse over time because of overuse.

When you notice signs of an orthopedic injury, it’s time to schedule an appointment at Innovative Medical Clinic right away. Some of the most common symptoms are:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Visible deformity

Of course, more severe injuries like complete fractures require emergency care and specialist care from an orthopedic physician. However, Innovative Medical Clinic has the imaging tests necessary to diagnose minor injuries and can provide the treatment you need.

What are some common minor orthopedic injuries?

The team at Innovative Medical Clinic routinely provides care for many common minor orthopedic injuries, which can get you back to the activities you enjoy in as little time as possible.

After a thorough evaluation, they might diagnose you with acute orthopedic concerns, such as:

  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Impingement
  • Joint dislocations
  • Minor fractures

Orthopedic injuries are most common around your joints because of their ability to move. Joints like your ankle, shoulder, and elbow are susceptible to orthopedic injuries because of how often you use them.

What does minor orthopedics involve?

The team at Innovative Medical Clinic develops a personalized care plan for your orthopedic injury. Minor injuries can heal without surgery as long as you follow your treatment plan closely. The team first identifies your injury using advanced testing procedures like X-rays, ultrasounds, and other imaging tests.

Treatment might consist of immobilization for the injured joint or other body part with athletic tape, a cast, or a brace. They also offer joint aspiration.

You might benefit from taking over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers to reduce your discomfort. Additionally, the team might recommend simple therapeutic exercises to practice at home alongside other home care tactics, like ice and rest.

The team encourages you to visit Innovative Medical Clinic to follow up on your care and make sure the injury has healed. They can refer you to other specialists like physical therapists or orthopedists if necessary.

Call Innovative Medical Clinic, book an appointment online, or walk in for the minor orthopedics today.