What Is A Bone Doctor Called?
You may have seen the root word “ortho” before. There’s orthodontist, orthodox and even orthopedic! “Ortho” is a Greek root word that means “straight.” So while an orthodontist straightens teeth, an orthopedic surgeon specializes in the care and maintenance of the skeletal system to correct and “straighten” misalignments.
One common disease that the orthopedic surgeons at OrthoArizona treat is arthritis. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common in the United States. When someone has arthritis, they typically experience pain and inflammation from their joints rubbing together.
The physicians at OrthoArizona are expertly trained in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. Once you’ve been diagnosed with arthritis, they determine the best treatment option for you, ranging from corticosteroid injections to surgery that may reduce your pain symptoms. Many of our physicians on staff also specialize in sports medicine.
Someone with a sports injury may need to see an orthopedic surgeon if they tear their Achilles tendon or meniscus, have shin splints, or have a number of other injuries that can be found on our website.
Our physical therapists are also on staff to help with injuries that do not need surgery. In addition to sports injuries, many of them specialize in rehabilitation after surgery.
A bone doctor doesn’t just straighten out your bones; they help alleviate pain surrounding joints and tissues. One way your orthopedic surgeon accomplishes this is through an orthopedic evaluation. At your appointment, your physician will ask you specific questions about your pain. An orthopedic evaluation is the first step in the diagnosis and treatment of your pain. This is a perfect time to ask your physician any other questions about orthopedic surgery you may have.
Speak with an Orthopedic Specialist Today
Make an appointment with one of our orthopedic specialists today to start your healing journey. OrthoArizona has nearly two dozen offices throughout the Valley, each focused on quality care, compassion, and excellent customer service. Since 1994, OrthoArizona has been dedicated to compassionate care of the highest quality.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and are not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.