Preparing For A Planned Hip Replacement Surgery

Some patients do not get the chance to plan ahead for a hip replacement. They break their hip, and their doctor schedules the replacement within days. However, if you are in need of a hip replacement due to arthritis or another ongoing condition, you will typically be given more time to plan. Your hip replacement may be scheduled a month or two out, for example. So how should you use this time?

How Custom Orthotics Can Help Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the foot, and if not effectively treated, it can be disabling. The painful symptoms of this condition are caused by the over-stretching or inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a tough band of connective tissue that is located on the bottom of your foot. While anti-inflammatory medications can help manage your symptoms, your orthopedist may recommend custom orthotics, which may further help treat your plantar fasciitis.

Medical Issues That Orthopedic Physicians Treat

Orthopedic physicians treat a wide variety of medical issues that impact the skeletal system. If you develop any of the following problems, an orthopedist will be able to diagnose and treat the issue appropriately. Fractured Bones When a bone breaks, the bone must be set and kept in a cast so that it regrows properly. Sometimes, the bone also has to be reinforced with internal supports that are inserted by a surgeon.