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Orthopedic Diagnostics

An orthopedic diagnosis gives you answers about why you’re in pain and how to improve it. At The Rehab Docs in Daniel Island, South Carolina, Sam Sheppard, PT, DPT, offers physical therapy and other services after making accurate orthopedic diagnoses. To book an appointment, call The Rehab Docs, or schedule online today. 

Orthopedic Diagnostics Q & A

What are orthopedic diagnoses?

Orthopedic diagnoses are the specific names and details of injuries that affect your musculoskeletal system. When you first sustain an injury at or around a joint, all you notice is the pain and any other symptoms that arise. Even if you do have knowledge of anatomy, you probably can’t distinguish the exact structure that sustained damage. 

The team at The Rehab Docs makes orthopedic diagnoses without the use of imaging tests. Instead, the providers perform simple diagnostic assessments in the office to indicate where an injury is and its effects on your function. They also perform a physical examination after asking for details of when the pain started. 

Who can benefit from orthopedic diagnoses?

It’s important to get an orthopedic diagnosis if you get an injury. Whether you injure yourself while playing sports, while working, or suddenly like after a fall, getting an orthopedic diagnosis puts you on the right track toward a treatment that fits with your needs. 

You should consider scheduling an appointment with The Rehab Docs if you experience pain and dysfunction in the following areas:

  • Shoulder
  • Knee
  • Hip
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Elbow
  • Wrist
  • Ankle

After making their assessment, The Rehab Docs explain your diagnosis and help you figure out what it will take to restore the function of the joint or region. Common orthopedic diagnoses include arthritis, fractures, osteoporosis, and bursitis.

What happens after orthopedic diagnoses?

After you receive a diagnosis, your providers can answer any questions about your pain or the diagnosis itself. The Rehab Docs offer a range of evidence-based treatments and therapies designed to restore or improve your function after you get injured. If you’re an athlete, they can help you recover enough to get back to your sport of choice.

A typical care plan for an orthopedic diagnosis may involve:

  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Active Release Technique®

The techniques available at The Rehab Docs are noninvasive and can either reduce or eliminate your need for any pharmaceutical medications or surgeries to repair your injury. 

To learn more about orthopedic diagnoses and the treatments available for them, call The Rehab Docs, or book an appointment online today. 

The Rehab Docs treat patients with physical therapy and chiropractic care.