About Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department
Orthopedics is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and correction of fractures, deformities disorders, injuries and diseases of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and related tissues. The orthopedics department includes expert staff, state-of-the-art facilities, and advanced diagnostic and treatment techniques, and offers patients the most comprehensive orthopedic care available today. Whether treating a sports injury, a painful fracture or repairing damage to the delicate tendons, our utmost commitment is to provide individual attention and ensure the patient returns to normal life at the earliest possible time.
Useful info and health tips
Joint and bone health
• Don’t over-exercise – regardless of the type of exercise you do, or how heavy the workout, our bodies need time to repair. Someone who does hours of intense exercising daily will have more problems with chronic joint pain than someone who allows their body to recuperate. Our muscles, tendons, and ligaments all need time to rest and repair after a hard workout. That’s what causes them to strengthen over time.
• Lose weight – extra body weight creates a strain on our joints, particularly the knee joints. Losing as little as 10 pounds of body weight can help reduce pain.
• Change positions – sitting or standing all day, day after day, can cause joint pain. We need to vary our routines to give both our bodies and joints variety and rest periods. Getting up and moving around is helpful to break up a routine and keep our bodies in shape.