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Orthopedic Injuries

Lake Family Medicine & Imaging -  - Family Medicine Physician

Lake Family Medicine & Imaging

Family Medicine Physician & Diagnostic Imaging located in Sanford, FL

Orthopedic injuries are often so painful that they impede your mobility and independence. At Lake Family Medicine & Imaging in Sanford, Florida, Raj Kandavanam, MD, uses physical exams and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging to diagnose orthopedic injuries. As an all-in-one practice, Lake Family Medicine & Imaging offers on-site X-ray services so that you don’t have to make multiple appointments at various offices. Dr. Kandavanam then creates personalized treatment programs to help you recover and get back to your regular activities. Call today if you think you have an orthopedic injury.

Orthopedic Injuries Q & A

What are common orthopedic injuries?

Orthopedic injuries affect your muscle, bones, and connective tissue. You can develop overuse injuries or sustain an acute orthopedic injury. Some of the most common orthopedic injuries include:

  • Sprained ankles
  • Fractures 
  • Dislocations 
  • Ligament tears
  • Cartilage tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis 

Joints like your shoulders and knees are vulnerable to orthopedic injuries because you use them every day. Overuse can cause inflammation and other problems leading to repetitive strain injuries and acute injuries.  

What are common symptoms of orthopedic injuries?

Pain is the most common sign of an orthopedic injury. You might also feel stiff or have a limited range of motion. 

Depending on your injury, you might have some swelling or your skin might be red, warm, or tender to touch. In some cases, orthopedic injuries cause visible deformities.

You should make an appointment at Lake Family Medicine & Imaging if you have pain that persists for more than a few days or if your discomfort is so severe that you can’t move or sleep at night. 

Additionally, if you know you injured yourself, you can come directly to Lake Family Medicine & Imaging for a walk-in appointment.  

How are orthopedic injuries diagnosed?

At Lake Family Medicine & Imaging, Dr. Kandavanam uses comprehensive exams and state-of-the-art imaging services to evaluate orthopedic injuries. 

Dr. Kandavanam usually begins your appointment by asking about your injury, symptoms, and lifestyle. He also reviews your medical history. Then he begins the physical exam. 

Dr. Kandavanam examines your injury, feeling for inflammation and deformity. He might gently manipulate your injured body part or ask you to walk around the room or perform some stretches or movements. 

Lake Family Medicine & Imaging has convenient in-office imaging capabilities, including X-rays, which provide critical information about orthopedic injuries. As an all-in-one practice, you can receive X-rays and other diagnostic tests under the same roof for your convenience.

Dr. Kandavanam understands that having an orthopedic injury can limit your mobility, which is why he offers X-rays and imaging studies at the same office. His goal is for you to receive all the necessary tests you need quickly.

Then, Dr. Kandavanam uses the information from your X-rays and other diagnostics to evaluate your injury and identify the best treatment to heal your body.

How are orthopedic injuries treated?

Dr. Kandavanam creates personalized treatment plans to help your injury heal. Depending on your injury, your treatment could include:

  • Medication
  • Splinting, braces, and casts
  • Orthopedic injections
  • Physical therapy

When necessary, Dr. Kandavanam can provide a referral to an orthopedic surgeon who can repair more severe injuries that don’t improve with noninvasive treatments. 

For expert treatment of orthopedic injuries, including in-office X-rays, call Lake Family Medicine & Imaging to make an appointment today.