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Ongoing hip or knee related pain can be a sign of an underlying orthopaedic condition.


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Patient waiting to see Dr Ackermann

Hip and knee pain can be debilitating, causing discomfort and limiting daily activities. Ongoing pain can be a sign of an underlying orthopaedic condition that needs to be addressed by a specialist. If you are experiencing hip or knee pain, it is important to schedule an appointment with your orthopaedic surgeon as soon as possible. Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. They have the knowledge and experience to accurately diagnose the cause of your pain and develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Ignoring persistent hip or knee pain can lead to further damage and complications, and delay in seeking treatment can make the condition more difficult to treat. This can result in a longer recovery time and potentially more invasive treatments such as joint replacement surgery. Hip and knee pain can have a variety of causes, including arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, and fractures. The cause of your pain may also be related to overuse or injury. An orthopaedic surgeon can perform a comprehensive evaluation to determine the source of your pain and recommend the best course of treatment. Non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medications, or injections may be recommended initially. However, if these treatments are not effective, surgery may be necessary. Your orthopaedic surgeon can help you understand the risks and benefits of any recommended surgical procedures and answer any questions you may have. In addition to treating your pain, your orthopaedic surgeon can also help you prevent future injury and manage any underlying conditions that may be contributing to your pain. They can provide advice on maintaining a healthy weight, proper nutrition, and exercise routines to help keep your joints healthy. In conclusion, scheduling an appointment with your orthopaedic surgeon is essential if you are experiencing ongoing hip or knee pain. Ignoring persistent pain can lead to further damage, complications, and a longer recovery time. With early intervention and proper treatment, you can regain mobility and enjoy a better quality of life. So, if you are experiencing hip or knee pain, don’t delay, schedule an appointment with your orthopaedic surgeon today. Feel free to contact our office and we will be ready and willing to assist you. Office line | +27 (0)21 554 2389






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