Is orthopedic care for women different than men?
It’s no secret that males and females are biologically different, which means that orthopedic care for these sexes varies. There are differences in hormones, connective tissues, and skeletal structure (ex: wider pelvis in women). Knowing these differences can help your orthopedic doctor understand the risks and prevalence of injury depending on sex. This can help them in diagnosis and injury prevention, but treatment remains similar between women and men. At ORTHOKnox, treatment for each patient is individualized and specialized according to patient need.
Where can women get orthopedic care in Tennessee?
ORTHOKnox has orthopedic clinics in Knoxville, TN, and Athens, TN, to help you if you need orthopedic care. ORTHOKnox has a team of sports medicine specialists, including on-site physical therapists, available for consultation for injury prevention or to help you recover as speedily as possible from your orthopedic injury.
Are there orthopedic conditions that women are more at risk for than men?
For various reasons, including the on-average longer lifespan of women and hormone changes, women are more at risk for the following orthopedic conditions:
- Osteoarthritis: bones rub together when cartilage in your joints breaks down, causing pain and inflammation
- Osteoporosis: loss in bone mass that can increase fracture risk
- Knee injuries: general knee pain, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, and knee sprains
What are some steps women can take to improve their musculoskeletal health?
As always, exercise and eating healthy are key to maintaining good health. Watch out for excessive repetitive movements (such as pitching a softball or painting), which could result in an overuse injury. Most importantly, check with your orthopedic doctor for specific steps you can take to maintain your health or if you think you may have an injury.
Do I need an appointment for orthopedic care in Knoxville, TN, and Athens, TN?
With its board-certified surgeon, on-site physical therapy team, and Urgent Orthopaedic Care that is available without an appointment, ORTHOKnox has got you covered when it comes to injuries or injury prevention. We have orthopedic clinics in Knoxville, TN, and Athens, TN. For more information about how ORTHOKnox can treat you, call (865) 251-3030, or fill out our easy-to-use online appointment request form. We look forward to hearing from you!