It is not uncommon to hear complaints about the knee, back or neck pain. Disorders affecting the bones and joints are a growing concern in India. Studies indicate that, in India, osteoarthritis affects nearly 15 million adults every year. At Apollo Clinic Kolkata Orthopaedic Centre, expert orthopaedics take every measure possible to ensure that you are correctly diagnosed and receive timely medical attention and treatment. We are devoted to the care of patients of all ages, from new-borns to young athletes to the elderly.
What is Orthopaedics?
Orthopaedics is a speciality of medicine that deals with injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles and nerves that allow you move, work and be active.
What is the first step?
Common orthopaedic disorders are knee, back, neck pain and osteoarthritis. The first step is to be aware of the symptoms and causes of these disorders. While the initial symptoms of these issues are pain in the particular areas, there are many other symptoms to watch out for.
Knee pain occurs due to an injury, an underlying medical condition, or mechanical problems. Symptoms of knee pain include unbearable pain, inability to flex knees, numb feeling in the knees, limping, not being able to stand, swelling, redness and fever with pain.
Symptoms of back pain include persistent aching or stiffness anywhere along the spine right from the base of the neck to the tail bone. Common causes of back pain include spine related disorders, accidents, injuries, lifestyle habits, underlying medical conditions.
Causes of neck pain include muscle sprain or strain, an underlying disease, injury, accidents, ageing. Common symptoms of neck pain include neck muscle spasm, tension, tenderness and stiffness.
Symptoms of osteoarthritis include tenderness in joints, loss of flexibility, bone spurs, stiffness in joints, grating sensation in joints, swelling. The exact causes of osteoarthritis are unclear. Research indicates that it is caused by a combination of factors such as heredity, weak muscles, auto-immune diseases, ageing, joint injury, stress, bacterial or viral infection and being overweight.
How can we help?
At Apollo Clinic Kolkata, we treat a wide range of orthopaedic disorders. We offer consultation, imaging and physiotherapy services under the same roof for the convenience of our patients.
Consultation – Our experienced orthopaedics will first conduct a thorough consultation and evaluation of your spine, bone, knee or musculature, as the case may be.
Imaging services – Depending on the results of the assessment, you may be asked to go for some imaging tests. We are well equipped to conduct various tests such as 2D and 3D echo tests, X-rays and Dexa that aid in the diagnosis of orthopaedic disorders.
Physiotherapy – Based on the diagnosis, you may be prescribed physiotherapy sessions. Our team of expert physiotherapists are extensively trained in manual therapies such as massages, muscle stretching, joint mobilisation and manipulation.
Apollo Clinic Kolkata Orthopaedic Centre, offer unmatched excellence in orthopaedic services through our team of eminent orthopaedics and cutting-edge technological equipment. Our focus is to manage pain and quick recovery across all patients, young and old.