During your appointment, your orthopedic doctor will ask you about your physical activity habits as well as any pain or discomfort you have. Your orthopedic doctor’s goal is to understand how your day-to-day habits may be affecting your pain, and how you’ve been managing it so far.
Then, your doctor will review your medical history by looking at any past tests you’ve had. Your doctor may also order X-rays, blood tests, or other tests.
Your doctor’s goals are to:
- Correctly diagnose your problem,
- Decrease your pain, and
- Help you get back to activities you love, like gardening or biking.
If you think you could benefit from seeing an orthopedic specialist, call to make an appointment.