Your musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints and muscles, may be one of those aspects of your health that you take for granted. It isn’t until you experience pain and discomfort that you take special notice of the framework of your physical body. At Portage Health, we have several services to help prevent, diagnose and treat conditions affecting your bones, joints and muscles.
Orthopaedics specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Derived from the Greek words for "straighten the child," orthopaedic care includes patients of all ages electively requesting evaluation for musculoskeletal complaints or in need of emergency care. Some of the services we offer in orthopaedics:
Sometimes, pain in the joints, muscles or bones is severe or persists for more than a few days. At that point, you should see your physician. Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. It's important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.
Rheumatology is the subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with joints, muscles and bones and their roles in health and disease. We help diagnose diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, such as:
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