If you struggle with ongoing pain, an injury, or problems moving around, you can depend on orthopedic specialists at CHW Cares in Washington Washington Heights, Manhattan, for exceptional care. They offer comprehensive orthopedics services for New York City patients age 65 and older.
Orthopedics at CHW Cares includes evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment for musculoskeletal problems (issues with your muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, or cartilage). Orthopedic specialists can treat ongoing or severe pain and injuries and improve your mobility.
Your CHW Cares team can treat common orthopedic conditions, including:
If you experience pain that negatively affects your mobility or overall quality of life, see the CHW Cares team for an evaluation.
To determine the root cause of disability or pain, the CHW Cares team discusses your symptoms and medical history.
The team checks your vital signs, completes a physical examination, and may recommend you complete specific diagnostic tests. Examples include blood tests, urine tests, joint fluid analysis, X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.
Common treatments for orthopedic/musculoskeletal problems include:
At-home treatments that can relieve musculoskeletal pain include resting affected muscles or joints, wearing a brace, and using ice or heat packs. Taking over-the-counter medicines can also help.
Lifestyle changes that reduce your risk of injuries and diseases include eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, and plenty of sleep.
Strength and stretching exercises improve musculoskeletal function, accelerate healing of injuries, and reduce pain.
Assistive devices, such as canes, walkers, and custom-fitted shoes with orthotics, can improve your mobility.
Your orthopedic specialist may recommend you take prescription medicines to delay disease progression or reduce inflammation and pain.
Injections, including steroids, anesthetic, trigger point, hyaluronic acid, and regenerative medicine shots, help your body heal or improve joint lubrication. They also reduce pain and inflammation.
CHW Cares specialists provide surgery to remove, repair, or replace damaged tissues to improve mobility and alleviate ongoing pain.
Additional pain-relieving options include radiofrequency ablation, nerve stimulation, ultrasound therapy, and more.