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Orthopedic Injuries

Symptoms and Signs of Orthopaedic Injuries

Symptoms of orthopaedic injuries will vary depending on the type of injury and what part of the body has been injured.

Arthritis and Total Joint Pain—Inflammation that causes joint pain that may result in decreased activity as it becomes more and more difficult to move. In some forms of arthritis, such as osteoarthritis, the inflammation arises because the smooth covering (cartilage) on the ends of bones becomes damaged or worn. In other forms of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, the joint lining becomes inflamed as part of a disease process that affects the entire body.

Foot and Ankle—Pain from injuries, disorders and conditions that cause enough discomfort to hinder full use of foot and ankle. Some of those include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Loss of function caused by disease or injury
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendon problems
  • Deformities
  • Nerve disorders
  • Heel pain (spurs)
  • Cysts, lumps and bumps
  • Complex reconstruction

Hand--Any type of pain in the hand or wrist that disrupt daily activities. Conditions and injuries include:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sprains

Spine--Pain could be as simple as a pulled muscle or as complex as degenerative disc disease and may start in the upper, middle or lower back. At Florida Hospital, a specialized team of orthopaedic doctors, physical therapists and other support staff are trained and experienced in treating back pain, including the following conditions:

  • Scoliosis
  • Cervical and vertebral fractures
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis

Sports Medicine—Professional, and non-professional, athletes are prone to joint pain from numerous injuries and reoccurring injuries. Florida Hospital has a rich legacy of providing exclusive medical care to some of Central Florida’s premier sports organizations, including the Orlando Magic, UCF Athletics, Capital One Bowl, Champs Sports Bowl, Track Shack Grand Prix race series and local community and high school programs.