Orthopedic Surgeon in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Benjamin Stein is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery. You might be asking yourself if it is the right time to see an orthopedic surgeon. First, orthopedic medicine diagnoses and treats injuries and ailments affecting various areas of the musculoskeletal system. Most patients go to an orthopedist when they are suffering from heightened pain in their primary joints. Foot, ankle, and knee fractures are the most frequently treated due to a sports related injury or general “wear and tear” as part of the aging process.
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What Is An Orthopedic Surgeon?
Common Injuries and Diagnoses
Orthopedic surgeons treat several things affecting your body. Below you will find some of the most common areas of the body and their related issues. If any of these sound familiar to you, make an appointment to see a doctor.
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When Should I Make an Appointment with an Orthopedic Surgeon?
If you are experiencing pain with any of the areas of the body mentioned above, you should visit your doctor. If you don’t have pain but find specific daily tasks hard, you may also want to make an appointment. For example, if you are can’t carry your groceries or walk for more than a few minutes.
These may be a sign that there is something untreated that needs attention. Lastly, if you feel swelling or bruising around an injury, you could have an infection and need treatment fast.
What Happens at the Consultation?
Dr. Stein will start the visit by asking you the following questions:
- Are you in chronic pain in your major joints?
- Are you no longer enjoying daily physical activities because of your injuries?
If the answer to both of those is yes, make an appointment to get checked out. The consultation is simple and easy. Dr. Stein will take a look at your injury from the outside. Also, the doctor will discuss your medical history, past injuries, and talk about what things you want to get back to free from pain.