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When to see an Orthopedic Doctor

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  • Written By: Felicia Messimer
When to see an Orthopedic Doctor

For many, the idea of pain in your daily life is something you’ve come accustomed to. Being tired after work is routine and the "grin and bear it" attitude has become a way of life. Though this is often the mindset many have, it doesn’t have to be.

An orthopedic doctor specializes in the health of your bones and joints. They are there to help diagnose and treat your pain so that you can get back to a better quality of life. So if you are experiencing any of the below, it’s time to give an orthopedic surgeon a call:

You Have Chronic Pain

Acute pain occurs immediately from an injury, whereas chronic pain is long-term pain that lasts longer than 12 weeks. If you are experiencing pain in your joints and bones daily, an orthopedic doctor can help you find a way to get some relief. They can help with hip, knee, foot, ankle, hip, and shoulder pain, to name a few.

Daily Activities Are Becoming Difficult

Has your range of motion diminished? Do you find that you are more wobbly on your feet or can’t perform the daily task you were once used to doing with ease? There are a variety of treatment options that can help you get back to your daily routine, and an orthopedic is the one who can help get you there.

You Have an Injury That Won’t Heal

For many, orthopedic care could be what they need to help heal. Other times, surgery might be the next step. However, this will all depend on what your doctor recommends. From back pain to arthritis, we can help identify your ailment and find a way to reduce its impact on your daily life.

Is pain taking over your life? Wyoming Orthopedics & Spine (WYOS) is here to help in Gillette, Wyoming. We can evaluate your options so you can rest assured that you get the best possible outcome and are back to a happy and active life in no time.

Call WYOS at 307.686.1413 or visit to learn more.

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