Bone & Muscle Treatments in the Monterey Peninsula
Recent archaeological findings have discovered that prosthetics have been
in use for more than 3000 years, when Ancient Egyptians created artificial
big toes made from paper maché, plaster, and animal glue. Medicine
has come a long way since then, and today orthopedists are capable of
performing a wide variety of procedures on the musculoskeletal system
to treat aches, pains, bone fractures, amputations and more. Salinas Valley
Medical Clinic (SVMC) provides residents of Monterey County, the Central
Coast and surrounding areas with access to expert orthopedic care.
When to Visit an Orthopedist
Many people do not realize that their primary care physician is not their
only option for medical care. A general practitioner is capable of handling
many issues, but certain conditions are severe or unique enough that they
require treatment from a specialist. When your primary doctor’s
treatments are not proving effective, or you believe your condition relates
to your muscles or skeletal system, it is in your best interests to consult
with an orthopedist.
Some common conditions orthopedists treat include:
Do not wait too long to see an orthopedist if you believe you have a musculoskeletal
condition. These injuries and diseases often degrade over time, and are
much easier to treat when they a doctor finds them early.