Ankle Pain Management in Manchester
Many people automatically assume that when they have pain in their ankle, that it’s a sprain. It certainly may be, but it can also be due to a hairline fracture of the bone or muscle strain, for example. Here at the office of Dr. Vipul Dua, one of our specialties is our Manchester ankle pain management. Come to us when you need help.
The good news is that most of the time, ankle pain can be treated without surgery. Ankles take a lot of stress, and many instances of them becoming injured can be related to how you land on your ankle, which can be as simple as walking. You may also land wrong when running or jumping or participating in your favorite sport. Other common ways that ankles become hurt is when they twist or sustain impact from a fall or other accident. What is less important than how the problem occurred is how our Manchester ankle pain management deals with it. First, you will need to be diagnosed, which involves an examination and usually x-rays. In the case of muscle strains and ligament sprains, you should stay off of the leg as much as possible. Rest is key. You may make use of crutches or a walker to assist in this, if necessary. Ice is a common tool for reducing swelling. And sprains in particular respond well to compression; wrapping it to add support. Over-the-counter pain relievers are typically sufficient to handle your discomfort. Fractures, if minimal, are treated in a similar fashion, though the need to eliminate the pressure on the ankle is absolutely vital. If the fracture is serious and not clean, surgery could be needed to set it. Healing time will also be considerably longer.
To take advantage of our Manchester ankle pain management, contact us and let us book an appointment for you to come in and be seen by our highly experienced and leading orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Dua.
Orthopedic Doctor in Manchester
2800 Tamarack Avenue, Suite 106
South Windsor, CT 06074
Arthritis Treatment in Manchester
Do you still have morning stiffness in the afternoon? Is it difficult to straighten up after you have been sitting for a while? If you are ready to treat your arthritis, come in and get the best arthritis treatment in Manchester by Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. Dr. Dua is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon and someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. We treat patients on an individual basis and believe in exploring the use of conservative treatments before recommending surgery. Our practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may heal rapidly and return to your active lifestyle. In addition, our arthritis care is second to none. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. If you are seeking a compassionate and highly skilled orthopedist, Dr. Dua is here to help you. He treats many orthopedic problems including arthritis management.
Two of the most prevalent types of arthritis we treat are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The common arthritis symptoms of pain and stiffness are usually caused by degenerative joint arthritis (osteoarthritis) while rheumatoid arthritis is a progressive disease with symptoms of tender, stiff, and swollen joints. RA often starts in smaller joints, like fingers, and gradually progresses to larger joint structures. Patients suffering from arthritis can benefit from many aspects of arthritis management. Our experts will treat your arthritis in Manchester and assist you with improved joint function, increased muscle strength, and improved fitness level. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common chronic condition of the joints, affecting approximately 27 million Americans. It is a condition we have vast experience treating. OA can affect any joint, but it occurs most often in knees, hips, lower back and neck, small joints of the fingers and the bases of the thumb and big toe. In healthy joints, a firm, rubbery material called cartilage covers the end of each bone. This cartilage allows the joint to smoothly glide during movement and acts as a cushion between the bones. In OA, the cartilage breaks down, causing pain, swelling and problems moving the joint. As OA worsens over time, bones may break down and develop growths called bone spurs.
Whatever your orthopedic needs are, if you need arthritis treatment in Manchester and want an orthopedic surgeon with craftsmanship and tremendous skills, and a friendly, caring staff, look no further. Dr. Vipul Dua is board certified and here to help you resume an active lifestyle as quickly and completely as possible. Don’t wait any longer. Give us a call and set up an appointment.