Common Injuries

At some point, the majority of Americans will suffer an injury that requires medical treatment. Some of the most common injuries are sports injuries, auto accident injuries, work injuries, back injuries, burns, dog bites and slip-and-fall injuries. Early detection, diagnosis and treatment are keys to successful recovery from any type of injury.

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  • Arthritis

    Arthritis

    Arthritis is a condition marked by inflammation of the joints. When a person has arthritis, the tissues that surround joints and other connective tissue become swollen. It is commo...

  • Back Injury

    Back Injury

    According to the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Back pain rang...

  • Broken Bones

    Broken Bones

    Broken bones, also referred to as fractures, happen when more pressure is placed on bones than they can stand. When repeated and/or prolonged pressure is placed on a bone, a hairli...

  • Burns

    Burns

    A burn is an injury commonly caused by excessive heat or cold, electricity, radiation or chemicals. In 2007, medical professionals treated approximately a half million burn cases. ...

  • Cuts and Puncture Wounds

    Cuts and Puncture Wounds

    A puncture wound is a wound caused by a sharp object that pierces the skin, creating a hole. Puncture wounds usually don't bleed heavily and often quickly close on their own. A cut...

  • Dog Bites

    Dog Bites

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost five million people are bitten by a dog each year. That means Americans are more likely to be bitten by a dog th...

  • Elevated Falls

    Elevated Falls

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 17 percent of fatal occupational injuries that occurred in the U.S. in 2015 were due to falls. About half of those falls were from elev...

  • Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia

    Fibromyalgia is a common, chronic and widespread pain disorder characterized by a dull, deep pain in the muscles and tendons that may be felt throughout the body. There are as many...

  • Degenerative Joint Disease

    Degenerative Joint Disease

    Degenerative joint disease is also called osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans age 25 and older, and is a leading cau...

  • Sciatica

    Sciatica

    The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body, and it provides sensation and motor function to the lower extremities. It runs from the lower back down the back of each leg. Th...

  • Scoliosis

    Scoliosis

    Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Approximately 7 million people in the U.S. are affected by it. The primary age of onset is 10-15, and both boys and girls are affec...

  • Slip-and-Falls

    Slip-and-Falls

    Slip-and-fall cases result in a significant number of injuries each year. Although the term "slip" is used, the phrase "slip and fall" pertains to any case in which a person falls ...

  • TMJ

    TMJ

    The jaw joint, called the temporomandibular joint (more commonly known as TMJ), is critical to our ability to bite, chew and swallow food, to speak and to make facial expressions. ...

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