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Category Archives: Injuries

Accidents, Injuries | Apr 10, 2017

3 Common Car Accident Injuries Treated By Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors

According to the Georga Department of Motor Vehicles, there are approximately 300,000 car accidents each year. These collisions leave up to 200,000 victims injured, forcing them to seek medical and legal support.

Accidents, Injuries | Apr 21, 2017

3 Car Accident Injuries That Require Immediate Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment

If you are in pain as a result of a recent auto collision, it is imperative that you seek immediate treatment from an experienced Atlanta orthopedic doctor. Even if your accident was minor and you haven’t noticed any symptoms, it does not mean that you are completely in the clear.

Injuries | Aug 2, 2017

Common Summer Injuries Treated By Our Atlanta Orthopedic Doctors

Summer serves as one of the most popular seasons when it comes to personal injuries. The nice, warm weather makes working out and exercising more attractive, although it also presents unique challenges that can cause harm. Regardless of whether you are an exercise enthusiast or work out a few times a week, some of the […]

Injuries | Aug 3, 2017

Orthopedic Treatment Helps Prevent Sports Injuries In Back-To-School Student Athletes

Getting injured is common among student-athletes throughout Atlanta. However, getting injured on the sports field should not be accepted as normal. Preventative actions can help keep your children safe, and regular Orthopedic Treatment allows them to avoid common injuries like sprains, strains, and fractures.

Injuries | Aug 7, 2017

Atlanta Orthopedic Treatment For Concussions and Student Athletes

Medical studies are continuously released these days that outline the short and long-term health consequences of concussions. Concussions among student-athletes attract a lot of media attention, and rightfully so. If a child sustains a concussion, they could experience severe damage if the symptoms aren’t addressed as soon as possible.

Injuries | Oct 20, 2017

Orthopedic Doctors Treat Work-Related Injuries

At AICA Orthopedics, our Atlanta Orthopedic Specialists treat a large variety of standard injuries, including those that are work-related. If you are injured on the job, our team can align with your worker’s compensation case in ways that help treat your condition and get you back to work safely.

Back Pain, Injuries | Nov 29, 2017

Common Back and Neck Injuries After Car Wrecks

Car accidents cause millions of injuries – some very significant – in the U.S. every year. According to the National Safety Council, 4.6 million people obtained significant injuries in 2016 from car accidents. The seriousness of the injury often depends on the type of accident, but even the most minor ones can lead to a […]

Injuries | Dec 25, 2017

What You Need To Know About Clavicle Fractures

Clavicle fractures make up approximately 5 percent of all fractures treated by Orthopedic Doctors throughout the United States. Most cases affect males, and close to 50 percent of all clavicle fractures occur in children between the ages of four and seven. Also referred to as a broken collarbone, clavicle fractures are caused by blunt trauma […]

Injuries | Jan 1, 2018

Orthopedic Injuries That Are Common In January

Winter can be one of the best times of the year for individuals and families throughout Atlanta. Between the holidays and the opportunities that come with a new year, there are plenty of reasons to be excited during this season. However, winter also presents particular hazards that have the potential to cause physical harm. From icy […]

Injuries | Mar 14, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Ankle Sprains

Patients experience ankle sprains when the strong ligaments that support the ankle are pushed beyond their capacity and break. Anyone can sustain an ankle sprain regardless of gender or age and tend to occur as a result of rolling a foot or accidentally twisting awkwardly. The pain associated with this condition varies from person to […]

Injuries | Mar 19, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For ACL Injuries

Approximately 200,000 people throughout the United States experience an ACL injury each year, while 95,000 people sustain complete ruptures. Those who participate in high-activity sports like basketball, football, and downhill skiing tend to experience ACL tears at a higher rate than others. The ACL serves to connect the tibia (shinbone) to the femur (thighbone) and […]

Injuries | Mar 26, 2018

Orthopedic Treatment For Collarbone Fractures

Collarbone fractures, also referred to as clavicle fractures, are one of the most common conditions treated by our Atlanta orthopedic doctors since they can happen to anyone regardless of age, family history, or demographics. The collarbone or clavicle is located between the shoulder blade and the rib cage. It is responsible for connecting each arm […]

Injuries | Apr 2, 2018

Bone Health and Injury Prevention

You’re never too young or too old to start considering bone health. As we grow older, we often begin to think about particular health concerns like osteoporosis or arthritis. But maintaining a healthy skeletal system requires a set plan of action that starts as early as possible to prevent various orthopedic injuries. Bone loss takes […]

Injuries | May 9, 2018

Avoid Joint Injuries and Conditions With These Exercises

It’s easy to take your joints for granted until pain suddenly appears. When such joint pain does arrive, completing basic tasks can quickly become difficult to impossible to perform. Suddenly, normal activities such as walking, sitting down, or exercising present significant challenges.

Injuries | May 16, 2018

Injuries and Conditions Treated By Our Orthopedic Doctors

Our orthopedic doctors can identify and address a large variety of conditions that are connected to workplace injuries. Although orthopedic doctors in general are focused on treating musculoskeletal conditions, they are also equipped to resolve other types of health issues.

Injuries | May 21, 2018

Work-Related Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is common among American workers and has the ability to completely deter your normal routine. Although some types of should pain occur after exercising or experiencing a sudden accident, other types gradually develop over time. If you are currently experience consistent shoulder pain as a result of a work-related accident or activity, it’s […]

Injuries | Jun 15, 2018

What Is A Bone Fracture?

A fracture refers to when a bone cracks or breaks and any bone is susceptible to one. Fractures are classified as either compound (open) or simple (closed) where compound fractures comprise of clean breaks that only affect the bone, while simple fractures also impact the surrounding tissue. There are several different types of fractures and […]

Injuries, Sports | Jun 18, 2018

Use Orthopedic Treatment To Avoid Common Golf Injuries

For many individuals throughout the greater Atlanta community, summer serves as a time for relaxing on the golf course. In fact, it’s estimated that the average player enjoys 15 rounds of golf between June and August.

Injuries | Sep 17, 2018

Preventing Foot Injuries Is Easier Than You Think

There are many different opinions about barefoot walking since the activity has both benefits and risks. The most commonly agreed upon benefit to barefoot walking is that, in theory, we are walking in a “natural” walking pattern or gait.

Expert Orthopedic Treatment and Surgery for Injured Patients | AICA Orthopedics

Injuries | Sep 4, 2019

Expert Orthopedic Treatment and Surgery for Injured Patients

At AICA Orthopedics, we treat a variety of injuries. From those injuries, some are sustained from accidents in which turn out to be workers’ compensation claims or even personal injury cases. Our orthopedic doctors in these situations provide our patients with the utmost care and compassion, as being a victim of these injuries can be […]

Girl with dislocated shoulder in sling wondering if she needs surgery

Injuries, Shoulder Pain | Oct 17, 2019

Do I Need Surgery for My Dislocated Shoulder?

Dealing with shoulder dislocation is never fun. You may find it difficult to do much of anything with that arm for several days or weeks. To help the arm heal, wearing a sling for a few days might help, too.   In some severe cases, surgery is necessary to repair the damage to the ligament. […]

man running and injuring leg- 7 most common knee injuries featured by aica orthopedics

Injuries | Oct 18, 2019

The 7 Most Common Knee Injuries

The knee is one part of your body that is put under a lot of stress every day. This joint can very easily be overworked or injured. Typically, this kind of injury requires a visit to the doctor.   Letting any knee injury go without treatment can result in very serious issues that can make […]

Car Accident Doctor helping man's arm after car accident injury

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Injuries | Nov 6, 2019

When Should I See A Doctor After A Car Accident?

The answer is, in most cases, as quickly as you are able. It is all too common for individuals who have been involved in an auto accident to deny the need for medical attention, at least at first.   The unfortunate truth is that delaying seeking care can have detrimental effects on both your health […]

Pain in the Achilles | AICA Orthopedics

Injuries | Nov 27, 2019

Pain in the Achilles

The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone and when it ruptures it can tear completely or partially. Tears to the Achilles most commonly occur slightly above the heel bone. However, ruptures can occur anywhere along the tendon.

young athlete needing spine doctor after injury

Injuries, Sports | Dec 10, 2019

Which Sports Lead to the Most Injuries? 

Most children, at one time or another in their childhood, participate in sports. In the United States, these children number in the tens of millions. Sports are a fun and organized way for children to exercise their bodies, hone various mental strategy skill sets, and enjoy themselves all at the same time.   Unfortunately, there […]

man feeling joint pain from rain storm and needing an orthopedic clinic

Injuries | Dec 19, 2019

Why Do Past Injuries Hurt When It Rains?

You may think that there’s no truth in the fact that some people’s aches and pains can forecast weather change. But studies do confirm that weather conditions can impact the body in various ways, including triggering a flare-up of past injuries.   For some, the barometric pressure may affect arthritis of the joints, causing pain […]

Injuries an Orthopedic Doctor Can Treat | AICA Orthopedics

Injuries | Jan 1, 2020

Injuries an Orthopedic Doctor Can Treat

Orthopedic doctors specialize in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system. They specifically treat injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Atlanta orthopedic doctors take care to precisely diagnose and accurately treat a variety of injuries to the body. If you are suffering from pain or injury, an orthopedic doctor can help you not […]

Be Aware of These 6 Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

Accidents, Injuries | Jan 17, 2020

Be Aware of These 6 Delayed Injuries After a Car Accident

Car accidents can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Although some can result in serious, even fatal injuries, thankfully, most people involved in a car accident only experience minor injuries. It can seem as if you may have walked away from a car accident completely unharmed. You feel excellent and might not think anything is wrong. […]

Four Ski Safety Tips to Avoid Injuries

Injuries, Sports | Feb 5, 2020

Four Ski Safety Tips to Avoid Injuries

Ski season is here, and you’re ready to hit the slopes for some fun in the sun and snow! Whether you’re a first-time skier or a pro, skiing is an exhilarating, highly active sport that engages your whole body. With this thrilling experience also come some risks considering the high level of demand on your […]

How Is “Pain and Suffering” Determined after a Car Accident

Accident FAQS, Accidents, Injuries, Legal | Feb 20, 2020

How Is “Pain and Suffering” Determined after a Car Accident?

If you have suffered car accident injuries, you may be interested in filing a personal injury claim and pursuing a car accident case. Three main components are used to determine the value of a personal injury claim: reimbursement for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. While medical bills and lost income are more […]

Try These Exercises To Help Prevent Hip Injuries | AICA Orthopedics

Accident Recovery, Injuries, Sports | Feb 24, 2020

Try These Exercises To Help Prevent Hip Injuries

A hip injury can have devastating effects on your mobility, independence, and confidence. Conversely, when your hips are functioning at optimal levels, all your movements are enhanced. Stretching plays a vital role in preventing hip injuries.

6 Most Common Car Accident Injuries

Accidents, Injuries | Mar 4, 2020

6 Most Common Car Accident Injuries

If you’ve been in a car accident, you know how disruptive the experience can be on your entire body. Whether you’re involved in a small fender-bender or a serious rear-end collision, your body can also be damaged and in need of repair. It’s important to find an Atlanta orthopedic doctor that has the knowledge and […]

Lower Abdominal Pain After an Accident

Accidents, Injuries | May 22, 2020

Lower Abdominal Pain After an Accident

If you were injured in a car accident, you may have experienced whiplash, broken bones, or injury to your spine or neck. These injuries are serious on their own and are often addressed soon after the accident. However, sometimes delayed injuries can appear days or even a week after a car accident. These types of […]

Wrist Fracture Recovery

Injuries, Wrist Pain | Jul 6, 2020

Wrist Fracture Recovery

A wrist fracture is one of the most common car accident injuries. This type of injury occurs so frequently because your hands are typically on your steering wheel at the time of impact. You may try to brace yourself if you see the accident coming, or the simple jarring of your hands against the steering […]

Stomach Pain and Diarrhea After a Car Accident

Accidents, Injuries | Jul 16, 2020

Stomach Pain and Diarrhea After a Car Accident

When you think of common ailments caused by car accidents, things like whiplash and broken bones often come to mind. While these injuries are common, bodies can react to the trauma of an accident in many unexpected ways and you may begin to notice symptoms days or weeks after the accident has occurred. You may […]

Most Common Fractures from Car Accidents

Accidents, Injuries | Jul 17, 2020

Most Common Fractures from Car Accidents

When you are involved in a car accident, there are a variety of injuries that can occur depending on the severity, where in the car you are, and if you’re wearing a seatbelt. After any accident, you’ll want to seek care from an orthopedic doctor to evaluate you for any injuries, obvious or hidden. One […]

What Is the Cause of Most Rear-End Collisions

Accidents, Injuries | Jul 17, 2020

What Is the Cause of Most Rear-End Collisions?

If you have ever been in a serious car accident, you likely know the importance of seeking medical treatment right away. However, even slower, low-impact car accidents like rear-end collisions can have a significant impact on your body. Rear-end car accidents are unfortunately quite common and many people can underestimate how serious injuries can still […]

Delayed Hip Pain After a Car Accident

Accidents, Hip Pain, Injuries | Jul 17, 2020

Delayed Hip Pain After a Car Accident

If you walk away from a car accident without any obvious injuries, you may feel rightfully grateful. However, feeling no pain at the time of an accident does not necessarily mean you have avoided injuries altogether. It may be hours or days before you start to feel stiffness in your neck, pain in your joints, […]

How Much Is a Finger Worth in a Lawsuit

Hand Pain, Injuries | Jul 18, 2020

How Much Is a Finger Worth in a Lawsuit?

If you have ever sustained a significant injury to one of your fingers, you might be wondering what the average jury verdict is for finger and hand injuries. Whether you are hoping for six figures or expecting five figures or less, it can be difficult to pinpoint how much hand and finger injuries are worth. […]

Soft Tissue Damage After a Car Accident

Accident FAQS, Injuries, Whiplash | Jul 20, 2020

Soft Tissue Damage After a Car Accident

Injuries of the back and neck from a car accident can significantly impact your daily life and can have long-lasting negative effects on your health if not treated right away. The spine and neck house the spinal column, which sends communications through the rest of the body, and any interruption to that communication can cause […]

FAQs About Car Accident Injuries

Accidents, Injuries | Jul 29, 2020

FAQ About Common Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries are unfortunately quite common in this day and age. Whether you caused your car accident or someone else did, and whether it was minor and very severe, you likely have a lot of questions about what comes next, particularly in regards to car accident injuries. Whether you choose to file a claim […]

How Long After an Accident Can Injuries Appear

Accident FAQS, Injuries | Sep 14, 2020

How Long After an Accident Can Injuries Appear?

One of the first things you may do after a car accident is to assess yourself and any passengers for injuries. You may notice any severe injuries at this time, and you will likely see superficial wounds like cuts and bruises, but there may be a number of injuries that are not yet apparent. But […]

Don’t Forget to Ask Your Doctor These 6 Questions

Chiropractic, Injuries | Sep 22, 2020

Don’t Forget to Ask Your Doctor These 6 Questions

After experiencing a car accident, it is important to visit an orthopedic doctor who specializes in injuries sustained during a car crash. Not only will your insurance claim require you to visit a doctor, but they will also be able to help you understand your car accident injuries and develop an effective plan for recovery. […]

How Does a Doctor Treat an Injured Rib

Injuries | Oct 9, 2020

How Does a Doctor Treat an Injured Rib?

If you’ve experienced dislocating a rib as one of your car accident injuries, then you know just how painful it can be to even take a deep breath. Injuries to any part of your rib cage can be very scary because of how much pain you may experience with natural rhythms we take for granted, […]

Make Sure You’re Lifting Correctly with These 4 Tips

Back Pain, Injuries | Oct 14, 2020

Make Sure You’re Lifting Correctly with These 4 Tips!

You’ve probably heard someone say it before- lift with your legs, not your back! But what does that mean? While picking something up may be second nature, there are actually ways to do so that are less likely to result in back pain or worse, a back injury. If you don’t take care when lifting […]

What Are Orthopedic Injuries

Injuries, Orthopedics | Dec 21, 2020

What Are Orthopedic Injuries?

If you have been in a car accident or otherwise referred to doctor who specializes in orthopedics, you may be wondering exactly what that means and why it may help you. As a branch of medicine, orthopedics focuses on the musculoskeletal system, including muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons and how they work together. An […]

The Most Common Injuries for 30-40 MPH Car Accidents

Accidents, Injuries | Dec 22, 2020

The Most Common Injuries for 30-40 MPH Car Accidents

While high-speed crashes can certainly be catastrophic, many people don’t realize that average speed, non-highway crashes can also have devastating consequences. Car accident injuries can occur in a number of ways, including at slower speeds, because the body is not made to sustain the impact of any sort of collision. Like any other accident, a […]

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy for a Hip Injury

Injuries, Physical Therapy | Jan 5, 2021

5 Benefits of Physical Therapy for a Hip Injury

 Hip pain can happen for a variety of reasons, but if you’ve ever experienced it, you know it can reduce your quality of life and cause potentially debilitating pain. To manage a hip injury, you may think you have to turn to medications, injections, or potentially even surgery for relief. The good news is that […]

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