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When do you need to see an Orthopedic doctor?

When to see the orthopedic doctor?

Is that gnawing pain that you've been feeling for some duration of time in your shoulder, back or hip something to be concerned about?

In this article I’ll review some of the factors to consider when deciding if it’s time to come in and get checked out by an orthopedist.

Hey friends and patients, if you don’t already know my name is Dr. Edmond Cleeman. I'm an orthopedic doctor based in New York, and in this series of articles we will review exercise and orthopedic injuries. We will also explore strategies and tools that help us live healthier, happier, more physically active lives. 


You can click on the link below to watch my video.

Many people have common daily aches and pains. As one of my comedic older patients once said, “if there is a day that he wakes up and doesn’t have pain, that would be concerning, because it likely means he’s no longer alive and in heaven.”

So when is it time to see the orthopedic doctor:

  1. Trauma with significant injury.


  1. Persistent pain.


  1. Weakness or numbness


  1. Swollen joints


  1. Masses / growths


So there you have 5 tips to let you know when it’s time to come see the orthopedic doctor. If you fall into any of these 5 categories please contact my office for an appointment at 212-289-0700.
You can check out all my orthopedic and exercise content at my Youtube channel linked below.

Be active, be healthy, and live well

Edmond Cleeman, MD

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