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The Most Common Orthopedic Injuries

Sometimes, even the most well-cared for and exercised body has a breaking point. Whether it is a sports injury, repetitive motion on the job, or a fall or accident, orthopedic injuries can bring you way down and keep you from activities you want to participate in.

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (http://www.aaos.org/), the following are the most common injuries in the athletic population:
1. Ankle sprain
2. Plantar fasciitis
3. Tennis elbow
4. ACL injury
5. Meniscus tear
6. Shoulder dislocation
7. Rotator cuff tear
8. Stress fractures
9. Carpal tunnel syndrome
10. Wrist fracture


Of course, for many of these, smart play, stretching and exercise is your best prevention. For some, however, they are consequences of your daily work and activity.

If you suffer from any of these injuries and want to know your best treatment options, call Ortho El Paso at 915-249-4000 for a consultation with our orthopaedic specialist, or visit us at www.orthoep.com.