In the US, 54 million adults are living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That’s pretty staggering. In addition to the adults living with arthritis, three hundred thousand babies and children in the US are living with the condition. Young and old, around the country, people are suffering from this painful and life-changing affliction.
MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog
If you’ve recently been injured or are experiencing chronic pain, it’s time to see a doctor. You may be wondering whether a visit to your primary care physician is worth the trouble or if going straight to a specialist is the answer. After all, more often than not, you think your primary care physician should be your first stop. Depending on your specific injury or health issue, however, going directly to a specialist—like an orthopaedic physician—can save you time and money.