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By Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
March 25, 2019
Category: Orthopedics
Tags: Whiplash   Orthotics   Tendonitis   Sports Injury  

Man With Whiplash InjuryFind out how we can help you on your road to recovery after a musculoskeletal injury.

If you are dealing with an injury that has affected the soft tissue, joints, muscles or bones then you could benefit from turning to our medical team here in Saint Thomas and Christiansted, Virgin Islands. Our orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Chase can provide on-site orthopedic physical therapy to reduce pain and discomfort while also improving function, movement and flexibility.

Physical therapy is designed to help treat your musculoskeletal condition, no matter whether it affects the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints or bones. Common injuries that could benefit from turning to our orthopedic specialist Dr. Chase include:

  • Strains and sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Car accidents injuries (e.g. whiplash)
  • Fractures

If you are experiencing pain, limited range of motion, stiffness or weakness as a result of your orthopedic injury then the experts at Virgin Island Orthopedics and Medical Specialists can create the ideal rehabilitation program to meet your needs, reduce your symptoms and promote faster healing.

If you’ve recently undergone orthopedic surgery then our medical team may recommend going through physical therapy and post-operative rehab to help you get back to your normal activities and daily routine quicker. Just about any condition or injury that impacts how one or more parts of the musculoskeletal system function can benefit greatly from physical therapy.

There are different modes of physical therapy and we can discuss which ones are right for you based the type and severity of your condition. Common physical therapy modalities include:

  • Ultrasound
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Soft tissue manipulation and massage
  • Mobilization
  • Orthotics
  • Assistive devices (e.g. cane; crutches)

During physical therapy, we will also provide you with a series of exercises that can help facilitate faster healing while also improving mobility and function. Orthopedic physical therapy focuses on a wide range of different exercises such as balance, stretching, endurance and plyometrics. We can also show you different exercises that you can easily incorporate into your daily routine from the comfort of your own home.

If you are dealing with the aftermath of an injury and you want to turn to physical therapy in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands to get you back on track then it’s time to call Virgin Island Orthopedics and Medical Specialists. We have offices in Saint Thomas and Christiansted to serve you better.

By Virgin Islands Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
March 22, 2019
Category: Orthopedics
Tags: shoulder pain  

Find out how our orthopedic team here in St. Thomas and St. Croix can help you.

There are many reasons why someone might experience shoulder pain, from arthritis to a torn rotator cuff. It’s important to know when shoulder painyour shoulder pain may warrant visiting our orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Chase for treatment. The most common types of shoulder injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Arthritis
  • Torn labrum

If you are dealing with any of the issues above then you may want to talk to us about whether you could benefit from our advanced arthroscopic shoulder treatment.

Overuse, repeated stress, aging and injury can all lead to shoulder problems in patients of all ages. Luckily, our orthopedic specialist in St. Thomas and St. Croix, Dr. Chase specializes in advanced arthroscopic shoulder treatment. A shoulder arthroscopy is designed to both determine the cause of your pain and alleviate your discomfort.

Common reasons to get arthroscopic shoulder treatment is to:

  • Repair a torn or damaged rotator cuff
  • Remove a bone spur
  • Repair or remove a torn or damaged labrum
  • Repair ligaments
  • Remove inflamed tissue
  • Repair a dislocated shoulder

We can also remove cysts, and release pinched or trapped nerves through a simple arthroscopy. Arthroscopic treatment is far less invasive and requires a smaller incision than traditional surgery, which also means fewer post-surgical side effects and a faster healing process.

What should you expect from the recovery process?

Even though the healing process will be faster and easier than with traditional surgery you will still need to take a couple of weeks off to allow your shoulder to fully heal. We can provide you with pain relievers that can reduce pain, swelling and discomfort after your surgery. We may also prescribe physical therapy and rehabilitation to help your shoulder regain strength, mobility and function after surgery.

Virgin Island Orthopedics and Medical Specialists in St. Thomas and St. Croix, is here to help get your shoulder pain under control. Call our office today to find out more about the orthopedic services we offer.

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