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Men's Health Week | 4 Most Common Orthopedic Injuries in Men

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Men's Health Week | 4 Most Common Orthopedic Injuries in Men
  • Hand, Arm & Wrist Fractures
    • These injuries often occur during impact sports also as the result of falls. The severity of the fractures may vary depending on your age.
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
    • Achilles tears are common due to quick leg movements in sports like basketball, football and tennis. This injury is 3x more likely in men than it is in women.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
    • Soft tissue injuries can happen due to physical exertion and heavy lifting, causing the soft tissue in the upper arm and chest area to break down.
  • Osteoporosis
    • This health condition commonly goes undiagnosed because of the silent nature of the signs or symptoms. However, losing bone mass can be detrimental to your bone health and leave you vulnerable to fractures.

Men, we encourage you to not only be aware of your risks but do what you can to prevent injuries. When participating in a demanding activity, whether at work or home, take precautions such as stretching, proper footwear and safety equipment. It’s also important to take rest days to avoid muscle fatigue and injuries from overuse. Lastly, learn more about the potential for and see what you can do to prevent osteoporosis.

If you do suffer from a break, fracture or tear, DO NOT WAIT on seeking care from a medical professional! A proper diagnosis and custom treatment plan can set you on the right path back to healing.

The team at Gulf Orthopaedics is here to provide you with specialized, quality orthopedic care to help you achieve your health goals. Call 251-435-BONE (2663) or visit gulfortho.com.