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Trampoline Injuries and Prevention

We see many trampoline injuries at our orthopedic urgent care centers. With the warmer weather finally here, we expect to see more in the coming months. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were nearly 295,000 medically treated trampoline injuries in 2015—this includes more than 102,000 visits to the emergency room.

Most trampoline […]

April 23rd, 2018|Patient Education|

Heel pain no matter how much you stretch

Plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis are two common, chronic pain conditions of the foot.This pain can be debilitating, as it inhibits the ability to stand, walk, and move. Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain and it usually presents itself in people 40 years of age or older, overweight, sedentary or […]

February 28th, 2018|Patient Education|

Go Ortho opens urgent care facility in Westlake

Orthopedic Urgent Care Provides Same Day Diagnosis and Treatment by Specialists

Patients on the west side can now avoid costly and time-consuming ER visits by going to GO Ortho first when they have an ache, break, sprain or other orthopedic injury. GO Ortho recently opened a location in Westlake within the Premier Medical Campus, 25200 […]

February 21st, 2018|GO Ortho in the News, News Releases|

Avoiding Slips and Falls

Winter in Ohio can be unpredictable. Snow, sleet and icy roads and walkways can make getting around not only inconvenient, but dangerous. Use these simple precautions to decrease your risk of falling:

Take it slow. Allow extra time to get places in the winter. If you don’t feel safe, ask for help.
When conditions […]

January 10th, 2018|Patient Education|

Signs of an Ankle Sprain and Treatment Options

A typical ankle sprain has tenderness over the injured area, swelling and bruising. After the injury, most patients can walk on the affected foot. However, if a person cannot put any weight on their foot because of severe pain, they may not have an ankle sprain but a fracture to one of the bones […]

November 13th, 2017|Patient Education|

GO Ortho opens Beachwood orthopedics urgent care facility

Many people in immediate need of treatment for an ache, sprain or other orthopedic discomfort have experienced a frustrating process.

“You might go to an emergency room and end up with a $3,000 bill and a card saying that an (orthopedic specialist) will see you in three weeks,” said Dr. Scott Zimmer of GO Ortho […]

October 31st, 2017|GO Ortho in the News|

Single Sport Teen Athletes and Overuse Injuries

Many parents of Go Ortho patients have asked if single sport athletes are more susceptible to an overuse injury. While practice makes perfect, practicing too hard or training incorrectly can lead to overuse injuries. Caused by a repetitive stress to a muscle, bone or tendon, overuse injuries can be subtle and develop over time. Athletes […]

October 11th, 2017|Patient Education|

Signs of a concussion in athletes

The definition of a concussion is a brain injury that is caused by either a direct blow to the head, face, neck or elsewhere on the body with a force that is transmitted to the head.  A person can display rapid impairment that resolves spontaneously, demonstrate functional rather than structural disturbance, and has a […]

February 28th, 2017|Patient Education|

Urgent Care Wallet Scare?

When Zachary Fitzgerald injured his wrist in gym class, his family went through the typical next steps of taking the active middle-schooler to the closest emergency room, who provided a referral to a specialist. The Fitzgeralds eventually went to GO Ortho, located in the Hillcrest Hospital Medical Building in Mayfield Heights. They learned Zachary’s wrist […]

November 3rd, 2016|GO Ortho in the News|