YOUR BEST FRIEND: Your Dog AND Your Orthopedist?

Did you know dogs are good for your overall health? Petting a dog for 15 minutes can lower your blood pressure and walking a dog is great for your heart and musculoskeletal system, helping to strengthen muscles and bones. In addition, a walk keeps your joints moving … “motion is lotion”.

The downside? Walking a dog incorrectly can put you at serious risk for a sprain or even a broken bone! We see our share of dog walking injuries here at 360 ORTHOPEDICS. The #1 injury from dog walking is hip damage; next is a hand/wrist or upper arm trauma. Worse, a broken hip can be a life altering experience so it’s important to know how to protect yourself from an unfortunate spill when walking Fido.

If you do have an injury and your swelling/pain doesn’t subside within a couple days call your doctor. For a serious injury like a break or bleeding, see a physician immediately.

At 360 ORTHOPEDICS we offer same/next day appointments at multiple locations when you need us. Check our website here or call us at 941-951-BONE.

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