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Professional athletes are not the only people suffering with orthopedic and sports injuries. Everyday types of injuries, caused by everything from carrying groceries to unloading the dishwasher, happen all the time and can also lead to long-term problems if not treated properly.

Back problems, joint pain and disorders and osteoarthritis are among the top reasons for seeing an orthopedic specialist.

"Musculoskeletal issues result in millions of orthopedic visits worldwide every year," said Karthik Jonna, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon specializing in knee and hip surgery at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital.

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  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School