General Aches & Injuries

Winter is Here

Winter is a great time to relax, prop your feet up, and binge your favorite shows. The days are shorter, temperatures are lower, and more people focus on indoor activities. Injuries still occur during the winter due to weather changes, such as sleet and snow, and an increase in winter-related activities. 

If you are suffering from an injury related to winter activities, slipping on ice, or just general aches and pains that come with the cold, TOA is here to help remedy you and get you back to doing the things you love.


At TOA, we provide excellent Orthopedic care all year round. Many people live with aches and implications associated with minor injuries because they do not think the pain warrants a visit to the doctor. Coming into one of our Orthopedic care centers is another option other than going to a hospital. Quality of life can diminish in a pernicious way due to injuries occurring, subtly or otherwise. Many patients are surprised at the restored quality of life post orthopedic care because they have been living with their aches and pains for so long, they forget what life was like before the injury.

Common Winter Injuries

At TOA, we treat patients with common winter-related injuries, both mild and severe. If any of the below are something you are experiencing, contact us today and learn what we can do to help get you back on track.

  • General aches & pains
  • Muscle Sprains and strains
  • Pain from slipping on ice
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Dislocated Shoulder
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Injuries sustained from an auto accident

General Aches & Injuries

Sometimes, we incur injuries without even realizing it right away and have no idea what prompted the feeling of unwellness we experience. Joint pain, ACL tears, meniscus tears, wrist, and hand aches are common injuries, especially in the winter months. Some of these aches and pains are latent and only become severe or noticeable due to the cold weather and stiffness of joints and muscles that come with it.

Hand / Wrist Aches

Cold weather causes stiffening of the joints that can lead to discomfort and even reduce range of motion in the hands and wrist. People suffering from arthritis commonly notice their condition becomes even more severe during the winter.

Torn ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilizing ligaments located in the knee and injury to it can cause you to have an unstable knee. ACL injuries commonly occur during winter sports that involve sudden stops, twisting, & changes in direction, but many people not engaging in sports can also suffer from a torn ACL due to slipping on ice or becoming unstable on slippery surfaces.

Torn Meniscus

The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage located within your knee. A torn meniscus is one of the most common knee injuries. Actions that forcefully rotate or twist your knee, especially when applying the pressure of your full weight on it, can result in a torn meniscus.

Joint Pain

Joint pain can be the result of an injury sustained during a winter activity, from slipping on ice, or can accumulate over time from pressure being applied to the joint consistently. Like most aches and pains, joint pain can become very noticeable during the colder months and can have a major impact on your quality of life.

Urgent Care Locations

Newark (1096)

Newark (1082)

Newark Metro

North Wilmington

3401 Brandywine Parkway
Suite 100 & 101
Wilmington, DE 19803