Together, you and your doctor can work to prevent injury and effect a speedy recovery with personalized treatment. Learn more about preventing and treating orthopaedic injuries by clicking through these resources:
Warming up your arms with some easy stretches before activity can help to minimize your risk of injury. Visit Livestrong.com for some arm and shoulder stretches you can do before sports or activities.
Learn more about overuse injuries and how they are diagnosed and treated by reading through this information provided by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
Arm injuries are common and may be caused by trauma, accident, or overuse. Find a full overview of arm injuries, including overuse injuries from sports or work-related activities, on WebMD.com.
MK Orthopaedics of Joliet and Bolingbrook provides treatments and surgical options for those suffering from sports injuries, accidents, arthritis, and more. Our orthopaedic surgeons are here to answer your questions and provide you with the most effective treatment options to end pain and restore quality of life. For more information, call us at (815) 741-6900 or browse through the orthopaedic information on our website.
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When the knee joint is damaged by arthritis or injury, movement can become painful or impossible. Your doctor may recommend total knee replacement surgery to restore joint function.
In this video, you will learn the anatomy of the knee and see what happens during a total knee replacement surgery. You will also find out how you will be prepared for surgery and how the operation is performed to replace damaged areas of the knee with artificial components. To learn about aftercare procedures and what to expect during your hospital stay following knee replacement surgery, watch this video.
MK Orthopaedics provides surgery and rehabilitation services for those suffering from arthritis, injury, or accident. Call us today at (815) 741-6900 to schedule your consultation with one of our orthopaedic surgeons. Visit our website to learn more about receiving orthopaedic care in Joliet or Bolingbrook, IL.
Your Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel and facilitates motions such as pointing your toes and walking. When overstretched, this tissue can be partially or completely torn. Your orthopaedic doctor may suggest surgical or non-surgical treatments, depending on your individual case.
What Causes an Achilles Tendon Rupture
Injuries to the Achilles tendon may be incurred during sports or exercise, especially when the intensity of activity is suddenly increased. Traumatic accidents such as stepping into a hole, catching the foot on an object, or even falling can also result in an Achilles tendon rupture.
How an Achilles Tendon Rupture Feels
Most people describe an Achilles tendon rupture as a pop or snap felt below the calf. This is often followed by pain and swelling near the heel of the foot. You may be unable to bend your foot properly or stand on your toes. Normal walking may become difficult, painful, or even impossible depending on the extent of your injury.
What Your Orthopaedic Surgeon Will Do to Treat an Achilles Tendon Rupture
Injuries to the Achilles tendon can be treated via surgical or non-surgical means. Elevation of the heel in a cast or walking boot may facilitate healing of the tendon. Non-surgical recovery may take longer and carries with it a slightly higher risk of re-injury to the tendon. Surgical treatment for an Achilles tendon rupture will repair the tendon by stitching the torn ends back together. Your orthopaedic surgeon may strengthen the tendon by grafting other tendons onto it as well. Regardless of your treatment choice, physical therapy and rehabilitation will be needed to strengthen your leg muscles and the healing Achilles tendon. Normal activity can usually be resumed in four to six months.
If you have suffered an Achilles tendon injury, call MK Orthopaedics today at (815) 741-6900 to discuss your treatment options. Whether you choose surgical or non-surgical care, we will help you through your treatment and rehabilitation. Visit our website for more information on your orthopaedic care options in Joliet and Bolingbrook.
Overuse injuries often occur in athletes but can also be incurred during work or even leisure activities. These injuries form as a result of repeated use of the arm, with symptoms ranging from mild discomfort to impaired motion. Talk to your orthopaedic doctor about avoiding overuse injuries, especially if you perform repetitive tasks or participate in sports.
Build Up Strength
Strengthening the muscles of your arms gives your tendons and joints added stability. A strong core can help to stabilize motion in the arms as well, so aim to attain total-body fitness rather than focusing only on specific areas of your body. Your doctor or physical therapist can help you develop an effective exercise plan to minimize the risk of injury.
Warming up before participating in any activity minimizes your risk of injury. Ask your doctor about stretches you can perform to prepare your body and protect your arms. Give yourself enough time before performing any activity to comfortably and completely warm up to prevent injury.
Use Protective Gear
Your doctor can recommend the right kind of protective gear for safety during any activity. Keep your protective gear in good condition and replace it as necessary to ensure it performs as intended. Check to ensure that all equipment fits properly and that you know how to wear it correctly.
Get Enough Rest
Rest is not only important to preventing overuse injuries in your arm, but also to protecting your entire body. Getting enough rest allows your body time to recuperate from physical activity. You will feel more alert and aware during the day, increasing your ability to concentrate and perform activities with safe and proper form to avoid injury.
Learn more about the prevention and treatment of overuse injuries with the help of MK Orthopaedics in Joliet and Bolingbrook. We provide surgical and non-surgical treatments for sports injuries, accidents, and more. Click on our website to learn more about sports and work safety, or call (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment today.