MK Orthopaedics
MK Orthopaedics can help you get active again. Our physicians specialize in treating hip, shoulder, spine, foot & ankle injuries or conditions. Call 815 207 8280 today!
815.741.6900 Joliet | Bolingbrook | Channahon | Plainfield

Why Physical Therapy is Important

Physical therapy patients around the world are thankful for the patient-tailored, doctor-prescribed physical rehabilitation exercises that have helped them regain the strength and mobility necessary to once again live their lives to the fullest. In addition to providing patients with relief from the pain associated with orthopaedic injuries, physical therapy can provide a clinically-supported outlet to:

  • Naturally Rehabilitate Muscle Function

Unlike some forms of medical treatment which focus on covering up pain and waiting for muscles and joints to recover on their own, physical therapy is a natural and proactive way to help your muscles function the way they did prior to injury. By following the physical therapy treatment program prescribed by your orthopaedic doctor, you can facilitate your muscles’ return to full functionality as swiftly as possible.

  • Improve Physical Stability

In the past few years, orthopaedic doctors have placed a higher emphasis on core strengthening in physical therapy treatment programs. This is important because having a strong and stable core can help prevent or mitigate the severity of acute injuries sustained in accidents or while playing sports.

  • Stretch Muscles and Joints

The field of orthopaedics is heavily centered on the stretching and strengthening of muscles and joints. Most physical therapy routines developed by orthopaedic doctors involve a great deal of stretching. Not only will this benefit your muscles and joints for the duration of your physical therapy treatment program, but it will teach you valuable skills about stretching that you can use in the future to maintain a good range of motion.

If you have been injured and are in need of orthopaedic care in Joliet or another of Chicago’s southwestern neighbors, then consult the experienced orthopaedic surgeons at MK Orthopaedics. We perform a wide range of orthopaedic surgeries, including hip and knee replacements, and our doctors work closely with patients to develop highly personalized physical therapy treatment programs. Call (815) 741-6900 to book an appointment today!


What Can Increase Your Risk Of A Hip Fracture?

A hip fracture is most common in older people who experience a fall however there are factors that can increase your risks. Below is a list explaining what can raise the risks of a hip injury.

  • Being female.
  • Your family history from height and weight to previous experiences with hip issues and breaks.
  • Bad eating habits. If you do not receive calcium your bones can become weak and fragile. 
  • Not being active- Exercise can help keep your bones strong. 
  • Smoking

Click here to visit our patient library to learn more about hips and the rest of your body!

At MK Orthopaedics, our staff is dedicated to providing our patients with an excellent experience.  Visit one of our two convenient locations in Illinois to meet with an orthopedic surgeon about your hip troubles and find out if you're eligible for a hip replacement.  To learn more about MK Orthopaedics, visit our website or call (815) 741-6900 today to schedule an appointment.


What Do You Know About Rotator Cuff Surgery?

Athletes, especially pitchers receive rotator cuff surgery frequently, but what do you know  about the surgery?

The rotator cuff is actually a series of tendons and muscles that stabilize the shoulder joint and allow you to rotate and move your arm!

What does surgery usually involve?

  • Removing loose fragments of tendon, bursa, and other debris from the space in the shoulder where the rotator cuff moves
  • Making more room for the rotator cuff tendon so it is not pinched or irritated. If necessary, this includes shaving bone or removing bone spurs from the point of the shoulder blade
  • Sewing the torn edges of the supraspinatus tendon together and to the top of the upper arm bone

At MK Orthopaedics, our staff is dedicated to quality care and an outstanding patient experience. Our surgeries are designed to get you back to doing the things you love—pain free. To learn more about MK Orthopaedics, visit the website or call (815) 741-6900 today to schedule an appointment.


Knee Replacement Surgery

What do you know about knee replacement surgery? Here is a picture with x-rays explaining how knee replacement surgery works. Look over the pictures and feel free to call us with any questions you might have. 

knee replacement surgery

Our goal at MK Orthopaedics it is to provide you with the  best possible medical care and the most outstanding patient experience. To learn more about MK Orthopaedics make sure to visit us online or call us today to schedule an appointment to meet our staff.


What Does Your Hip Look Like?

Have you ever wondered what your hip looks like? Here is an informational picture explaining the anatomy of your hip. If you have any questions make sure to call us!

Hip Anatomy

Do you have a pain you just can’t shake? Orthopaedic surgeons with MK Orthopaedics provide the services and procedures for your needs. For patient information, programs, locations, or to schedule a consultation, visit our website today!


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Common Types of Injuries Experienced by Student Athletes

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Symptoms of a Rotator Cuff Injury

A rotator cuff injury refers to damage of the tendons that facilitate movement of the shoulder ...