• Get PURE Relief from the Pain of Ankle Osteoarthritis

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    Let us help you get some relief with your foot and ankle arthritis pain. MK Orthopaedics specialized in treating foot and ankle conditions that cause pain and affect your everyday life.

  • The Connection Between Your Feet and Chronic Pain

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    For a large portion of each day, your feet support the entirety of your body, balance your weight, and help you maintain proper posture. Foot pain or an alteration in the foot’s ability to support you can translate to other types of chronic pain throughout the body. If you have a foot injury that leads to chronic pain, it is recommended that you seek the advice of an orthopaedic doctor at MK Orthopaedics.

    Foot Pain

    Chronic pain in the foot typically comes from injuries related to physical activity or sports, the development of bunions or spurs, or rheumatoid arthritis in the joints of the foot. Injuries from physical activities have a tendency to become chronic; often, these injuries result from repetitive motion, so it is likely that the patient will continue to perform the same activities, exacerbating the condition. Bunions are a common malady that is often the result of ill-fitting shoes or abnormal pressures on the foot. Arthritis is caused by an inflammation in the joints that becomes more problematic with age.

    Most, if not all, of these problems can be prevented or lessened by seeking advice from an orthopaedic specialist, changing daily habits, or receiving physical therapy.

    Chronic Pain

    Pain in the feet that is left untreated often leads to chronic pain in other parts of the body. When your feet hurt, they tend to underperform when supporting the rest of the body. Chronic hip and back pain is sometimes traced to poor support. Seeing an orthopaedic doctor early, when the pain first becomes noticeable, is the best way to prevent the spread of uncomfortable symptoms.

    MK Orthopaedics’ doctors are here to provide you with the advice and treatment you need to keep performing at your peak. To schedule an appointment for consultation, call (815) 741-6900 today.

  • Let Us Help!!

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    Is your arthritic pain affecting your ability to live a full and healthy life? Call us today!! Our clinic specializes in trating foot and ankle conditions that cause you pain and affect your daily life!

  • Exploring Potential Solutions to Shoulder Instability

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    The shoulder is the most mobile joint in your entire body, allowing for a wide range of movement and rotation. This mobility also makes it the least stable and most prone to problems like dislocation. Most painful shoulder conditions can be solved with the help of our  orthopaedic surgeons  in Joliet  at MK Orthopaedics. 

    The treatment of shoulder instability is heavily dependent on the underlying cause, the location of the associated pain, and the severity of the pain. Your medical history and lifestyle are two other factors that may influence the treatment options available. Here are some of the possible solutions you may discuss with your orthopaedic doctor:

    • Medication
      Certain types of medication, often of the anti-inflammatory variety, may be the solution. Inflammation of the joint may turn a more minor injury to the shoulder into a long-lasting chronic condition. It is likely that your orthopaedic doctor will require you to make some changes to your activity regimen or lifestyle so as not to aggravate your condition.
    • Physical Therapy
      Your condition may warrant physical therapy as a treatment option. Physical therapy works to strengthen the surrounding muscles and bolster support. Physical therapy may be recommended in conjunction with medication depending on the severity of pain. Your orthopaedic doctor will design an individualized therapy plan that helps to alleviate your specific symptoms.  
    • Shoulder Surgery
      Different types of surgeries address various causes of shoulder instability. Some cases only require minimally invasive techniques that do not necessitate heavy anesthesia. Sometimes, open surgery with full anesthesia is the only available option. Discuss your possible surgical options with your orthopaedic doctor after exhausting other avenues of treatment.

    The doctors at MK Orthopaedics are experienced in orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation. Make an appointment by calling (815) 741-6900 to discuss your condition with our doctors and find a treatment that eliminates your pain symptoms.

  • Learn More About Orthopaedic Conditions!

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    The following articles and websites provide helpful information about orthopaedic conditions and surgeries. For personalized advice, contact MK Orthopaedics at (815) 741-6900.

  • Carpel Tunnel Forearm Stretches

    Everyone spends many hours tapping out messages on smartphones and typing on keyboards, it’s no wonder why instances of carpal tunnel have increased. Before your carpal tunnel progresses far enough to require orthopaedic surgery, try some simple exercises to prevent and relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    In this video, you’ll learn a basic forearm stretching exercise to ease carpal tunnel pain. This exercise stretches your forearm flexors, which are responsible for the up and down movement of your forearm. An orthopedic surgeon can give you more exercise recommendations and further information about carpal tunnel treatment.

    At MK Orthopaedics, we provide quality orthopaedic care for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, as well as surgeries for sports injuries, hip replacements, and other conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Call our offices at (815) 741-6900 to set up an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons in Joliet .