• Learn More About Kinesio Tape!

    Physio tape treatment

    Your orthopaedic doctor has your best interests in mind when considering the treatment that is right for you. You can find out the facts about orthopaedic care for injuries and degenerative spinal conditions by clicking through these resources:

    Get the care you need to return to a pain-free life with the help of the orthopaedic doctors at MK Orthopaedic in Joliet. Call our office today at (815) 741-6900 to explore your treatment options, including physical therapy, spinal injections, and orthopaedic surgery . You can learn more about common injuries and their treatments when you read through the articles on our blog.

  • ACL Reconstruction with Dr. Pizinger

    Collegiate volleyball player discusses her torn ACL and her experience with Dr. Pizinger from MK Orthopaedics. 

    To schedule an appointment with Dr. Pizinger or one of our other surgeons please call us today at (815) 741-6900.

  • How to Avoid a Sports Injury

    Sports keep your body fit, but they can also cause injuries if proper care is not taken. Taking a few easy steps can reduce your chances of sports injuries to enjoy better health and fitness.

    This video discusses ways to avoid common injuries incurred during sports. Listen to your body and recognize when you need to slow down or stop to prevent overuse injuries. If you feel pain, stop exercising and give your body a chance to rest rather than working through it. Evaluating your sports equipment with a doctor can also lead to changes that reduce your risk of injury for safer play.

    Get the answers you need about sports injuries and more from MK Orthopaedics of Joliet. Our doctors are dedicated to promoting healthy bodies and injury-free enjoyment of the sports you love. Check out our website or call (815) 741-6900 to learn more about orthopaedic care .

  • Who Can Benefit from Kinesio Tape?

    Arm injury

    Kinesio tape is used to treat a variety of injuries including muscle strains and sprains, joint problems, and movement disorders. Taping provides external assistance to promote your body’s own healing processes and improves muscle, nerve, and organ function. Your orthopaedic doctor may suggest Kinesio tape as a non-invasive treatment option to reduce pain while facilitating healing and ease of movement.

    Those With Joint Problems

    Those with osteoarthritis or other problems of the joints can benefit from orthopaedic treatment with Kinesio tape. Taping provides support for problem areas while allowing for natural movement of the joint during healing.

    Those With Spinal Pain

    Kinesio taping can be used to improve back pain caused by a variety of factors. Those suffering from spondsylosis, sciatics, scoliosis, and certain spinal injuries can find relief through the use of Kinesio tape.

    Those With Headaches and TMJ

    Headaches and TMJ pain can be caused by unintentional muscle tension and are often due to stress. If you suffer from these conditions, your orthopaedic doctor may recommend Kinesio tape as a treatment option. Taping acts to relieve muscle tension, thereby eliminating the source of your pain.

    Those With Sprains and Strains

    Muscle sprains and strains are frequently treated by orthopaedic doctors with the use of Kinesio tape. Kinesio tape is often used to treat bursitis of the knee, elbow, shoulder, and hip.

    Taping allows tendons, ligaments, and muscles to heal naturally for faster pain relief and restoration of flexibility and strength.

    Those With Overuse Injuries

    Overuse injuries occur in both athletes and those whose work requires repetitive motions of any part of the body. Kinesio taping provides much-needed relief from these types of injuries, including carpal tunnel syndrome , gamekeepers thumb, and Achilles tendonitis.

    Would you like to learn more about Kinesio tape and whether it can benefit you? Contact MK Orthopaedics at (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic doctors for evaluation and treatment. Visit us on the web to learn more about surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic treatment options for the hips, knees, and back.

  • Learn How MK Orthopaedics Can Help You With Pain!

    Patient at the physiotherapy

    If you’ve experienced a painful muscle strain or sprain, you know how this injury can compromise your way of life. In order for you to effectively heal, you need to identify the source of your pain and learn about the treatment options available. You can begin your research by taking a look at these articles and scheduling an appointment with an experienced orthopaedic doctor.

    The orthopaedic doctors at MK Orthopaedics can help you find the most appropriate treatment option for your sports injury. Call (815) 741-6900 to schedule an appointment.

  • How to Return to Sports After Knee Replacement Surgery

    If you are experiencing sharp, painful sensations in your knee, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend knee replacement surgery. During this procedure, the damaged portion of the knee joint is removed and then replaced with an artificial joint material. Even though knee replacement surgery can dramatically improve the function of your knee, it will be some time before you can return to physically demanding activities such as sports.

    In this video, you will learn about two important exercises you can use to strengthen the muscles around your knee. With only a resistance band and an exercise ball, you will be able to perform these exercises in your home. As you strengthen the muscles in your shins and quads, you can help your body prepare to return to sports.

    MK Orthopaedics is a full-service rehabilitation center in Joliet, IL. Contact us at (815) 741-6900 to learn about your treatment options for knee problems and sports injuries.