When Elbow Pain is a Sign of a Serious Injury

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Feb 12, 2020 5:22:00 PM

Although the elbow is small, it’s a complex joint with cartilage, ligaments, fluid, muscles, tendons, and bone. It helps you with many different movements in your arm and hand, including rotation, extension, and flexing, often combining these motions at one time. Because of this, it can sometimes be hard to pinpoint what type of elbow movement leads to pain and when this pain is a sign of a serious injury calling for a trip to the doctor. Let’s take a look at some signs and types of an elbow injury, so you know how you can manage elbow pain at home and when you need professional help.

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Happens When You Ignore a Torn Meniscus?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Feb 5, 2020 5:12:00 PM

One of the most common knee problems is a torn meniscus. Although this can be a painful, sidelining injury, many people put off a visit to the doctor. We’ll discuss what can happen when you ignore a torn meniscus.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Pain and No Gain: Overuse Sports Injuries in Young Adults

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jan 30, 2020 12:59:18 PM

In the locker rooms and on the field—that’s where you’ll find the sports medicine experts from the Chicago Center for Orthopedics (CCO) at Weiss. As the exclusive medical provider for the Chicago Sport & Social Club, and several professional, collegiate, and high school sports teams, our specialists have extensive experience working with young athletes—and they frequently encounter overuse injuries.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Kyphoplasty: A Minimally-invasive Treatment for Major Back Pain

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jan 22, 2020 1:09:00 PM

Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Compression Fracture

Nearly a quarter of all women, and more than 5 percent of all men over the age of 65, have osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis have a loss of bone mass, leading to weakened bones, putting them at increased risk for bone fractures. In fact, the largest cause of spinal compression fracture (or vertebral compression fracture) is osteoporosis. Because of weakened bones with this condition, a spinal compression fracture caused by osteoporosis can occur from even a minor trauma, such as after a fall or a simple daily activity that includes twisting or lifting.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Effective Treatment Options for Knee Joint Pain

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 27, 2019 9:17:12 PM

Chronic knee pain reduces mobility and can be debilitating if left untreated.

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Topics: Orthopedics

When Hip Pain Is a Cause for Concern

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 14, 2019 9:32:00 PM

The hip is one of the largest and most important joints in the human body. It helps support the body and allows us to walk, kick, swing, and dance. So when it begins to ache it can be frustrating. Pain can present as a dull ache, a burning sensation, or a sharp, intense pain.

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Topics: Orthopedics

What Procedures Do Orthopedic Surgeons Perform?

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Oct 7, 2019 9:04:00 PM

An orthopedic surgeon is a doctor who specializes in treating disorders of the bones and joints. The adult human body is composed of 206 bones, each with its own purpose and function. The bones in our legs allow us to stand, walk, kick, and jump. The bones in our fingers grasp, extend, and point. The bones throughout our bodies support us and allow us to move. However, injury or disease can cause damage to our bones, limiting mobility. Orthopedic surgeons operate on damaged and diseased bones, helping to repair damage and restore movement.

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Eight Ways Sports Medicine May Help Athletes Improve Performance

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 22, 2019 10:43:13 AM

Sports medicine deals with athletes: not only handling injuries sustained in athletic practices, training, and competition, but also helping athletes build strength in a way that helps them improve their overall performance and avoid injury. Sports medicine is more than just treating injuries after they occur. For many athletes, working with sports medicine professionals can help improve overall performance and help them reach their goals. Have you considered how sports medicine can help improve your performance?

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What Is Orthopedic Physical Therapy

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Aug 7, 2019 8:11:59 AM

Any injury or condition affecting the bones, muscles, or joints can cause debilitating ongoing pain and a significant decline in quality of life. Many times, injuries can take months or even years to heal completely when not properly treated. Similarly, health conditions that result in bone or muscle deterioration cause life-long symptoms that require ongoing management.

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Topics: Orthopedics

Recognize the Signs: It May Be Time to See an Orthopedic Doctor

Posted by Weiss Memorial Hospital on Jul 19, 2019 2:35:00 PM

Do you have ongoing pain in your muscles, tendons or joints? You are not alone. Over 28 million Americans of all ages develop some form of musculoskeletal problem every year. If you are like many people, you assume that a few days of rest and some pain relievers will solve the problem. But perhaps it is time to see an orthopedic doctor.

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Topics: Orthopedics

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