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Cervical Disc Problems and What You Can Do About Them

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on December 3, 2019

Neck pain is unfortunately common, especially if you’re recovering from an injury or advancing in age. But pain stemming from cervical disc disease can be especially debilitating, especially when the resulting pain and loss of mobility starts to affect your quality of life. 

Fortunately, there are new treatments available that offer better recovery, comfort and lasting results to help you get back on track with life. Here, we cover the basics of degenerative disc disease, and why a Mobi-C cervical disc replacement may be an ideal treatment option.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Neck

Big Toe Cartilage Replacement as an Arthritis Treatment

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 19, 2019

Every step is agony when you have pain and swelling in the big toe. It’s very demoralizing to lose the ability to walk comfortably. Many people don’t realize how hard the big toe works, bearing the weight of our body when we stand and maintaining our balance, until it starts to ache and becomes difficult to move. It’s a joint that most people take for granted until it starts to cause problems.

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Topics: MOC, Arthritis

The Fusion Alternative: Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 5, 2019

Considering surgery to treat a problem cervical disc? Patients now have access to a new procedure to replace problem discs that offers faster recovery and greater mobility than traditional treatments.

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Topics: Surgery, Spine, Neck, Back

Ask Your Doctor About This New Treatment For Plantar Fasciitis & Tendon Pain

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on October 22, 2019

Maybe the pain is in your elbow or your knee or your ankle. No matter what you’ve tried it doesn’t go away. You’ve talked to your doctor and followed their recommended treatments, but every day the pain is still there. It’s hard to perform your daily activities. 

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Topics: MOC

Cartiva® SCI, the Newest Alternative in Treating Big Toe Arthritis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on October 9, 2019

Perhaps you thought you just strained or stubbed your toe and the pain and swelling would go away. But as it persists, you suspect it’s something more. A trip to the orthopedics office confirms your fears: you have arthritis in your toe joint.

Your doctor explains that the cartilage on the ends of your toe’s bones has worn down and is no longer letting them slide against each other comfortably. That pain and stiffness you’re experiencing is friction in the joint. No wonder it hurts! And worst of all, there’s no cure.

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Topics: MOC, Arthritis

Don’t Let Pain Ruin Your Volleyball Game

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on September 23, 2019

Whether playing competitively or just in the backyard, volleyball is a fun sport for players of all ages and skill levels. The only downside is that like other sports, volleyball does come with a risk of injury.

Given the nature of the game, the most common volleyball injuries likely aren’t hard to guess: shoulder overuse, finger fractures, and sprained ankles top the list.

While volleyball injuries are more common in competitive players, even a casual player can get hurt due to an accident, poor technique or lack of conditioning. Younger players are especially prone to injury.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Ankle Injuries, Finger, MOC, Back

Watch Out for Knee Injuries on the Soccer Field

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on September 3, 2019

Soccer can put a lot of strain on your knees. Anyone can get a knee injury—that’s whether you’re picking the game up for the first time, or you're a long-time and experienced player.

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Topics: Knee, Urgent Care

What You Need to Know About Stress Fracture Symptoms and Causes

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on August 20, 2019

What is a stress fracture?

Stress fractures are very small cracks in a bone. They’re usually caused by an increase in physical activity that puts stress on your bones, like a new workout routine or training for a marathon. The increased stress on your bones can cause them to crack under the pressure.

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Running Hurts My Knees. What Can I Do About It?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on August 5, 2019

It’s not a myth: Running is tough on your knees. Whether you’re a newbie starting a couch-to-5K program or you’re a veteran ultra-marathoner, it’s likely that at some point in your running journey you’ve experienced knee pain that has brought you to a halt.

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Topics: Knee, Sports, Urgent Care

What Are Common Types of Soccer Injuries?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on July 16, 2019

Soccer fever is in high gear this summer. A new generation of U.S. women’s soccer players triumphed at the FIFA World Cup in July, commanding the attention of young athletes everywhere and inspiring them with their grit, fearlessness, and star power.

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Topics: Sports, Ankle Injuries, Urgent Care