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How to Treat Top Sports Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on November 5, 2018

Playing a sport can be so fulfilling — physically and mentally — but they also come with a risk of injury. Even if you take care to prevent injuries on the court, field, track or otherwise, unexpected events can occur.

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Topics: Sports, Ankle Injuries

How to Treat Overuse Injuries from Sports

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on October 15, 2018

Overuse injuries might sound like something only professional athletes get, but they can affect anyone who plays sports, including youth.

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Topics: Sports, Urgent Care

Protect Growing Brains — Take Youth Concussions Seriously

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on October 1, 2018

Concussions are a serious injury, especially when they affect someone with a developing brain. That's why those who experience youth concussions should be cared for properly and given time to heal. If you suspect your child has a concussion or another sports injury, an orthopedic specialist can help with diagnosing their condition.

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Topics: Sports

Back Pain Treatments that Work

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on September 17, 2018

Back pain is a common problem that affects many people — an estimated 80 percent of adults in America will experience back pain at some point, according to the National Institutes of HealthIt can get in the way of things that matter to you, like your job, time with family, sports or hobbies.

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Topics: Back, Spine

What to Do If You Have Back Pain

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on September 3, 2018

Back pain is a common problem that can range from annoying to debilitating for the people who deal with it. At some point, 80 percent of adults will experience back pain, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It affects men and women equally, the NIH reports. It can lead to loss of work and even disability.

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Topics: Back

How to Combat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at Work

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on August 20, 2018

If you have a job that involves repetitive movements of your hand and wrist, you might be concerned about having developed carpal tunnel syndrome at work. Maybe you've even experienced some telltale signs, such as pain, numbness and tingling. Any kind of joint pain can become debilitating or disruptive to daily life.

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Topics: Joint Pain

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Causes and Treatment

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on August 6, 2018

Pain, numbness or tingling in the hand or wrist joint can compromise the quality of daily life, especially if they are persistent. These symptoms can be caused by carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome affects between 4 and 10 million Americans and ranks as one of the most common disorders of the nerves, according to the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

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Topics: Joint Pain

Natural Arthritis Pain Relief: Does It Exist?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on July 16, 2018

If the pain and stiffness of arthritis are affecting your daily life, you might be wondering about the range of treatments available, including natural remedies. In many cases, it may be possible to treat arthritis pain naturally.

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Topics: Arthritis

What to Do for Arthritis Knee Pain

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on July 2, 2018

Arthritis pain can range from annoying and unpleasant to completely debilitating and life disrupting. When arthritis affects your knee joint, it can seriously impact your everyday life. Simple tasks like rising up from a chair or walking can become painful, not to mention activities like running or riding a bike. Fortunately, there are steps you can take under the guidance of an orthopedic specialist to help alleviate arthritis pain in your knee.

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Topics: Joint Pain

The Truth About Arthritis Pain Medication

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on June 18, 2018

If arthritis is compromising your quality of life, it's helpful to understand arthritis pain medication. This blog describes some of the different arthritis pain medications that are available by prescription or over the counter.

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Topics: Joint Pain, Arthritis