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What are Common Types of Orthopedic Imaging Tests?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on July 1, 2019

If your aches and pains have landed you at an orthopedist’s office, you may be wondering what tests your doctor will use to diagnose your problem. Aside from taking a medical history and asking about your symptoms, there are several imaging tests that can help your doctor get a literal better picture of your body.

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Topics: Services

Guidelines to Avoiding Pitcher's Arm in Youth Athletes

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on June 18, 2019

Playing sports in middle school or high school can have so many positive benefits. There’s the physical benefits of being an athlete, but then there are all of the character-building values that come with being on a team: boosting self-esteem, learning how to be a team player, handling losses while being a good sport, the value of hard work and discipline, and more.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

How to Spot Signs and Symptoms of Pitching Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on June 3, 2019

Of all the players on a baseball field, pitchers tend to be more susceptible to upper body injuries. The immense pressure of the repetitive throwing motion can wreak havoc on their elbows and shoulders. And as competition increases it’s no surprise that pitching injuries are on the rise—as pitchers are throwing harder, faster, and younger than ever before.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

How to Prevent and Treat Pitching Injuries

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on May 28, 2019

At the bottom of the ninth, with two outs and a full count, all eyes are on the pitcher. Will they make a winning pitch? If they’ve been overusing their pitching arm, not getting enough rest, or using a radar gun, they may not be able to perform at the top of their game. Pitching injuries are on the rise in young athletes, and the best treatment for shoulder and elbow injuries is prevention.

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Topics: Shoulder, Sports, Elbow

Factors That Contribute to Throwing Injuries in Youth Athletes

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on May 21, 2019

Odds are if you’re a baseball fan, you likely have a favorite pitcher. Watching a pitcher wind up, check the bases, and hurtle a ball toward home plate can be captivating. And if you’re the one pitching, it can feel even more exhilarating.

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Topics: Sports, Urgent Care

Tips for Choosing an Orthopedic Clinic

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on April 16, 2019

Orthopedic pain can get in the way of living your fullest life—from playing outside with the kids, to walking the dog, to getting to and from work. In the road to recovery, it’s important to find an orthopedic leader that makes you feel completely comfortable and cared for.

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Topics: Arthritis, Services

Are Ultrasound-Guided Injections for Arthritis More Effective?

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on April 4, 2019

Arthritis pain can be downright debilitating. In the search for treatment options, you may have heard about ultrasound-guided injections and wondered what makes them different. Does ultrasound guidance matter? Does it make the injection more effective? What are the benefits?

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Topics: Arthritis, Services

Tips for Choosing an Orthopedic Specialist

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Clinic on March 27, 2019

When choosing an orthopedic specialist, it can be challenging to know where to start. You want to find the best provider possible, and you need to be able to trust that the specialists you’re seeing have the proper training and expertise. After all, when it comes to your health, it’s always a good idea to go with the best. 

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Topics: Insider, MOC

Complete Orthopedic Care for Arthritis

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on March 8, 2019

One-stop shop for arthritis treatment

If arthritis pain is getting in the way of your everyday life, it can be a relief to know that treatment is available. An orthopedic specialist can help you evaluate the cause of your arthritis, discuss your treatment options, and provide you with complete orthopedic care under one roof.

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Topics: Joint Pain, MOC, Arthritis

Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery: Dr. Garras [VIDEO]

Posted by Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants on February 13, 2019

Bunion Basics

The word “bunion” actually comes from the Latin term for turnip. Bunions got their name because when they become really inflamed and red, they look like a turnip. Click on the video below to hear Dr. Garras explain what bunions are and how they can be treated with minimally invasive bunion surgery.

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Topics: foot