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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.

Everyone stubs their big toe occasionally, causing temporary pain and swelling, but when the symptoms do not go away, it is time for an appointment with the orthopedist to see what’s wrong.  

Big toe arthritis is one possible diagnosis. The pressure of holding your weight can wear down the big toe joint’s cartilage, leading to painful arthritis and the inability to move the toe. It’s a type of osteoarthritis, so the symptoms worsen over time as the cartilage further degrades.  

Big toe arthritis is a relatively common affliction, affecting one in 40 people older than 50. However, for many years, there haven’t been many options to treat it except fusion surgery (which fuses the bones together and eliminates movement in the big toe), pain medication and physical therapy.  

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Topics: MOC, Arthritis

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. 

Your doctor says you have tendinosis, a deterioration of the collagen in your tendon. While many people recover with plenty of rest, light exercise, and collagen-boosting vitamins, your case just hasn’t resolved. You’re wondering if there isn’t one last treatment to try when you hear about Tenex Health TX. 

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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.

Arthritis in your big toe doesn’t sound like a big deal, but you soon realize how debilitating it can be. The pain and stiffness in your toe can make it difficult to walk comfortably, which prevents you from enjoying your daily activities. 

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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

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

At Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants, Experience Matters Most [VIDEO]

Posted by Todd Mensik on September 25, 2017

A new Midwest Orthopaedic Consultants commercial began airing this summer on all major TV stations, and we hope you've gotten a chance to see it.

The ad has given us a chance to highlight our experienced team and comprehensive orthopedic services, as well as share our message of well-being with TV audiences.

If you haven't seen the commercial yet, you can view it below, along with a summary.  

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Topics: MOC