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    How Physical Therapy Can Help You

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Physical therapy aims to relieve pain, restore mobility, and rebuild strength. If you have suffered from an accident, injury, or medical condition that affects your comfort and mobility, physical therapy can help you. Physical therapy treatments can also address aches and pains or aid with post-operative healing. Treatment techniques include manual therapy, such as massage, manipulation, and mobilization, as well as therapeutic exercises to rebuild your body’s range of motion. Check out this video to learn more about physical therapy and its benefits.

    At Suburban Orthopaedics, our staff of licensed physical therapists and physical therapists’ assistants will work with you and your physician to achieve your wellness goals. If you’d like to learn more about physical therapy and orthopaedic care in Bartlett, call us today at (888) 876-0117. You can also learn more about the benefits of working with Suburban Orthopaedics when you visit us on the web.

    Understanding the Different Types of Orthopaedic Imaging Techniques

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Imaging the body provides your orthopaedic surgeon with the information he needs to make a diagnosis and develop the most effective treatment plan for your needs. There are many different types of imaging tools and techniques at your physician’s disposal. Keep reading to take a look at some of the most common orthopaedic imaging techniques in use at Suburban Orthopaedics.


    When your orthopaedic surgeon takes an X-ray, he uses energetic particles of light to image bones and other dense tissues in your body. During an X-ray, you will lie still while the camera is pointed at the portion of your body to be imaged. Undeveloped film or a digital sensor will be placed on the other side of your body. X-rays can be used to diagnose bone fractures, tumors, and other conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.


    An MRI uses powerful magnets to provide your orthopaedic surgeon with detailed information about your tissues. MRIs are typically used to image injuries to ligaments, muscles, and spinal discs. During an MRI, you will lie on a movable bed that slides into a MRI machine, which looks like a large donut. MRIs are completely painless, but if you are claustrophobic, you may wish to take a mild sedative before imaging for greater comfort.

    CT Scans

    A CT scan uses X-rays to produce cross-sectional images of your body. Your orthopaedic surgeon can analyze these “slices” to obtain information about injuries and other conditions. CT scans may be used to diagnose or monitor issues with the joints, brain, spinal cord, chest, abdomen, or pelvis. You may receive an injection of radioactive contrast dye before the procedure to highlight the area of the body your physician wishes to image.

    Suburban Orthopaedics offers in-office digital X-ray and MRI imaging for your convenience. If you’d like to learn more about orthopaedic imaging and treatment options in Bartlett, please call (888) 876-0117 to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic surgeons. We also invite you to click through our website to read more about orthopaedic technology and treatments.

    What to Expect from Your Treatment at Suburban Orthopaedics

    Last updated 2 months ago

    At Suburban Orthopaedics, our goal is to create satisfied and healthy patients in our local community. When you visit us for treatment, you can expect professional care in a friendly and supportive setting.

    This video features one of Suburban Orthopaedics’ patients speaking about his experiences with Dr. Freedberg for the past 25 years. You will hear more about his experiences with us, including a recent successful total knee replacement to improve his overall quality of life.

    If you have any sort of orthopaedic issue or injury that is causing you pain and affecting your ability to enjoy everyday life, Suburban Orthopaedics is here to help. Our team of orthopaedic specialists, physical therapists, and support staff will work with you to develop the treatment plan that is best for you. Contact us today by calling (888) 876-0117 or visit us on the web for more information about us.

    Essential Healthy Running Tips

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Running is a popular sport enjoyed by professional athletes and weekend warriors alike. However, running can also put the body at risk for certain types of injuries. Your orthopaedic surgeon can offer the advice and treatment you need to prevent or manage injuries to keep you on your feet for years of healthy running.

    Stretch Properly

    Stretching can be beneficial for runners, but only when performed properly. Avoid static stretching before you begin, which can increase your chances for pain or injury. Stretch either partway through your run or after you are through running to achieve the best results. Also keep in mind that as you age, you may need to stretch more often throughout your run or perform many different kinds of stretches. Listening to your body and working with your orthopaedic doctor can help you develop a stretching program with the most benefits for you.

    Wear Good Shoes All the Time

    Properly-fitted running shoes keep your feet healthy and your body balanced while running. However, wearing poorly-fitted shoes or high heels can strain the muscles of your feet and legs or even change your anatomy, which can affect your stability while running. Studies have shown that wearing high heels can make women more prone to running injuries, regardless of the type of running shoe they wear.

    Keep Your Body Relaxed

    As you run, take a moment every so often to concentrate on what your muscles are doing. Relax your jaw, pull your shoulders back, and shake out your hands to prevent cramps. The more relaxed your body is, the better it can adapt to changes in terrain and the less likely you are to suffer from pain after your workout.

    Using these tips will keep your body fit and healthy for life. You can discuss your health needs with your Bartlett orthopaedic surgeon by calling Suburban Orthopaedics at (888) 876-0117. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for sports injuries, work injuries, chronic pain, and more. Take a look through our website for more information about physical therapy, orthopaedic surgery, and sports medicine.

    A Look at Some Common Shoulder Injuries

    Last updated 2 months ago

    The shoulder joint is the most flexible joint in your body; unfortunately, this joint can also be easily injured. Each year, orthopaedic doctors treat over seven million shoulder injuries. The most common type of shoulder injury is a damaged rotator cuff: a group of muscles and tendons that stabilize and connect the bones of the shoulder joint. When these muscles or ligaments are sprained or strained, they cause pain and problems rotating or lifting the arm. Shoulder instabilities occur when the joint moves out of its proper position. In some cases, instabilities can cause dislocation of the joint as well. Shoulder impingement occurs when the muscles of the shoulder rub against the shoulder blade, causing inflammation. These injuries occur most often during activities that require lifting the arm over the head.

    Shoulder injuries should be treated by an experienced orthopaedic specialist to determine the most effective method of eliminating pain and restoring flexibility. At Suburban Orthopaedics, we offer on-site diagnostic imaging, physical therapy, and other treatment programs for sports injuries, arthritis, workplace-related injuries, and more. Visit our website or call us at (888) 876-0117 to find out more about our comprehensive orthopaedic services.

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