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    Diagnosing and Treating Flat Feet

    Last updated 2 months ago

    One of the most common and most treatable orthopaedic conditions is flat feet. Flat feet are characterized by the absence of an arch in the foot. While this condition is typically painless for children, it can cause some difficulties if experienced later in life. Here is some insight into how an orthopaedic specialist diagnoses and treats flat feet:

    Signs and Symptoms

    The most obvious sign of flat feet is an arch that makes contact with the ground when standing. Even if your foot's instep is flat, you may not exhibit any major symptoms since the condition is relatively pain-free. In some cases, however, lower leg pain, ankle pain, and tired feet after exercise accompany flat feet.

    Meeting with Your Doctor

    Upon meeting with a general orthopaedic doctor/surgeon about your flat feet, he or she will ask you to perform various poses to see if a foot arch exists. Your doctor may request scans of the foot to take a closer look at certain bones and tendons.

    Treatment for Pain-Free Cases

    The type of treatment you receive for your flat feet will depend on the severity of your case. If you do not regularly experience pain as a result of your flat feet, then it is likely that instead of recommending physical therapy or any type of invasive treatment, your doctor will advise you to wear comfortable shoes that support your condition.

    Treatment for Severe Cases

    If your flat feet do cause you considerable pain, then your doctor might suggest wearing orthopaedic shoes, or even recommend that the foot tendons be repaired surgically. One type of corrective orthopaedic surgery for flat feet entails fusing the foot joints into a corrected position.

    You can learn more about flat feet and other orthopaedic ailments by speaking with your doctor here at Suburban Orthopaedics. We have been helping patients improve their quality of life for over 25 years. Call us at (888) 876-0117 to find out why we are the obvious choice for orthopaedic care in the Bartlett area.

    The Benefits of a Spine Conditioning Program

    Last updated 2 months ago

    If you have recently undergone treatment for a back or neck injury, then your general orthopaedic doctor/surgeon will likely recommend that you participate in a spine conditioning program. Conditioning programs focus on restoring flexibility and strength in the affected area, as well as in the entire body. Conditioning programs are conducted using various exercises over the course of about four to six weeks. While each program is uniquely catered to each client's specific needs, you can expect your spine conditioning program to focus on reducing muscle soreness in your trapezius, cervical spine, piriformis, quadratus lumborum, and abdominals amongst other major muscle groups.

    Are you curious about how a spine conditioning program could supplement your physical therapy? Be sure to speak with your orthopaedic surgeon here at Suburban Orthopaedics to learn more about our conditioning programs and how they can help you live a more pain-free and mobile life. Call (888) 876-0117 to book your next appointment with us.

    Identifying Some Common Football Injuries

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Football has long been one of America's favorite past times. Unfortunately, this beloved game also provides the perfect opportunity for injuries requiring care from an orthopaedic specialist. Read on for a look at some common football injuries.


    Concussions in football have generated quite the buzz in the media in the last few years, since players are highly susceptible to this type of injury. Signs of a concussion include dizziness, loss of balance, and blurred vision. If a concussion is suspected, the affected player should always be evaluated by a medical professional right away.

    Patellar Tendinitis

    Another common football injury is patellar tendinitis, which can be effectively remedied with help from an orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapy. Patellar tendinitis, also known as inflammation of the knee, is just one of the many injuries of the leg football players are likely to experience. Other injuries may include a torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligament and damaged menisci.

    General Back Pain

    General back pain—sometimes concentrated in the lumbar region—afflicts a large number of football players each year and is commonly caused by overuse or overtraining. The best way to avoid back pain brought on by overuse is for an athlete to perform proper warmup exercises and to fit rigorous stretching routines into his training schedule.

    Suburban Orthopaedics treats a wide range of sports-related injuries. Our caring and knowledgeable team of professionals is experienced in helping athletes restore their health and strength so they can return to the sport they love. If you would like to book an appointment with one of our surgeons, call (888) 876-0117 today.

    Getting to Know Dr. Dmitry Novoseletsky

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Here at Suburban Orthopaedics, we're proud to offer our patients the highest quality care from world-class physicians such as Dr. Dmitry Novoseletsky. Dr. Novoseletsky started his career in medicine in Rochester, New York after receiving his medical degree from Vinnitsa State Medical University in Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

    For Dr. Novoseletsky, one of the most important parts of being a physiatrist and rehabilitation specialist is restoring quality of life for his patients. He has always been committed to treating each patient individually and sees it as his professional goal to ensure that each person that steps into his office is prescribed a treatment method that will help him or her live a more enjoyable and pain free future.

    If you're in need of non-surgical treatment for lower back or neck pain or a spinal disorder such as a pinched nerve, then be sure to book an appointment with Dr. Novoseletsky today. To contact Suburban Orthopaedics, call (888) 876-0116.

    Treatment Options for Tendon Injuries

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Tendon injuries are one of the most common types of injury for endurance athletes such as runners, track and field enthusiasts, as well as those involved in high impact activities such as dancing. Fortunately for those who have tendonitis and other tendon-related problems, orthopaedic surgeons can prescribe several effective therapies to alleviate the pain and get patients back on their feet again. Here is a closer look at treatment options for tendon injuries:

    Rest Combined with Alternating Hot and Cold Therapy

    Patients who have suffered a minor tendon-related injury will likely be told by their general orthopaedic surgeon to rest as much as possible for 15-20 minutes at a time. Minor injuries can also be treated using ice packs and hot towels or hot pads, which should be placed on the affected area alternately every few hours.

    Physical Therapy and Surgery

    In some cases, tendonitis does not heal on its own and will instead require surgery or a period of physical therapy. Surgery is primarily reserved for extreme injuries in which the tendon has been torn away from the bone. Recovery time from an acute tendonitis injury can be somewhat lengthy and painful, however a quality orthopaedic surgeon will always see to it that patients receive the care they need in order to reduce pain levels and to speed up healing.

    Preventative Measures

    The best way to treat a tendon injury is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Athletes and those planning on partaking in high-impact activities should always stretch before they exercise and should always wear shoes that offer cushioning and support.

    If you are currently suffering from a tendon injury, then consult with one of the orthopaedic specialists at Suburban Orthopaedics about the best course of action for recovery. Our physicians treat each patient with individualized care and will see to it that you receive the best therapy for your injury. Call (888) 876-0117 to learn more about the conditions we treat.

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