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    Understanding Workers' Compensation

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    Accidents can happen at any time and place, including while you are on the job. Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance your employer holds that provides coverage if you are injured in the course of performing your job or related duties. This insurance is designed to pay for your medical care, including diagnostic imaging, treatment, and physical rehabilitation. Workers’ compensation also covers any wages you may have lost due to your injury if you are unable to work until treatment is complete. In the state of Illinois, nearly all employees receive this coverage beginning at the instant they are hired. Injuries covered by workers’ compensation include repetitive stress injuries, acute injuries such as falls, slips, and trips, and even heart attacks, strokes, or other serious problems caused by work.

    Have you been injured on the job in Bartlett, IL? Suburban Orthopaedics provides comprehensive treatment and care so you can get back to work faster and without pain. We will work with you to manage pain and restore your body to pre-injury conditions. If you’d like to discuss your treatment options, call (888) 876-0117 or visit our website to reach us online.

    Suburban Orthopaedics Review!

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    I worked as surgical tech for 12 years and had the chance to work with Howard Freedberg 20 years ago . I was amazed at the recovery of his patients. He would bring in patients and rescope the joint after recovery and the joint would look like new . I remembered that when I was needing some ortho help with my knee. I just had my knee scope done I am... More
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    Essential Tips for Preventing Knee Pain

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Joint pain can stop you in your tracks, affecting your ability to carry out work-related tasks or enjoy the leisure activities you love. The knee is the largest joint in the body, often bearing the brunt of activities such as walking, running, and playing sports. Fortunately, you can take an active role in preventing knee pain to retain strength, flexibility, and mobility throughout your life.

    Exercise Regularly

    Regular exercise improves the body’s fitness and protects the joints. However, if you are concerned about knee pain, you may also be concerned that exercise could make it worse. The key to exercising for healthy knee joints is to find low-impact activities that match your current fitness level. Talk to your orthopaedic specialist or physical therapist for help developing a knee-friendly exercise program suited to your needs.

    Lose Weight

    If you are overweight, your knees must work harder to support excess body weight every time you move. Losing just a few pounds can drastically improve the health of your joints and reduce or prevent pain. Weight loss is best achieved through a combination of diet and exercise. Your physician can help you custom-tailor a healthy weight loss program that will meet your goals and prevent joint pain.

    Wear Proper Footwear

    Poorly-fitted or unsupportive footwear can actively damage the knee joints and cause pain. High heels are well known for causing knee and other joint problems; if you want to wear heels, choose shoes with a lower heel of two inches or less. Additionally, make sure any shoes you do choose fit properly and are secure on your feet. Shoes that don’t fit properly can cause trips, falls, and twists that injure the knee joints.

    If you are experiencing knee, hip, back, or neck pain, Suburban Orthopaedics offers the diagnosis and treatment options you need to enjoy a healthier, pain-free life. Our comprehensive orthopaedic practice offers pain management, physical therapy, and partial and total joint replacement options in Bartlett and beyond. If you’d like more information, please visit us on the web or call (888) 876-0117.

    Diagnostic Testing and Radiology at Suburban Orthopaedics

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Diagnostic imaging allows your orthopaedic doctor to visualize injuries, illnesses, and other conditions that affect the body. These non-invasive imaging techniques are an important part of the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up process.

    This video takes you on a tour of Suburban Orthopaedics’ imaging services and technology. You’ll see how our practice uses the latest in computer-guided and digital imaging technology to reduce radiation dosages and ensure a fast, comfortable exam. Your orthopaedic doctor can access your images immediately from any location, allowing him to make a faster, more accurate diagnosis and develop the best treatment plan for you.

    At Suburban Orthopaedics, we are committed to delivering the very best in orthopaedic care, sports medicine, and pain management. We offer X-ray services at all three of our Chicago-area locations in addition to MRI at our Bartlett office. Call (888) 876-0117 or visit our website to learn more.

    Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Last updated 2 months ago

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression of the median nerve that runs from the forearm into the hand. Pain and discomfort are typically caused by inflammation or fluid buildup inside the narrow carpal tunnel of the wrist. If you are experiencing pain or difficulty moving your wrist and hand, contact an orthopaedic specialist for an evaluation to determine the cause and your treatment options.

    Swelling

    Swelling of the wrist is one of the most common causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. Inflammation of the tissues in or around the wrist can compress the median nerve, leading to pain, tingling, or numbness of the hand and fingers. There are many causes of inflammation. Repetitive motions made during either work or leisure can irritate the muscles and tendons of the arm, wrist, and hand, leading to swelling. Some illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis or diabetes, can also cause swelling of the joints that may compress the median nerve.

    Fluid Retention

    The buildup of fluid inside the wrist can also put pressure on the median nerve. Pregnancy and menopause may cause such fluid retention, leading to carpal tunnel syndrome and its associated symptoms in some women. Hypothyroidism can also cause water retention in the body that may affect the wrist. In some cases, certain medications can cause water retention as a side effect, leading to compression of the median nerve.

    Genetic Predisposition

    Genetics can also play a role in the development of carpal tunnel syndrome. In some individuals, the carpal tunnel is naturally smaller and narrower than in others. These people are more likely to develop carpal tunnel syndrome and its symptoms. Furthermore, if you are genetically predisposed to diseases such as arthritis or diabetes, these factors can also increase your risk of carpal tunnel syndrome.

    If you are suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, the orthopaedic specialists at Suburban Orthopaedics are here to help. We offer comprehensive treatment and pain management for sports injuries, work-related injuries, and more in Bartlett, IL. You can reach us by phone at (888) 876-0117 or using our convenient web contact form.

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