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.
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.
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.
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 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.