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Opioid Medication Abuse
Published on August 9, 2017 | by SubOrtadmin

On May 15, 2016 I had the unique opportunity to meet and talk with the United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy. We had a significant discussion on an important initiative and study his office will be undertaking and creating awareness for: the topic of substance use, addiction, and health. Opioid medication abuse has significant
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Finding an Ingrown Toenail Doctor
Published on June 24, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Have you ever had an ingrown toenail? It can be very painful. It is a common disorder and it is important to know how to prevent it. An ingrown toenail is caused when a toenail, usually the one on the big toe, begins growing into the fleshy part of the toe. If it is serious
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Interesting Facts about Podiatry
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Podiatry is officially defined as the branch of medicine that deals with treating, studying, and preventing medical conditions in the feet and ankles. This means that, if you have any sort of problem with your foot or ankle, your family doctor or general practitioner should recommend you to a podiatrist. A Brief History of Podiatry
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Finding the Right Ankle Doctor to help you
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Ever had a medical problem with your ankle? If you answered yes, chances are that you want to prevent it from happening again. Having an injured or painful ankle is no fun and severely limits your capabilities. To make sure your ankles are always in the best condition, it is important to find an ankle
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How Foot Surgery Can Change Your Life
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If you have ever had a problem with your feet, then you know how painful and inconvenient it can be. Your feet are the part of your body that receive the most use and stress every day, so when they break down, your routine is altered. Podiatrists, or foot doctors, understand how important it is
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How Well Do You Know The Hip Precautions After Hip Surgery?
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Many of our patients at Suburban Orthopaedics are very well versed in the total hip replacement protocol. This is a specific set of instructions and exercises which are used for patients who have a total or partial replacement during their hip surgery. These exercises and recommendations are used by both physical therapists as well as
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Tips For Timing Spine Surgery
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Often we find our patients have been suffering from back pain for years by the time they finally see an orthopedic specialist or have a consultation with our spine surgeons. For many patients, they have finally had enough of the chronic pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility so commonly associated with anatomical problems with the spine.
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3 Tips For Working With Physical Therapists In Your Recovery
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Our physical therapists at Suburban Orthopaedics work with a wide range of patients from children to adults to seniors. While most of the patients we provide therapy to are recovering from injuries or surgeries, others are in physical therapy because of stroke, neurological problems, degenerative musculoskeletal disorders or because of developmental issues. All of our
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Getting Help for Heel Spurs From a Foot Surgeon
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Two of the most common forms of foot and heel pain we see at Suburban Orthopaedics are plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. These two conditions are separate and can occur independently of each other, but they are often found together as well. Heel spurs can actually occur in two places. When the spur or the
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3 Difficult Issues To Ask Your Spine Surgery Specialist
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One of the most important aspects of our treatment at Suburban Orthopaedic is our goal to have patients feel they are part of their own treatment planning. We strive to have a collaborative approach to medicine and treatment where our patients can ask questions and get the answer they need to make the most informed
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Understanding The Cause Of Neck Pain
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One of the most common reasons patients come into Suburban Orthopaedics is because of complaints of acute or chronic neck pain. Acute pain means the symptoms are quick to develop and the pain is sudden and moderate to severe in intensity. Chronic pain, on the other hand, develops over time and continues over time. This
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The Importance Of Early Diagnosis And Treatment Of Sports Injuries
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There is something about athletes and injuries which creates a problem for many competitors at all different levels of competition. We find both men and women as well as boys and girls who are competitive are typically naturally very resistant to coming into treatment or to even getting a check-up after a sports related injury.
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Everything You Ever Wanted To Ask A Bunion Doctor
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Everyone has seen comedy sketches and jokes about bunions, but there is nothing funny about this very common and very painful foot condition. Bunions are a bony protrusion or bump found at the joint of your big toe to the ball of the foot. As the bunion or bump gets larger, it pushes the big
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Understanding Back Pain Causes And Treatment
Published on April 2, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

One of the most common reasons patients come into our clinic is for the treatment of back pain. You may be surprised to find the majority of adults have some type of back pain during their lifetime. It is estimated four of five adults will have significant back pain, yet less than two in five
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The Facts About Bunions And Treatment Options
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Bunions are one of the most common causes of foot pain. They are often caused by specific types of footwear combined with a genetic predisposition for the condition and possible injury or trauma to the foot. Bunions are highly visible protrusions in the joint of the big toe where it connects to the ball of
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Necessary Preparations Prior To Orthopedic Surgery
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One of the most important roles our doctors have prior to the surgical procedure is to talk to each patient about their orthopedic surgery. This includes spending time with you to ensure you understand the surgical procedure, the expected results, and the recovery time and rehab which will be required. We find that when our
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Foot Doctor: Reasons For A Visit
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We see many patients every day who wish they had taken the initiative to come to foot doctor rather than spending weeks or months dealing with the pain, discomfort, or sore of aching feet. Working directly with a foot specialist (a podiatrist) will help in an accurate diagnosis and effective treatment options. Choosing to see
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Tips To Get Rid Of Shoulder Pain
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Shoulder pain can occur for a variety of reasons. These can include health issues such as arthritis or inflammation, or because of injury or conditions such as frozen shoulder or rotator cuff problems. Because the shoulder joint moves so much and has such a range of motion, pain in the joint can be a problem
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Severe Wrist Pain? Joint Fusion Surgery Might Be An Option
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The wrist is one area of the body containing a lot of bones which are always moving. As would happen with any type of trauma or injury, extended use, wear and tear with age, or the development of arthritis can cause severe pain. Since you move your wrist to do just about everything you do
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Hip Fractures – A Guide To Recovery
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Many of our patients come to us for treatment of hip fractures. While often associated with older adults, hip fractures can occur in individuals of any age. The most common cause of hip fractures are caused by traumatic injury and falls, but work-related accidents, car accidents and other forms of trauma may also cause the
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6 Things You Should Know About Spine Surgery
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Our doctors and therapists work diligently to ensure that our patients fully and completely understand the comprehensive picture of any type of procedure we recommend. This is particularly true for spine surgery, where there is a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about what can and cannot be accomplished through the procedure. By understanding the specific
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Elbow Pain Relief – Effective Measures To Manage The Pain
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Like most people you probably don’t think a lot about how often you move your arm by bending your elbow. However, for our patients that are experiencing elbow pain, every time they bend and straighten their arm, even one time, is too many. When our patients come in to see us about elbow pain relief,
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Operative Treatment Of Ankle Fractures With Orthopedic Surgery
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For many of our patients an ankle fracture can be treated with immobilizing and supporting the ankle. This allows the bones to heal and then we follow up with physical therapy to help rebuild the muscles and allow you to safely walk, run, play sports and have confidence that the ankle is just as good
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The Difference Between Occupational Therapy And Physical Therapy
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Many of our patients can benefit from occupation therapy, physical therapy or a combination of both. However, we understand that sometimes the different therapies can be confusing. To help to clear things up here are some simple ways to differentiate between the two options and to see how they can help with your recovery. What
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Why Should You Consider Lumbar Spine Surgery?
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The lumbar spine refers to the areas of the back that are often called the small of the back. It is formed specifically by five vertebrae that are known as L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5. These are actually the largest of the vertebrae and are unfused, which means that they can move independently of
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4 Tips For Choosing A Physical Therapist
Published on March 2, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Whether you need rehabilitation due to a surgery or injury, or you simply want help increasing your flexibility and mobility, seeing a physical therapist regularly can make a huge difference. There are multiple types of physical therapists, each of whom may use different tools, methods, and exercises to help you meet your recovery goals. In
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How to Get Relief from Back Pain
Published on February 23, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Back pain comes in many forms, but any type or amount of pain can be frustrating and debilitating. Thankfully, there are numerous ways to seek relief. Keep reading to learn more about pinpointing and treating your back pain: Identify or Describe the Root of the Problem Before you visit your doctor, try to pinpoint the
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Finding the Best Orthopedic Surgeon
Published on February 16, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

If a surgery is part of your musculoskeletal treatment plan, the next step involves finding and feeling confident about your choice of an orthopedic surgeon. Your surgeon should be specialized and experienced, but he or she should also help make you feel comfortable and positive about your procedure. Here are numerous ideas to help you
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Benefits of Sports Medicine
Published on February 9, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Sports medicine is most commonly used to target and treat sports-related injuries, but you may be surprised to learn that the field is not limited only to athletes. Even occasional exercisers can benefit from sports medicine and therapies. If you need new treatment options, or are interested in learning more about the available therapies and
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4 Traits of the Best Back Surgery Specialists
Published on February 2, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Are you facing an upcoming back surgery? Have you already found your surgeon based on referrals, or are you still looking for one? Either way, you can use these tips as a way to tell if the surgeon you are considering using is your best option. Here are four traits of great back surgery specialists:
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4 Reasons to Use a Physical Therapist While Recovering From A Bone Injury
Published on January 28, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Physical therapy is extremely common for bone injuries such as ankle, wrist, and hip fractures. It is extremely important to keep the joint from stiffening, as this could limit your long-term range of motion and mobility. However, in order to keep the area moving without causing further damage, you should consult with a specialized physical
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Suburban Orthopaedics’ Annual Medical Scholarship
Published on January 21, 2015 | by SubOrtadmin

Suburban Orthopaedics is proud to announce that once again we will offer our Annual Medical Scholarship to senior students at Bartlett, Conant, South Elgin, and Streamwood High Schools!  Seniors who plan to attend a college or university in pursuit of a career in the medical field all are welcome to apply! Students can find the
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Get Rid of Shoulder Pain – Your Ultimate Guide
Published on December 30, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

The shoulder is the body’s most movable joint, but with this great level of function comes the potential for instability and pain. There are many conditions and injuries that can affect the shoulder, so it is critical that you get an accurate diagnosis. The expert physicians at Suburban Orthopedic have more than 25 years of
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Orthopedic Conditions That Require Spine Surgery
Published on December 27, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

Spine surgery is a scary thought because the spine is responsible for supporting and providing structure to your body. It is a complex network of bones, nerves, and soft tissues, so a number of things can go wrong, and you might require surgery to fix it. The Board Certified physicians at Suburban Orthopedics are here
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Working with an Experienced Sports Medicine Doctor Offers Great Flexibility
Published on December 24, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

Whether you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, you know that injuries can happen. When something does occur, prompt and proper treatment is critical to get you on the road to recovery. The physicians at Suburban Orthopaedics have more than 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating sports medicine injuries. Patients receive a
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Suburban Orthopaedics Toy Drive a HUGE Success
Published on December 22, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

Suburban Orthopaedics held a Toy Drive throughout the month of December asking staff and patients to donate toys to children and families in need. The outpouring of support we received was incredibly humbling. Each staff member or patient who had donated a toy gave with a story of how he/she loved a certain toy as
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Recovering From Wrist Surgery Successfully
Published on December 5, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

Undergoing a wrist operation can be more intensive than many people realize, especially concerning the recovery process. You use your hands (and therefore use your wrists) for a considerable number of tasks. The inability to use one of your hands for weeks or months of recovery time can be very intimidating. Even though it is
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Wrist Pain and Your Brain: The Psychology of Healing
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If you are currently trying to rest your wrist in an attempt to recover from chronic wrist pain, then be assured that you are not alone. Your hands and wrists have been through a lot, especially if you are advancing toward the far end of the age spectrum. As a human being, you use your
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Post Surgery Back or Shoulder Pain: Making the Most of Recovery
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It would be safe to say that most people take their backs for granted. Your back undergoes an incredible amount of strain on a daily basis because the support of your entire frame depends on the bones, muscles, and ligaments of the back. As you can easily imagine all of the pressure undergone by this
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Four Facts about Physical Therapy
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Physical therapy is becoming more and more popular among a wide variety of individuals such as athletes and the elderly. Most people have a general idea of what physical therapy is and why it is important; however, many may be curious about some of the interesting facts behind the PT process and also about physical
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Essential Healthy Running Tips
Published on June 26, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

  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
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Essential Tips for Preventing Knee Pain
Published on May 19, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

    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
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Why Athletes Should Always Stretch Before Physical Activity
Published on March 17, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

  Everyone knows that it’s important to get regular exercise. However, fewer people understand theimportance of stretching before each workout. Even seasoned athletes sometimes hasten or forgo stretching in order to get to the workout. If you’re an athlete, take a look at the benefits of stretching below and try to stretch before every practice or
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Common Causes of Lumbar Stress Fractures
Published on March 6, 2014 | by SubOrtadmin

Lumbar stress fractures, also known as spondylolysis or pars stress fractures, cause damage to the vertebrae in the lower back. These injuries are common among high school athletes, who frequently put repeated stresses on the spine at a time when their bodies are still growing. Rest, bracing, and physical therapy are the most common treatments for lumbar
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Physical Therapy App Helps Patients In A Whole New Way
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Physical therapy may be recommended after you have suffered an injury or undergone surgery. However, physical therapy doesn’t end when your appointment is over. Exercises must be performed on a continual basis at home to help your body regain both strength and flexibility. Using the PT-ME app is a great way to enhance your physical
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When You Should Consult A Doctor About Your Low Back and Neck Pain
Published on December 16, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

  So many people experience back and neck pain that few think it’s unusual to have it. However, living with back or neck pain is not normal. If you suffer from discomfort in the back or neck region, and you are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms, consult a pain management expert. Anorthopaedic
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A Patient’s Guide to Scoliosis
Published on September 5, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

  Scoliosis is a common deformity of the spine that causes it to curve sideways rather than grow vertically straight. There are many treatment options for scoliosis, ranging from bracing and physical therapy to surgical correction of the spine in more extreme cases. Your orthopaedic doctor can help you understand more about your spine and
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Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Published on August 8, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes compressed as it passes through the narrow tunnel at the base of the wrist. This may occur when the other tendons passing through the carpal tunnel become swollen, displaced, or inflamed. This video provides helpful information on the causes of carpal tunnel syndrome and the most common
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A Look at the Causes, Risk Factors, and Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease
Published on August 2, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a common health concern that progressively compromises the structure and function of the intervertebral discs. While some patients with this condition may not be symptomatic right away, DDD can eventually impair the flexibility of the spine and lead to a variety of other symptoms. If you are suffering from DDD, read
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Foods For A Healthy Spine
Published on July 23, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Eating a healthy, balanced diet does not just affect your weight—it affects your overall health and quality of life. Getting the right nutrition every day also has a significant impact on the prevention and treatment of back pain. The bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and immune system all require the right balance of vitamins and minerals to
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What Is The Proper Sleep Posture
Published on June 13, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

What Is The Proper Sleep Posture?     The way you rest your head at night has a major impact on the health of your back. If you lay in a position that hyperextends your spine and doesn’t give it the proper support, you will likely find yourself dealing with chronic back and neck pain.
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What You Need To Know About Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Published on June 6, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Carpal tunnel syndrome can interfere with your life and your livelihood. This condition results from compression of the median nerve that runs from your forearm and into your wrist through the carpal tunnel. Pain, tingling, and numbness can occur. Eventually, everyday activities, like typing and grasping things, can be become painful, making work difficult. A
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Are Your Feet Ready for Summer?
Published on May 29, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

A Look at the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options for Bunions Bunions are one of the most common complaints orthopaedic specialists hear from their female patients. Up to 50 percent of women have bunions, and nine out of ten bunion cases involve a female patient. A bunion occurs when the metatarsophalangeal joint becomes enlarged and sticks out
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Tips for Preventing Common Sports Injuries
Published on May 7, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

    Many of us participate in sports and other recreational activities as a way to get in shape and improve our overall health status. As most athletes know, however, participating in sports activities can also lead to a number of orthopaedic injuries. Learn how you can protect yourself by reading over these tips for
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The Importance of Seeking Treatment for Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain
Published on March 8, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Chronic pain significantly decreases your quality of life and affects your ability to complete everyday tasks. Unaddressed long-term pain is associated with an increased likelihood of physical injury and the development of mental depression. Contacting an orthopaedic surgeon about your pain can have a positive impact on your life as soon as treatment begins. Early
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New Therapy Technique Brings Patients Much Needed Relief!
Published on February 13, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

New Therapy Technique Brings Patients Much Needed Relief! In an industry of constant growth, there is always a new innovative procedure or technique to help patients find relief with their injuries and pain. The Physical Therapy world is no different and neither is Suburban Orthopaedics! Jason Redeker, our lead Physical Therapist at our Elgin office
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Suburban Orthopaedics Medical Scholarship
Published on February 4, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Suburban Orthopaedics is proud to announce the release of the 2013 Medical Scholarship Application! Each year Suburban Orthopaedics offers a $1,000 scholarship to seniors at Bartlett, Conant, Elk Grove, South Elgin, and Streamwood High Schools. The scholarship is given to a senior applicant who shows a strong desire to pursue a career in the medical
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New Year, New You?
Published on January 10, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

As the New Year has now entered into its first week we wanted to take this week’s blog and dedicate it to weight loss and the infamous New Years’ Resolutions. If any of you are avid exercise enthusiasts you no doubt will notice a hike in attendance in your gym of choice once the New
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Take A Look Deeper Into Back Pain
Published on January 2, 2013 | by SubOrtadmin

Ever wonder where back pain comes from? Why it’s so common? And what to do to prevent it? Well, At Suburban Orthopaedics, Dr. Thomas A. McNally and the Spine Team are dedicated to helping you find out what it is that can cause low back pain in so many patients and different treatment options to
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Derrick Rose Running In Practice! What Does That Mean For The Bulls?
Published on December 5, 2012 | by SubOrtadmin

As some of you may have heard on the news, Derrick Rose has been seen sprinting at recent Chicago Bulls practices. Rose suffered a torn ACL during last year’s playoff season and after undergoing reconstruction surgery has been on the road to recovery. Since his injury there has been a lot of speculation about his
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What is Tendinitis?
Published on November 28, 2012 | by SubOrtadmin

All too often after a long day of work, starting a new exercise program, or over doing it a little too much our body can get sore; but how long should soreness last? If you have aches and pains that linger in your joints you may be suffering from tendinitis. Tendinitis is when the tendons
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Holiday Healthy Habits
Published on November 21, 2012 | by SubOrtadmin

Holiday Healthy Habits It’s that time of year again when the fancy china comes out, family comes in from out of town, and everyone’s table is filled with laughter and food! The holiday season crams itself into the end of the year and inevitably makes everyone start thinking about their health. It’s not always about
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Welcome to Suburban Orthopaedics’ Blog
Published on November 15, 2012 | by SubOrtadmin

Welcome to Suburban Orthopaedics’ blog! Here you can find information about our practice including learning more about our physicians and what services we can provide to our patients and readers. We will bring you information about different injures, tips and tricks that can keep you healthy, and be a go-to source for you to learn
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