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Joints & Tissue

As we age, our joints and tissues can become more sensitive to pain, tears and infections. Our joint and tissue health is related to our autoimmune and endocrine system health. Common joint and tissue problems include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease.

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Better Bones

By Paul Manganelli, MD

Outsmart osteoporosis with simple lifestyle changes.

Topics and Subtopics: General Health , Joints & Tissue & Spine & Back Problems

Is Heel Pain Keeping You Off Your Feet?

By Christina Brown, DPM, FACFAS

Are you suffering from pain on the bottom of your heel or in the arch of your foot? Does the pain hurt the most when transitioning from sitting to standing (especially at the beginning of the day), after a workout or when you stand for prolonged periods of time? This common injury is called plantar fasciitis and is easily treated under the care of a board-certified podiatrist. Mild cases of plantar fasciitis may even be corrected with home remedies.

Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise , Foot & Ankle Problems , Injury & Pain Management & Joints & Tissue

Back Off Spine Pain

By Lena Shahbandar, MD

Is persistent spine pain holding you back from your usual activities? The Spine Center of DuPage Medical Group has outlined several lifestyle changes you can make now to take control of your low back pain.

Topics and Subtopics: General Health , Injury & Pain Management , Joints & Tissue & Spine & Back Problems

8 Ways to Reduce Scar Formation & Increase Mobility

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical and Occupational Therapists are trained to help patients recover from post-surgical scarring which can last up to a year after surgery. Manual massage and other exercises may be just what you need to regain range of motion and reduce discomfort at your surgical site. Ask your primary care physician or orthopaedic surgeon if a referral to PT/OT is right for you.

Topics and Subtopics: Foot & Ankle Problems , General Health , Injury & Pain Management , Joints & Tissue , Physical & Occupational Therapy & Skin Health

Sitting Pretty: Your Guide to Healthy Posture

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy

With a few simple modifications, you can truly multitask at work. Read on for tips to increase strength, endurance and flexibility while working at your computer.

Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise , General Health , Joints & Tissue , Physical & Occupational Therapy & Spine & Back Problems

Flip-Flops: Friend or Foe?

By Christina Brown, DPM, FACFAS

Have you ever wondered if your footwear choices can have lasting effects? Read on to learn recommendations for warm weather footwear from our board- certified podiatrists.

Topics and Subtopics: Foot & Ankle Problems , Joints & Tissue & Women's Health

Survival Guide for Sprained Ankles

By Dr. Bryan Lapinski, Foot and Ankle Surgery

Whether you are out for a stroll or a full-on weekend warrior, a sprained ankle is one of the most common and painful injuries you may encounter.

Topics and Subtopics: Children's Health , Fitness & Exercise , Foot & Ankle Problems , Injury & Pain Management & Joints & Tissue

12 Tips for a Successful 5K Finish

By Dr. John Lombardi & Dr. Julio Gonzalez

The 5K season is here, are you thinking of participating in a local race? Whether it’s your first or 50th time, be sure to check out the DMG Sports Medicine training and race day guide for beginner and experienced runners alike.

Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise , Foot & Ankle Problems & Joints & Tissue

Tips for Preventing Snow Removal Injuries

By Dr. Gonzalez

Are you ready for the next snowfall? Check out DMG’s safe snow removal infographic to prepare yourself before you head out in the cold to clear your driveway.

Topics and Subtopics: Joints & Tissue & Spine & Back Problems

Fall Sports Safety Guide

By DuPage Medical Group Orthopaedics

Read DMG’s Fall Sports Safety infographic for great tips on helping prevent injuries this fall.

Topics and Subtopics: Fitness & Exercise , Injury & Pain Management & Joints & Tissue

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