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Injury & Pain Management

Painful injuries easily disrupt a person’s daily life, and many seek pain relief and rehabilitation from physicians. It is important to manage your pain with the aid of a doctor so as not to injure yourself further, or to become dependent upon medications to ease pain.

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By Lena Shahbandar, MD, Paul Manganelli, MD
We know that dealing with pain on a daily basis can be physically limiting and emotionally challenging. Whether your pain is related to a chronic or an acute condition, there are pain management options and treatments to provide you with the relief you need.

By Brian Ward, MD, MHS
As the leaves begin to fall and the air starts to chill, it’s time to prepare for the fall sports season. Sports are a great way to get the exercise you need while showing some school spirit, however, they are also a common culprit of injury. The best way to lead your team to victory this season is to stay on top of your health. To help you care for your body this fall, I’ve outlined some tips on how athletes can stay safe and healthy in every sport this season.

By Doreen Ventura, MD
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, also known as NSAIDs, are available over-the-counter and are commonly used to reduce pain, fever and inflammation. While these medications are generally considered safe for most people to use as needed, long-term use should be avoided, especially when taking a high dosage. NSAIDs can be particularly harmful for those with certain health conditions, such as chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Whether from overuse or pitching for an extended period of time, elbow injuries are becoming more common in both professional and amateur athletes. As a solution for such injuries, Tommy John Surgery can be recommended to patients who are experiencing symptoms and who have tried other forms of therapy without success. At DuPage Medical Group, our providers are trained to treat patients from surgery through therapy, helping you get back into the game.

Hip arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat various hip conditions, primarily labral tears and hip impingement. This option is an alternative to open surgery, resulting in less pain, less joint stiffness and shorter recovery times.
Topics and Subtopics: Injury & Pain Management & Joints & Tissue

By DuPage Medical Group Fracture Liaison Service, DuPage Medical Group Physical and Occupational Therapy
DuPage Medical Group’s Fracture Liaison Service and Physical Therapy team have developed tips to prevent slips on the ice, and what to do if a slip or fall occurs.

By Andre Ivy, MD, MS
Winter is finally here. Time for skiing, sledding, snowmen, snowblowing and of course, shoveling. While enjoying all of the festivities and activates winter has to offer, be sure to keep yourself safe. DMG Orthopaedic Surgeon, Andre Ivy, MD shared 12 helpful tips to keep you and your family safe while snowblowing and shoveling this winter.
Topics and Subtopics: Injury & Pain Management

By DMG Physical & Occupational Therapy
Whether it’s a backpack, purse or briefcase, the bag you carry around can impact the way you feel at the end of the day. Over packing your bag, carrying a bag that is too big or heavy for you or carrying it exclusively on one side can leave you in pain and at risk for a more serious injury. Learn how to prevent your bag from becoming a pain in the neck!

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.

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.

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