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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By Rueben Nair, MD
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.

As we get older, it is common to experience changes in your health that can be easy to shrug off as a normal part of the aging process. It is important to understand why these changes occur, what is considered “normal” and when to seek medical care. Your primary care physician may recommend you consult with a specialist to help manage certain age-related health conditions to keep you healthy and active throughout adulthood.

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 Radiology
Having a “joint X-ray”? Here is what you need to know.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing, Joints & Tissue & Radiology

By Paul Manganelli, MD
Outsmart osteoporosis with simple lifestyle changes.

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.

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.

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.

By DMG Podiatry, Foot and Ankle Surgery
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.

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