When is it Time for a Hip Replacement?

An interesting fact: Many people who get a hip replacement say their only regret is they wish they had one sooner. When done for the right reasons, hip replacement surgery is low risk and provides excellent long-term pain relief. It can change your life for the better and allow you to get back to your … Continued

Eight Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

Whether you are a professional athlete or weekend warrior, getting sidelined from a favorite activity is the worst. Fortunately, you can lower your risk for acute and chronic sports injuries. Here are eight steps you can take to stay healthy and avoid the bench. Follow a training plan Think of a training plan as a … Continued

Four Common Hand and Upper Extremity Injuries

Playing a musical instrument. Working on an assembly line. Cutting, styling, coloring, shampooing hair. Kneading dough to make bread. What do these things have in common? They can all lead to a hand or wrist repetitive strain injury. Learn about four common types of these injuries along with how they are diagnosed and treated. Trigger … Continued

Five Common Hand, Wrist and Elbow Conditions

At some point during your life, you’ll likely be affected by a hand, wrist or elbow condition. Most of the time these conditions heal on their own with rest but, occasionally, they are more persistent and require medical attention. Here are five of the most common conditions we see at Edward-Elmhurst Health.

Lena’s Story: “The level of care changed my quality of life.”

Lena Williams, 56, is always on the move, whether it’s enjoying fun destination cruises with her family, dancing the night way in heels (she loves House Music and “Stepping”) or hustling through an airport to catch an international flight for work. But eight years ago, she noticed her knees were starting to give her quite … Continued

Five Tips to Ease into an Exercise Routine

Getting fit is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. For some, this may mean exercising for the first time. For others it might mean getting back to regular workouts after a break. No matter your situation, you’ll need to take precautions as you ramp up your exercise routine. Remember – getting fit requires … Continued

How Are Rotator Cuff Injuries Treated?

According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS), two million Americans visit their doctors with a rotator cuff issue every year. Rotator cuff injuries occur most commonly in men and women over the age of 40 and are commonly caused by normal wear and tear that goes along with aging. The rotator cuff is … Continued

Seeking Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of the most common nerve disorders. According to the American College of Rheumatology, up to 10 million American adults are affected by it. Over time, the condition can lead to problems that make doing even day-to-day tasks difficult. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when a nerve in the wrist is squeezed … Continued