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

What to Expect After Giving Birth

Congratulations – you’re a new mom! After months of careful preparation, you’ve just given birth. Now it’s time for you to recover physically and emotionally. Contrary to popular belief, recovering from childbirth doesn’t happen in a matter of hours or days. For most women, it takes six weeks for the body to recover enough to … Continued

Should You Choose a Midwife?

Today’s healthcare isn’t about providing a cookie-cutter approach. It’s about providing options to patients so they can find the treatment or care that’s right for their situation. For patients preparing for childbirth, this may include working with a midwife. Midwives are healthcare professionals who care for and support women through their reproductive years – mainly … Continued

Treating Musculoskeletal Injuries

Musculoskeletal injuries can affect everyone – the young and old as well as weekend warriors and elite athletes. But receiving the right care and treatment can help you get back to your daily activities faster. These types of injuries are often related to overuse. Shoulder, knee and hip aches and pains are some of the … Continued

Six Ways to Reduce Joint Pain

When your hip or knee joints hurt, even the simplest daily activities are difficult. Over time, this can lead to missed work, lower activity levels and social isolation. Fortunately, there are things you can do to reduce pain and stay active. The number one cause of joint pain is osteoarthritis, a condition that affects about … Continued

What to Expect After Joint Replacement Surgery

Before undergoing joint replacement surgery, patients usually ask if it will reduce pain and improve mobility. They want to know if they’ll be able to get back to doing their favorite physical activities. Most of the time the answer is yes – as long as they commit to post-surgical rehabilitation to regain strength, mobility and … Continued

Is it Time for a Joint Replacement?

Hip or knee joint replacement surgery is considered the last line of treatment for joint pain. For some people, it’s the only way to alleviate arthritis-related pain that significantly affects daily activities, such as walking up and down stairs, putting on shoes and socks, and getting in and out of a car. If you find … Continued

Elevating the Patient Experience

Many healthcare organizations talk about providing patient-centered care. But what does that really mean? At Edward-Elmhurst health, we believe it begins with empowering people to take part in the healthcare experience. From the start, Edward-Elmhurst Health has embraced patient-centered care. In fact, Edward Hospital was one of the first hospitals in DuPage County to provide … Continued