Everyone knows exercise is important – and necessary – for your body, mind and spirit.
But if you’re a weekend warrior with a competitive streak, you might push yourself too far, too fast and end up sidelined by a sports injury – ranging from a sprained ankle to a torn meniscus.
You’re driving hard down the court, getting ready to shoot the perfect basket, when you hear a pop and a searing pain shoots up your leg. You’ve ruptured your Achilles tendon. In sports, the thrill of playing can quickly turn into the agony of injury.
Orthopedic physicians at Rush are studying whether a remarkable treatment that’s been used in eye surgery for the past decade also can help alleviate osteoarthritis in the knees. Rush is the only medical center in Illinois and one of seven centers in the U.S. offering the new therapy.
Doctors from Midwest Orthpaedics at Rush, which is set to open an office in Munster early next year, are holding two seminars on reducing shoulder pain in Northwest Indiana this month. They will discuss everything from stem cell injections for rotator cuff injuries to reverse shoulder replacement.
Fall sports can wreak havoc on knees. Find out from sports medicine specialist Adam Yanke, MD, how to protect those knees and, if injured, ways to treat them so you can get back on your feet and on the field.