The achilles tendon is often injured during sports resulting in an inflammatory condition called tendonitis which is characterized by swelling and pain. The tendon ruptures because of weakened tendons due to advanced age or from sudden bursts of activity during sports. The classic symptom of an Achilles Tendon rupture is the inability to rise up on your toes.
Introducing the first-ever mascot specialist doctor at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush – the one and only Benny The Bull!
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments that are crucial to the stability of your knee. It is a strong fibrous tissue that connects the femur to the tibia. A partial or complete tear of your ACL will cause your knee to become less stable and feel as though your knee is about to give out. The following videos will describe the different options available to repair or replace your torn ACL.
- Torn ACL – Allograft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Anatomic Footprint Reconstruction (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Hamstring Graft (Brochure)
- Torn ACL – Quadriceps Tendon Graft (Brochure)
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Dr. Kathleen Weber, sports medicine primary care physician and team physician for the Chicago Bulls joined BullsTV host Steve Kashul during Bulls Pre-Game Live on December 19th, 2016. Dr. Weber discussed the NBA’s new Concussion Protocol and the efforts being made to protect all players from returning too soon to the court.
Kashul and Dr. Weber also talked about how the physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush all work together in treating the Chicago Bulls players.
Should you keep exercising after you become pregnant? This is the question many women who work out or who play sports ask themselves as soon as it happens. Many mothers-to-be believe pregnancy is a time to nest, relax, and let the baby grow. However, it is possible to continue to do some exercises while pregnant. In fact, many now believe that it is a vital part of maintaining both the health of the mother and of the baby too.
Naturally, the range of sports and exercises becomes more limited when a baby is on board, but it does not rule all of them out. Before deciding which sports to do be it Tai Chi or something else, it is important to understand why you should be doing exercises in the first place.
Of the many benefits, there are 4 main categories – physical health while pregnant, mental and emotional health, benefits to both the baby and the mother, and post-delivery health benefits. To find out the 35 most common reasons for exercising during pregnancy, check out this article.
Contributed by Jessica Walter