MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog

Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options for Arthritis

In the US, 54 million adults are living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That’s pretty staggering. In addition to the adults living with arthritis, three hundred thousand babies and children in the US are living with the condition. Young and old, around the country, people are suffering from this painful and life-changing affliction.

Rotator Cuff Tears in Palos Hills and Mokena

Shoulder injuries can be extremely debilitating. The pain and discomfort caused can lead to loss of sleep, difficulty lifting, and interfere with an ability to perform everyday tasks. Shoulder pain is often caused by injury to the rotator cuff resulting in inflammation.

When to See an Orthopaedic Doctor Instead of Your Primary Care Physician

If you’ve recently been injured or are experiencing chronic pain, it’s time to see a doctor. You may be wondering whether a visit to your primary care physician is worth the trouble or if going straight to a specialist is the answer. After all, more often than not, you think your primary care physician should be your first stop. Depending on your specific injury or health issue, however, going directly to a specialist—like an orthopaedic physician—can save you time and money.