MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog

Treat Scoliosis at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills & Mokena Locations

Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that typically forms just prior to puberty. While most cases of scoliosis are so mild they do not necessitate treatment, there are cases of scoliosis that have been linked to conditions such as muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. If left untreated, scoliosis may also result in heart and lung problems. Luckily, this condition is treatable at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills and Mokena clinics.

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Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills & Mokena Locations

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms and Treatment

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a pinched nerve in the wrist that can cause, numbness and tingling in the hand and arm. It is due to compression of the median nerve, which passes through the carpal tunnel at the base of the wrist and into the hand.

As pressure builds within the carpal tunnel, the median nerve no longer conducts electricity properly which leads to the symptoms of numbness and tingling in the hand and fingers. As Carpal Tunnel Syndrome progresses it may limit your ability to work, participate in sports, or perform daily activities. It’s a condition that affects nearly 3 million Americans annually and is treatable at MidAmerica’s Palos Hills and Mokena clinics.

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MidAmerica Welcomes Dr. Prasad Gourineni to Staff

Dr. Prasad Gourineni, MD

MidAmerica Orthopaedics is proud to welcome Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist Dr. Prasad Gourineni, MD to our practice on June 1.

With over twenty years of experience under his belt, Dr. Gourineni comes to MidAmerica Orthopaedics after practicing in nearby communities.

Dr. Gourineni completed medical school at Andhra Medical College, India, as well as residencies at Mangalore and Northwestern Universities. After discovering his aptitude for hip preservation, Dr. Gourineni completed fellowships in Vail, CO, Dallas, TX, and Bern, Switzerland, acquiring vast amounts of knowledge about open surgical dislocation and hip osteotomies.

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Tendonitis Palos Hills, Mokena and Chicago

Tendons connect muscle to bone and are primarily made up of collagen fibers, water, and connective tissue. They are an integral component of our musculoskeletal system, but can be a source of pain, dysfunction and may lead to a condition called tendonitis.

Tendon problems (or tendinopathy) may affect any joint, especially the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle, etc. As with a muscle, tendons have structural breaking points. When stress is applied to the tendon, it will elongate slightly.

If the stress continues beyond the tensile strength that the tendon can handle, it will rupture. This frequently requires surgical treatment and should be evaluated by a physician if suspected.

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Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Mokena, IL 60448

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Chicago, IL 60617

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Lombard, IL 60148
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