MidAmerica Orthopaedics Blog

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.

Symptoms & Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow in Mokena and Palos Hills

The sun is shining, there’s a warm breeze—it’s time to get out on the tennis court! Do you find yourself with pain, tenderness, and stiffness in your forearm and elbow after enjoying a game of tennis? If so, you may be suffering from lateral epicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow.

Why Immediate Care is Important in Sports Medicine

Proper medical care is integral throughout an athlete's career and training. The practice of sports medicine aims to treat sports- and fitness-related injuries while also focusing on balancing nutrition, performance training, and rehabilitation exercises. A team of specialists, including physicians, physical therapists, surgeons, and coaches, form a personalized routine for each athlete to help them perform athletic activities safely and at the best of their ability. (Science Daily)