Orthopedics | Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital

Lower Back Pain? It Could Be Your SI Joint

Your lower back is screaming with pain. You’re past the point of ignoring it. Did you realize the problem could be caused by a joint that—strangely enough—barely moves?…

How Does Psychology Affect Sports Performance?

Whether you’re ready to dominate on the tennis court or preparing for tomorrow’s big presentation at work, optimal health and peak performance go hand in hand. This is…

Healing Hands: The Benefits of Manual Therapy

Healthcare can be hands-on, in the most literal of ways. When it comes to rehabilitation, manual therapy, which is treatment applied by the hands of a physician, can…

It’s Not Sci-fi: 3D Printing Human Cartilage

Without cartilage, our joints won’t work. It is the connective tissue found between bones, in our airways, at the tips of our ribs, between vertebrae and in our…

Nurses, Our Unsung Heroes

Earlier this month, the nation celebrated the dedication, compassion, and professionalism of all nurses. National Nurses Week was launched in 1993 by the American Nurses Association. Every year,…

Feeling Like Your Best Self

Health is only one aspect of how you feel in total. From deep connections like personal relationships to fun things like shopping and food, it’s true that wellness,…

Golf Dangers: The Risk of Rotator Cuff Injury & More

For all the positive benefits of golf—physical fitness, stress relief, camaraderie—the sport can be dangerous. Stray balls, lightning strikes, and out-of-control golf carts pose very real risks. But…

Don't Let Shoulder Arthritis Slow You Down

Shoulder arthritis can be terribly disabling to those who have the condition. The pain, stiffness and loss of function make day-to-day activities very stressful. Typically, people over 50…

When to See a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist

You can’t wrap your children in bubble wrap. It’s important to allow them to run free and play when you can and yes, they probably will get hurt…