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Trusted Treatment for Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Conditions


If you've ever had questions or concerns about treating hands, wrists, or elbows, our own Dr. Jerome Oakey is the go-to expert! As the only hand specialist in the Bloomington-Normal area, he has been on the Carle McLean County Orthopedics team for nearly 20 years! He recently shared his expertise in a radio interview on WJBC, discussing common issu...

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The 7 Most Common Wrist and Hand Injuries

The 7 Most Common Wrist and Hand Injuries

Injuries to the wrist and hand are very common and can occur due to work-related incidents, sports injuries, falls, and overuse of muscles or joint issues There are a variety of types of wrist and hand injuries, which can prevent you from participating in your daily tasks. It's important to recognize when something is wrong so you can seek treatmen...

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The Four Reasons You Have Joint Pain and Where to Find Relief


 Joints are what connect your bones to one another. They are crucial to your body's functionality by allowing your bones to move freely. The main joints include the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Many people suffer from joint pain, which can have a tremendous effect on their ability to perform daily activities. Causes Explained Joint pain...

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Discovering the 4 Major Joint Pain Causes and Finding Relief


As we go throughout our daily activities, we often forget how much strain we put on our bodies. Normally, we associate joint pain causes with the aging process, but sometimes it can be a signal of a more serious underlying condition. Although this pain is frustrating and uncomfortable, it can lead us to determine what may be wrong internally. Often...

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7 Tips for Chronic Pain Management


You might not be able to escape pain entirely, but it doesn't have to control your life. We've covered routines that may be causing your pain previously, but what about chronic pain that can be difficult to treat? Here are some helpful tips to improve your chronic pain management:   1. Use Deep Breathing Techniques. Meditate and calm your...

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4 Signs it May Be Time for a Joint Replacement


Are you tired of constant pain in your knees, hips, and shoulders? Have you seemingly tried everything but still can't find relief? Although surgery is often recommended as a last option, it may be the ideal answer to a renewed and pain-free future. If you are experiencing persisting problems including but not limited to the following, it may be ti...

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5 Signs of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic progressive disease that causes inflammation between the joints. In patients diagnosed with RA, the immune system mistakenly attacks joint cells, which results in severe joint pain and swelling. The most commonly affected areas are the hands, wrists, and feet. It's not clear as to what exactly causes RA, but d...

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What’s the Difference Between Chronic and Acute Pain?


It can be confusing to know when to seek out professional help for an orthopedic issue. Perhaps you suffer from a rolled ankle after taking a dog for a walk, or you are a former athlete who lives with general soreness throughout your everyday life. Though these types of injuries are different, they often share a similar element: both people want to...

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10 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

10 Ways to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition that causes numbness, weakness or tingling in your hand. It is caused by pressure on your median nerve, which runs through your arm and ends in your hand. Common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome include weakness in your hand, tingling that moves into your arm, burning or itching, and numbness of the pal...

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