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Sports are in Full Swing, What Does This Mean for Concussions?

Concussion Protocol

As sports are picking up around schools across the country, concussion protocols need to be maintained.Dr. Murphy from Carle McLean County OrthopedicsSports Medicine educates listeners on what to look for and how to treat a concussion. He iterates how a concussion is essentially your brain getting knocked around inside the skull. How can we keep at...

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New Procedure to Treat Chronic Tendon Pain!


A new WBJC interview with Carle McLean County Orthopedics Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Jonathan Aubry educated listeners on how the painfulness of tendonitis is prevalent in many people, from adults to athletes. Throughout this segment, Dr. Aubry explains how Percutaneous Ultrasound Tenotomy (PUT) is changing the way we treat tendonitis and tendon...

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How can Therapy help You?


Are you curious about how therapy can help you? Recently the Carle McLean County Orthopedics Director of Therapy, Krista Sheppard, and the Carle Health Manager of Therapy services, Michael Vogel, spoke with WJBC's Blake Haas and offered helpful information for the community. Carle McLean County Orthopedics offers many different types of therapy ser...

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Live Pain-Free With MCO’s New Procedure Suite


McLean County Orthopedics is excited to announce a new on-site procedure suite located within our office! Our professional and experienced physicians are now able to perform minor out-patient orthopedic procedures, as well as pain injections on our campus. We understand that a full-service surgical center can be intimidating. Our new procedure suit...

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Low Back Pain and Hip Muscle Imbalance in Athletes


Low back pain or LBP is commonly reported in youth and adolescent athletes. LBP is pain that occurs in the region under the ribs to under the glutes and, it may or may not involve leg pain. Incidence rates vary considerably from sport to sport. A sport requiring athletes to do repetitive bending backward, forward, and twisting, have higher incident...

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Concussions in Sports


 Originally published in BN Sports Print Publication BVM Sports - One Place All Sports By Alissa Recker, PT, DPT, OCS of McLean County Orthopedics According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), it is estimated that between 1.6 million to 3.8 million people experience a concussion annually while playing recreational activities and 9% of all ...

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Strain or Sprain: What’s the difference?


Summer is right around the corner. More and more people are getting out and being active. After a year of being stuck at home, everyone seems more eager than ever to get moving. All of this sudden increased movement can lead to injuries. When you sustain an injury, how do you know if it is a sprain or a strain? It is hard to know the difference whe...

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National Osteoporosis Awareness Month: 6 Tips to Prevent Bone Loss


Osteoporosis means "porous bone," and is a chronic disease characterized by the loss of bone density, in which bone loss outpaces the growth of new bone. This inability of the body to create new bone tissue causes the bones to become weak and brittle, thus increasing a patient's risk of fracture. Osteoporosis is often considered the "silent disease...

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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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Standard MRIs vs. Open MRIs: What's the Difference?


Doctors are sometimes unable to diagnose a condition until they perform an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). An MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body. These imaging systems can reveal tissues, bones, and joints that can't be seen with x-rays, CT scans, or ...

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Bone Health Clinic: New For You at MCO


McLean County Orthopedics is a comprehensive orthopedic facility that treats a variety of bone injuries and fractures, but now we're offering even more! We are excited to provide preventative and proactive support to the community through our new Bone Health Clinic. Our clinic offers screenings and treatment options for osteoporosis, as well as inc...

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What You Should Know About Bone Cancer


We have all been affected by cancer in some way, whether we've battled it firsthand or supported someone else in their fight. There are a variety of cancers to be dealt with, but here is what you need to know about cancer of the bone. Primary bone cancer (cancer that begins within the bone) is rare, accounting for less than one percent of all cance...

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The Top 5 Causes of Holiday Injuries


​The holidays are a joyful time with friends and family. However, each year, thousands of people each suffer from holiday injuries due to various winter and holiday-related activities. Consider the following causes and how you can stay safe this season:  1. Winter Sports and Activities People commonly participate in activities such as snowboar...

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