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5 Best At-Home Exercises and Treatments for Sports Injuries

2019-09-30T15:01:57-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Sports|

Injuries are never fun for anyone, but for athletes, it is often a double whammy. Not only are athletes reeling from the pain and discomfort of an injury, but they also must deal with the frustrating recovery process while being away from the sport they love. Although professional treatment is necessary for most common sports injuries, [...]

The Most Innovative Football Safety Measures of 2019

2019-09-30T15:04:32-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Sports|

Football Safety Measures With significant medical and safety advancements made in just the past decade, people are becoming more and more aware of the potential dangers of playing football. While most people know about the risk of injury and broken bones, greater awareness is being made of less visible injuries, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). [...]

5 Injuries that NFL Players are at Most Risk for During Training Camp

2019-09-30T15:02:52-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Common Injuries, Sports|

There’s no doubt that football is one of America’s most prized pastimes. Super Bowl XLIX in 2015 currently holds the record for the largest average viewership of any live single-network U.S. television broadcast, with 114.4 million viewers. While fans wait patiently for the action to commence, players work tirelessly for five weeks to produce a well-functioning, organized, [...]

Five Incredible NFL Comebacks Following Joint Injuries

2019-10-25T09:46:19-05:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: Common Injuries, Sports|

For the average person, a joint injury can be frustrating and disruptive to everyday life, but this disruption can go even deeper for a professional athlete. For NFL players, joint injuries are not only common, but have at times resulted in complete career ends for various players across the United States. However, recovery is often possible with [...]

The Four Most Common Sports Injuries of 2019

2019-07-31T17:19:32-05:00July 31st, 2019|Categories: Common Injuries, Sports|

In our increasingly active world, sports-related injuries are becoming more and more common. Even a minor sports injury can cause major disruption to the schedule and success of an athlete and their team. Being informed about sports injuries is one of the most effective ways to prevent them and stay at the top of your game [...]

What to Do After an ACL Tear

2019-08-27T15:08:27-05:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Common Injuries, Knee, Sports|

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the four ligaments that helps stabilize the knee, but since it has such a crucial role, it is the most commonly discussed knee injury. ACL tears are very common, and these injuries tend to occur when the knee is straightened and pivoted at the same time. ACL tears [...]

5 Common Summertime Orthopedic Injuries

2019-08-27T15:08:23-05:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: Common Injuries, Sports|

Summertime is in full swing, and that means warmer weather, outdoor adventures, and backyard sports. Unfortunately, Summer also means a plethora of possible injuries. While spending more time outdoors and being physically active is certainly great for you, it can also bring certain risks to your body. Here are some of the most common orthopedic injuries [...]

Dr. Roger Chams Thrilled to Watch 4 Chicago Red Stars Named to USWNT Roster for Women’s World Cup

2019-10-25T09:43:04-05:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Sports|

Dr. Roger Chams of the Chicago Red Stars and Illinois Bone and Joint Institute commends 4 Red Star players on being named to the 23-player squad for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Midfielder Julie Ertz, Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, Defender Tierna Davidson, and Midfielder Morgan Brian were named to the 23-player roster by head coach [...]

What is a Distal Biceps Rupture and How is it Fixed?

2019-10-25T09:43:21-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Shoulder, Sports|

You just felt a pop in your elbow and noticed that your biceps looks deformed. Now what? The tendon that may have ruptured at your elbow is called the distal bicep tendon. It connects to a segment of the radius bone called the radial tuberosity, which is near the elbow joint. A distal bicep rupture happens [...]

6 Types of Meniscus Tears

2019-07-31T15:42:49-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Knee, Sports|

  If you’ve experienced a knee injury, it’s always recommended to be looked at by a professional. Many times, the pain from an injured knee is manifested from a meniscus tear, which often times requires knee surgery. However, not all meniscal tears are exactly the same. In fact, they can differ greatly, and so can your [...]