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Maximize Your Health Benefits Before Year-End | Orthopedic Tips Aug 1st, 2024

As the summer winds down and we head into the final months of the year, it's the perfect time to think about how to make the most of your health benefits before they reset. Many insurance plans operate on a calendar year basis, meaning if you don't use your benefits...

Hydration & Joint Health: The Connection You Need to Know Jul 9th, 2024

July is here, bringing the heat and a reminder to stay hydrated. But did you know that hydration is not only crucial for beating the summer sun but also for maintaining healthy joints? At Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, we’re diving deep into how staying hydrated can support your joint health, exploring...

Stay in the Game: Summer Sports Safety Tips to Prevent Injuries Jun 1st, 2024

Summer is the season for sunshine, fun, and plenty of sports activities. Whether you’re hitting the soccer field, joining a softball league, or enjoying a casual game of pickleball, it’s the perfect time to be active. However, the increase in activity also raises the risk of sports-related injuries. The orthopedic...

Building Stronger Bones for Life: Celebrate Healthy Bones Month May 2nd, 2024

May shines a spotlight on an often-overlooked aspect of health—our bones. During Healthy Bones Month, we're reminded that no matter your age, the health of your bones is crucial to leading a full and active life. From little ones jumping rope to seniors enjoying a stroll, strong bones form the...

Bloom Without Gloom: Gardening Without The Aches. 7 Tips To Prevent Gardening Injuries. Apr 2nd, 2024

Gardening Without Aches - Orthopedic Tips for Enthusiasts   Spring has sprung, and for many of us in Northwest Indiana, that means it's time to get our hands dirty in the garden. But, nothing puts a damper on your green thumb quite like the aches and pains that can come after...

Spring Into Action: How to Prepare Muscles for Outdoor Activities Mar 13th, 2024

Ah, spring! It's like nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" But before you dive into all the outdoor fun and games, let's talk about getting those muscles of yours ready. After all, your muscles have probably been in a bit of hibernation mode, right? Well, it's time to shake off...

Navigating Insurance Changes in the New Year Jan 25th, 2024

In this blog post, we'll explore key topics such as deductibles, out-of-pocket expenses, referrals, and procedure coverage to help you navigate the potential complexities associated with insurance changes in the new year. Understanding Deductibles and Out-of-Pocket Expenses: One of the essential aspects of your health insurance is the deductible. This...

Winter Orthopedic Safety Guide: Navigating Cold-Weather Challenges Dec 1st, 2023

As the winter chill sets in, so does the potential for orthopedic injuries. Fear not, we're here to guide you through a pain-free season with expert tips from our Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. John Pomponi. Let's explore how to sidestep those winter-related orthopedic issues and ensure you stay...

Managing Work Injuries: Orthopedic Care and Conservative Treatment Methods Nov 3rd, 2023

Workplace injuries can lead to a range of orthopedic issues, including knee pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Knowing how to properly receive treatment through your employer is crucial for a speedy recovery and a successful return to work. In this blog post, we will explore effective orthopedic care options,...

Dislocated Your Shoulder? Take These Steps Immediately Mar 2nd, 2023

As your body’s most mobile joint, you rely on your shoulder to throw and reach. The ball-and-socket joint is impressively flexible, and you use it every day.  Shoulder dislocations are among the most common sports injuries and can affect athletes at all levels. Not all dislocated shoulders happen in sports,...

What Causes Lymphedema? Feb 6th, 2023

Swollen limbs or other parts of your body may feel stiff or heavy. Lymphedema, which causes this swelling, happens when your lymphatic system malfunctions, causing fluid, toxins, and proteins to accumulate in your tissues.  The lymphatic system plays an essential role in immunity. It includes a network of vessels and...

Avoid These Foods to Keep Your Gout Under Control Jan 12th, 2023

Most people are familiar with the two most common forms of arthritis, which are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But these are far from the only varieties of painful joint conditions.  Gout is a relatively common form of arthritis you might not know as much about. If you have gout, you...

How Viscosupplementation Can Alleviate Your Knee Pain Dec 1st, 2022

Knee pain is common, particularly in people with osteoarthritis. It’s a common form of arthritis involving wear-and-tear damage in your joints that can lead to stiffness, pain, and immobility. No matter who you are, it’s difficult not to use your knee joints.  Viscosupplementation is an excellent treatment option, specifically for pain...

What Every Athlete Should Know About Injury Prevention Nov 1st, 2022

You're always at risk of injuries while playing sports or exercising. Even non-contact sports put you at risk, even if you take the necessary steps to protect yourself. But that doesn’t mean you should give up on sports or fall out of shape with a more sedentary lifestyle. Our team of...

Healthy Habits That Support Your Shoulder Oct 1st, 2022

If you’ve ever injured your shoulder, you know that a shoulder injury, like a rotator cuff tear or impingement, can involve a lengthy recovery with costly and inconvenient complications along the way. It quickly becomes apparent just how much you rely on your shoulder joints when you experience the pain and immobility...

A Closer Look At Your Knee Anatomy (And What Can Go Wrong) Sep 1st, 2022

Knee pain, especially if it’s persistent or comes with weakness, is a sign of a problem. The worse it becomes, the more likely a knee injury or condition is to disrupt your ability to walk or stand. While you might not initially understand what happened inside your knee to cause pain, swelling,...

What’s Involved in Physical Therapy? Aug 1st, 2022

Various orthopedic conditions and injuries, which often happen due to falls or during sports, benefit from physical therapy throughout the recovery. Physical therapy can also help you recover after surgery or avoid surgery altogether. There are countless benefits of physical therapy, and its importance in orthopedic medicine is undeniable.  Still, many people...

5 Tips for Recovery After a Rotator Cuff Injury Jul 1st, 2022

The group of muscles that controls the majority of your shoulder’s movements is called the rotator cuff. You can thank it for allowing you to reach upward and outward and lift objects.  Rotator cuff injuries, like rotator cuff tears, are the most common causes of shoulder pain. For many people, a rotator...

Here’s How Diabetes Affects Your Feet Jun 1st, 2022

Diabetes can cause significant issues for your feet, several of which can become severe enough to lead to amputation. Learning about the connection between diabetes and your feet helps you be more prepared and diligent about dealing with issues that arise, no matter how small they may seem at first. ...

PRP Treatment: How Your Own Blood Can Help Treat Your Chronic Foot Pain May 25th, 2022

The foot is a particularly bothersome place for chronic pain. In fact, chronic pain in the foot may impact your ability to walk or stand comfortably. If you’re an athlete and don’t have a solution for your chronic foot pain, you can say goodbye to the speed and agility you...

What You Should Know About Outpatient Joint Replacements Apr 26th, 2022

You might assume that a surgery as extensive as a joint replacement would require a hospital stay of at least a few days. In reality, this isn’t always the case.  Thanks to advancements in surgical techniques and technology, outpatient joint replacements offer considerable benefits compared to inpatient surgeries of the...