Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, team physicians for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, is pleased to offer the "Ask the Doctor" feature through our Web site. Review the orthopedic conditions and treatment content provided or submit your own orthopedic related question through the interactive form. Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush physicians will review the orthopedic only questions submitted and select those for display though this area of our Web site.
I play in a recreational baseball league. Over the past few months my shoulder has really been bothering me. Oddly enough, I have been experiencing pain when I lift my non-throwing arm and my shoulder seems to be stiff. Have I torn something?
While playing softball last week I fell hard on my hip trying to make a play in the field. It didn't seem to hurt much then, but as time has passed I have experienced increasing pain at the point of my hip. Is this something that will go away on its own?
Overpronation, Flat Feet
My 12 year old son is very active in competitive sports. Playing catcher in organized baseball, he has been experiencing both knee and hip pain. A pediatrician evaluated him and diagnosed tendonitis as a result of calcaneal valgus and pes planus. He prescribes MBA implants for both feet. Is this a good course of treatment or would you recommend an alternative?
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome - Runner's Knee
While not an avid runner I am training for a 15K. Sundays are my "long runs" in the training schedule and I noticed a lot of pain in my knee after my 7 mile run yesterday. The pain persisted through the night, as well as a grinding/popping noise when bending. It feels much better after a day or two, and I am able to run by the 3rd day. Are there stretches or braces that I can wear to help with the pain or prevent any serious injury?
Leg Length Discrepancy
My left leg is about 1/2 inch shorter than my right. I'm finding that it makes my lower back/hip sore after walking 18 holes, and my pro also thinks that it makes it difficult to turn or post into my left side. Do you have any suggestions on possible actions to try to remedy this? Thanks!
What Happened to Knicks' Guard Jeremy Lin?
I am a big basketball fan but can't keep track of all the injuries this year: What exactly happened to Jeremy Lin and how soon will he be back on the court?
Chicago Bulls - Derrick Rose - What is a Groin Injury?
I'm an avid Bulls fan and have been following the news on Rose's groin injury. What exactly is a groin injury?
Chicago Bulls Player Luol Deng Wrist Injury
Does Luol Deng from the Bulls need surgery to fix his wrist injury?
Johnny Knox Back Injury
I saw Johnny Knox's back injury on Sunday. I know he took an unusual hit, but can you explain what this type of injury it is and how long the recovery will take?
MCL Sprain Options
I was playing football in the yard with my 2 boys, was tackled, twisted my knee and down I went like Matt Forte in the recent Bears game. My knee's been swollen and really sore for a few days now. It feels different than just a bruised knee. Could this be an MCL sprain? If so what are my options?
Ask the Doctor Archive:
Are Great Toe Joint Replacements Common?
Treatment for MCL Sprain
Dangers of Soccer Headers
Treating Shin Splints
Treatment of a Wrist Injury
When to Replace Running Shoes
Pain on the Top of the Feet - Midfoot Arthritis
How to Prevent Cramping
Treatment of Distal Biceps Rupture
OCD of the Patella
Diagnosing the Degree of Severity of Rotator Cuff Tears
Problems with Heel Spurs
Ankle Replacement Surgery for Treating Arthritis
MBA Implants to Correct Flat Feet
Diagnosing the Severity of Rotator Cuff Tears
Hip Resurfacing vs. Hip Replacement
Treatment Options for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Complications from Clubfoot Correction Procedure
Sore Feet and Calves
Adolescent Athlete's Persistent Heel Pain
Bone Spurs and Ganglion Cysts
Running and Groin Strain
Sacroiliac Joint and Low Back Pain
Chronic Foot Pain
Chronic Back Pain
Excessive Ankle Popping
Hamstring Pull From a Skiing Accident
Cartilage and Meniscus Transplantation
Peroneal Tendonitis an Overuse Injury
Back Pain From Squatting and Heavy Lifting Exercises
Pain in the Lower Back
Sore Knee From Dancing
Sore Shoulders in Golfers
Thinning Knee Cartilage and Arthritis
The Long Term Affects of a Foot Sprain
Post Marathon Aches & Pains
Sharp Knee Pain and Jumper's Knee
Knee Swelling and ACL Tears
Torn or Damaged Cartilage
Knee Pain and Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBS)
Calf Cramping and Soleus Atrophy
Sciatic Nerve and Leg Pain
Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome: Shin Splints
Stretching Before Physical Activity
Hard Surfaces and Turf Toe
Injuries and Running Mechanics
Aging and Basketball Injuries
Basketball Injuries in the Female Athlete
Plantar Fascia: A Common Basketball Foot Injury
Knee Pain and Piriformis Syndrome
Localized Ankle Bursitis
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