//Pain Management

Ease Arthritis Pain with Exercise

2017-11-27T10:28:38+00:00October 1st, 2013|Pain Management|

Arthritis is a common condition that involves inflammation of one or more joints.  It’s known to be painful, and the pain will vary depending on the location, type and severity.  When pain does flare up as a result of arthritis, […]

How to Properly Cut an Avocado Without Getting Hurt

2018-08-21T16:47:33+00:00August 21st, 2018|IBJI in the News, Pain Management|

Have you heard about accidents people are having while cutting avocados? Cutting an avocado requires a thoughtful approach if you want to avoid injury. Recently, Dr. Leon Benson, an Illinois Bone & Joint Institute hand and upper extremity surgeon, appeared on the local Fox 32 affiliate to discuss how to properly cut an avocado. Secure Cutting Board from Slipping First, you’ll need to stabilize your cutting board to prevent it from sliding around on your smooth countertop. It can sometimes help to place a dish towel underneath it to keep it in place. Some people dampen the towel first and then wring out the extra water, the goal here is to get the towel to grab the surface. Thin towels [...]

Pain Management – Techniques and Treatment

2017-11-22T09:00:47+00:00January 17th, 2012|Pain Management|

Pain comes in two basic forms chronic and acute. In most cases acute pain is a result of a sudden event like surgery, bone fractures, infections, cuts and lacerations, falls, and burns. Acute pain is normally treated by a physician immediately following the event that caused the pain. Usually the pain does not last very long, six months at the longest and it dissipates as the injury or condition heals.  […]

The Complete Guide to ACL Tears

2018-08-15T16:41:49+00:00August 15th, 2018|Orthopedics Care, Pain Management|

The ACL – what is it and how is it repaired? Below, you will find a comprehensive guide detailing the specifics of ACL tears – how to identify a potential ACL injury, proper treatment, and recommended rehabilitation of the overall knee joint. What Does the ACL Do? The ACL, or Anterior Cruciate Ligament, is vital to knee stabilization. This strong band of tissue located in the center of the knee and it connects the femur to the tibia, and is responsible for helping you run, jump, walk and play. A ligament tear can significantly impact your everyday life, so if there is suspicion of a tear, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible so that a physician can [...]