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Six Ways You Can Minimize the Risk of a Football Injury

Does your teenage son play high school football? If so, the odds are high that he will sustain some kind of injury at some point during his four years of playing. Research has shown that football is the leading cause of school sports injuries across the country.According to the National High School Sports—Related Injury Surveillance […]


Workers’ Compensation 101

Injuries at work happen, nearly 43,000 people filed claims with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation in 2015, and that number is just a fraction of all work-related injuries. If you have been injured at work you may wonder what steps need to be taken. It is important to note that almost all employees are covered under […]


Don’t Let These Common Baseball Injuries Strike You Out

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd…” There’s more to baseball than catchy tunes and unfortunately injuries happen. In fact, more than 414,000 Americans were treated for baseball related injuries in 2010 and over two thirds of those injuries happened to people who were 18 or younger. This blog […]


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All About Orthopedics

Orthopedic… Orthopaedic? You’ve probably seen this medical specialty spelled both ways. Technically both are right, Orthopedic is just a more “Americanized” version of the spelling, similar to gray and grey. Given that we are the Orthopedic & Shoulder Center, you can probably guess which spelling we prefer. However, there is more to the field of […]


Don’t Slip on Ice: Use These Tips to Stay Upright

Each year cold weather strikes, and with it comes inevitable winter injuries.  Common orthopedic injuries due to cold weather can be attributed to falling on ice or snow, shoveling snow, or other winter activities. While injuries aren’t always able to be avoided, it can be helpful to know how they commonly occur and how to […]


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Box Out these common Basketball Injuries

  Basketball is an increasingly popular sport with over 26 million Americans playing a year. If you like to “take it to the hoop”, this post is for you. From ankle sprains to hand injuries, basketball can be a dangerous sport and if you find yourself with an orthopedic injury, Dr. Lawrence Li is here […]


Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer: Holiday Mishaps

  It’s easy to get caught up in all of the excitement surrounding the holidays, but Dr. Lawrence Li and the rest of the staff at Orthopedic & Shoulder Center would like to remind you to stay safe this holiday season! Here are a few tips for you to keep in mind as you prepare […]


Are you Ready for Some Football? Tackling Orthopedic Injuries

Common Orthopedic Football Injuries It’s finally August which means that all of you football fanatics out there are counting down the days until you will be watching a game (or playing) under those Friday night lights. For all of the excitement surrounding football there is also a little bit of anxiety from parents of players […]



Get a (Hand)le on your Hand Pain: A Quick and Easy Guide

Most of the things we do with our hands come as second nature. It’s not until you have pain or an injury that you really start to realize just how much you use your hands throughout the day. There are many different injuries and other afflictions of the hand but we are going to give […]