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Shoulder Sprains

Shoulder Sprains Shoulder sprains are painful injuries that can occur from a fall or traumatic injury.  If you think you may have suffered a shoulder sprain, Dr. Lawrence Li and the staff at the Orthopedic and Shoulder Center can help you.  Dr. Li is a Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon and is experienced in treating all kinds of […]



Orthopedic Laser Therapy – An Innovative Treatment

           Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy or Cold Laser Therapy, uses light from a laser to provide drug free, non-invasive pain relief.  The laser unit uses a light emitting diode to produce a focused beam of light at a specific wavelength.  This laser beam is then directed at the […]


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 […]


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 […]