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Jun
01

The 3 Best Knee Exercises

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Exercise may be the last thing you want to do when you're suffering from knee pain , but it actually may benefit you in the long run . Strengthening the muscles around your joints can decrease stress on your knee and protect you from injuries. However, it's essential to focus on proper form and technique, as many movements are helpful but can do mo...
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May
01

McLean County Orthopedics: We’ve Got School Spirit

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The team at McLean County Orthopedics appreciates the opportunity to meet and care for so many of our students, athletes, and teams. We see you when you're broken and strained and have the privilege of helping you heal and get back in the game. While we would love to be in every sports directory, on the back of every shirt, and celebrate with you a...
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Apr
16

Standard MRIs vs. Open MRIs: What's the Difference?

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Doctors are sometimes unable to diagnose a condition until they perform an MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). An MRI is a noninvasive medical test that uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed pictures of the inside of your body. These imaging systems can reveal tissues, bones, and joints that can't be seen with x-rays, CT scans, or ...
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Apr
02

Treating the 3 Most Common Shoulder Injuries

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Shoulders are among the busiest joints in the body, providing versatile movement of the arms. Sustaining an injury in this area can significantly impact your regular activities, making it important to understand the causes and treat them appropriately. Shoulder injuries can result from athletic-related activities to everyday wear-and-tear with...
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Feb
28

7 Tips for Chronic Pain Management and Find Relief Now

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You might not be able to escape pain entirely, but it doesn't have to control your life . We've covered routines that may be causing your pain previously , but what about chronic pain that can be difficult to treat? Here are some helpful tips to improve your chronic pain management:   1. Use Deep Breathing Techniques. ​   Meditate and cal...
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Feb
28

How to Prevent the 3 Most Common Wrist Injuries

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With so many small bones in your hand and wrist, there are many ways to get an injury. The bones in your hands and wrists are connected through tendons, muscles, and ligaments work together to allow you to do just about everything! Our hands are one of the most used body parts we have, and even the simplest of tasks would be extremely difficult wit...
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Feb
05

5 Daily Routines That Might Be Causing You Pain

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Orthopedic injuries occur across the body and most often in athletes and older adults , but everyone is susceptible. Sometimes we get so involved in our daily routines that we might not even notice what's causing our pain. Check out these five daily activities that might be causing you orthopedic discomfort:   Common Causes of Pain ​ Typing: I...
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Feb
05

Quick, Quality Orthopedic Care at Our Overtime Injury Clinic

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If your bones, muscles, or joints are injured, bring them to MCO's Overtime Injury Clinic (OIC) and get the quick, quality care you deserve. At McLean County Orthopedics, we understand that accidents happen and when they do, they make life even more stressful. That's why we offer the OIC, a walk-in injury clinic with extended hours dedicated solely...
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Jan
17

Discovering the 4 Major Joint Pain Causes and Finding Relief

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As we go throughout our daily activities, we often forget how much strain we put on our bodies. Normally, we associate joint pain causes with the aging process, but sometimes it can be a signal of a more serious underlying condition. Although this pain is frustrating and uncomfortable, it can lead us to determine what may be wrong internally. Often...
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Dec
29

The Only Place To Go Is Up: Managing Your Post-Surgery Pain for Recovery

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In need of a hip, knee, or shoulder replacement and worried about post-surgery pain? Never fear! Your comfort is a top priority for MCO's highly skilled surgeons . We'll make every effort to provide you with the best care possible. However, there are also some things you can do on your own to achieve relief. Don't let your pain control you; check o...
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Dec
29

5 Ways to Stop Carpal Tunnel Pain Without Surgery

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Carpal Tunnel is a common condition that consists of numbness, tingling, weakness, and pain caused by increased pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. This nerve runs from your elbow to your hand through a small gap in your wrist referred to as the "carpal tunnel." The pressure can be caused by pregnancy, a variety of illnesses such as hypothyr...
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Dec
18

The Four Reasons You Have Joint Pain and Where to Find Relief

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 Joints are what connect your bones to one another. They are crucial to your body's functionality by allowing your bones to move freely. The main joints include the shoulders, hips, elbows, and knees. Many people suffer from joint pain, which can have a tremendous effect on their ability to perform daily activities. Causes Explained  Join...
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Nov
27

Win Dinner at Your Door: A Chance for Free Hello Fresh

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  Rest those tired bones. Dinner's on us for a week! McLean County Orthopedics loves treating our patients, especially during the holiday times. This season, your family will be busy visiting relatives, traveling, and opening LOTS of presents, but we're here to give you another gift. Enter to win this sweepstake for a chance to win a box meal ...
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Nov
20

Thankful for Health: Thinking Right When You’re Feeling Wrong

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It's easy to exercise and go about your daily activities when you're in good health. But exercise is the first thing we drop when we aren't feeling our best. We often forget how fortunate we are until something starts going wrong. However, when we sprain, pull, tear, or break something , our smiles quickly fade. It can be physically and emotionally...
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Nov
06

Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy: Knowing the Difference

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Occupational therapy and physical therapy are often used interchangeably. These two distinct types of orthopedic treatment require many of the same skills but are entirely different in their approaches to clinical treatment. To begin, it's essential to understand how physical therapy and occupational therapy are similar. Both treatments provide dir...
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Sep
08

McLean County Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. Shaun A. Kink, M.D., Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, to Our Team

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​ McLean County Orthopedics is pleased to welcome Shaun A. Kink, M.D. to their local medical team. He is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle treatment and handles an array of orthopedic conditions that impact the lower extremities. Before pursuing his medical degree from Michigan State University , Dr. Kink earned a Doctora...
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Oct
11

McLean County Orthopedics Sponsoring 2016 Jingle Bell Run

McLean County Orthopedics is proud and glad to sponsor this year's Jingle Bell Run to conquer arthritis. Arthritis is an informal way of referring to joint pain or disease and affects more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. The Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure...
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Aug
05

New MCO Doctor Available for Physicals

Need a last minute Sports Physical for your student athlete? Look no further! Dr. Wendell Becton, MD, CAQSM, has joined the McLean County Orthopedics team and is available for your last minute Sports Physical.  Dr. Becton is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine, and has extensive experience in the field. Sports Physicals are ...
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Jul
26

The Oasis MRI Has Arrived!

The Oasis MRI Has Arrived!
McLean County Orthopedics is excited that our new, state-of-the-art open MRI was delivered and placed into our new location at the Center for Integrated Wellness! The new Oasis open MRI has a 270˚ unobstructed view, allowing the patient to look around the room during their scan. This open MRI is perfect for everyone, including patients wi...
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Jun
16

McLean County Orthopedics' 40th Birthday

It is McLean County Orthopedics’ Birthday, but you get the presents! Join us in celebrating our 40 th year serving Central Illinois with 50% off Normal CornBelters tickets for the June 21 st game! Enjoy free popcorn, buy-one-get-one hot dogs, birthday cupcakes from Hy-Vee in Bloomington, giveaways, and baseball! Print this coupon and present it at the CornBelters Box Office to rece...
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May
03

Putting Cement in a Broken Bone

By Craig Carmichael, MD, McLean County Orthopedics http://www.healthycellsmagazine.com Doctor, my mom fell six weeks ago, and her pain has been excruciating. She moved into a nursing home because she cannot walk, and she is deteriorating rapidly,” describes the family of a patient with a spinal compression fracture. The good news? This patient was treated with a simple outpatient p...
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Feb
25

Trigger Finger: Anatomy of a Simple Machine - Part 1

By Alexander Germanis at http://www.healthycellsmagazine.com/   Classified by scientists during the Renaissance, a simple machine was defined to be any basic mechanism that used leverage to multiply force on a object. There were six simple machines placed in this category, one of which is used by everyone on a daily basis: the pulley.   Although that simple machine helps ...
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Feb
12

Putt Putt For Progress!

Join Us on February 27 at 5 pm for some family putt-putt fun! McLean County Orthopedics is excited to be a Hole-in-One Sponsor for the Easter Seals! Easter Seals provides exceptional services to ensure that all people with disabilities or special needs and their families have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play in their communities. Be an angel of change. You can chan...
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Oct
20

Joint Pain? Does It Restrict Your Daily Activities?

Do you have joint pain that interferes with your daily activities? Have you almost met your deductible for 2015? Depending on your insurance plan, your treatment may be fully covered if completed before the end of the year. Call us to schedule an appointment to learn about your options. You may not need surgery, but treatment for pain management or a course of physical therapy coul...
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Oct
20

New Wellness Center Update

The Center for Integrated Wellness is more than a year away from opening but, you can already visualize the collaboration that will happen under one roof in the space being built. The center is 106,000-square-foot and is under construction just north of Central Illinois Regional Airport and south of McGraw Park. The structural steel is at least 95% complete and this is after only t...
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Jul
08

Groundbreaking 2015

The Center for Integrated Wellness groundbreaking About 150 people gathered Monday afternoon as representatives of McLean County Orthopedics, Method Sports Performance, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Sequoia Wellness and Signet Enterprises spoke and held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Center for Integrated Wellness in Bloomington. The project calls for a $35 million, 105,000...
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Jul
08

It's Official...

McLean County Orthopedics has been named the official Orthopedic Physician Group of Bloomington/Normal Cornbelters! MCO is also pleased to be a sponsor of our local Cornbelters! Come enjoy a game at the Cornbelters Stadium. Get your tickets here.
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Jul
08

New Center Will Bring Customized Care, Connected Medical Services, And Preventative Programs Focused

Bloomington, IL – A new Center for Integrated Wellness will bring together multiple health and wellness services into a new $35 million, 105,000 square foot facility to help the community get healthy and stay well. The center will consist of a medically-based fitness center, a sports performance institute, an imaging center, an orthopedic center of excellence, physician offices, an...
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Jun
09

Main Office

McLean County Orthopedics 2502 E. Empire St. Bloomington, IL 61704 Office Number: (309) 663-6461
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