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  • Sunday special | With part of his left leg gone, Plainfield East's Kyle Uminski has reimagined his dreams

    Sunday special | With part of his left leg gone, Plainfield East's Kyle Uminski has reimagined his dreams
    One more down. That possibility, that hope is part of what motivates him. Kyle Uminski's story likely will have a positive ending because it's the only way he knows. It will not include the college football scholarship that not long ago appeared...
  • Meniscal tears among the most common of knee injuries

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 77 years old and have knee pain that I suspect is a torn meniscus. Is there a chance it will heal on its own with rest? If not, what is involved in the surgical treatment of a meniscal tear? ANSWER: Maneuvers that forcefully...
  • Recovery time from disorder affecting nerves that control shoulder, arm and hand can vary

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was recently diagnosed with Parsonage-Turner syndrome following a rotator cuff repair. There's not much information out there. Can you tell me more about it? I'm currently going through weekly steroid infusion treatment. I have pain in...
  • Several treatment choices can help relieve symptoms of hand disorder

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes Dupuytren's contracture? I've been having trouble with my grip and was told I may have this condition. Is it treatable, or will I have it for life? ANSWER: The exact cause of Dupuytren's contracture is not known, although...
  • Self-care measures helpful, but may not be enough to resolve Achilles tendinitis

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes Achilles tendinitis? Are there things I can do at home to help it heal more quickly? ANSWER: Although Achilles tendinitis is often associated with an increase in sports activity, any increase in stress on the tendon can...
  • Surgery could be best option for biceps injury

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I recently had a non-contrast MRI which showed a biceps tendon tear. I've already tried four months of physical therapy, rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications and cortisone injections. Is surgery necessary and, if so, what does the...
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery

    When the minimally invasive procedure is warranted. Arthroscopy is a popular technique for shoulder surgery because it involves a small incision. While it used to be the case that surgeons could see the shoulder tissues better with traditional open...
  • Avoid back pain and improve balance by strengthening core muscles

    You don't have to do crunches; these simple, gentle exercises will make a big difference. It's spring, and that means you may be heading out to the golf course or backyard garden. But those activities can also have you heading to the doctor with back...
  • Could your joint pain be bursitis?

    The tip-off may be swelling near, but not in, the joints. Joint pain is a common complaint as we age, but the cause isn't always arthritis. Sometimes another condition can result in pain, stiffness, swelling, and tenderness around the joints. It's called...
  • The importance of stretching

    It's not enough to build muscle and achieve aerobic fitness. You need to think about flexibility, too. You may think of stretching as something performed only by runners or gymnasts. But we all need to stretch in order to protect our mobility and...
  • Commentary: Of 'toe buddies,' podiatrists and ibuprofen

    A few years ago my doctor called me an "under-utilizer," which I took to mean I didn't use much medicine. Today I'm an ultra-utilizer. The podiatrist's "toe-buddy" encircles my big toe. Physical therapy tape lines the bottom of my foot, and marbles to...