Work Injuries Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

A work injury can leave you out of the workplace for months, and the costs can add up. With care from the Orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago, you can receive treatment for your work injury with reports for worker’s compensation. To schedule a diagnostic appointment shortly after an injury happens on the job, call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers or book online today.

Work Injuries Q & A

What are work injuries?

Work injuries are damages to your body that happen while you’re on the job. Any place of employment has unique risks for certain injuries, like carpal tunnel for people who work on a computer or shoulder impingement for painters. However, unanticipated injuries can happen in the workplace, too. 


One distinct factor in workplace injuries as opposed to injuries that happen on your personal time is worker’s compensation. It’s a type of insurance that every employer carries that covers the medical costs and the expenses of missed work due to work injuries. 


To access worker’s compensation, you must report the injury right away while on the job, and you must be unimpaired by alcohol or drugs when the injury happened. You must also get an independent medical examination so you get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for your injury. 

What are some common work injuries?

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers provides individualized care and recovery services for many of the most common musculoskeletal work injuries. Jobs that are physically demanding or involve repeated movements have an especially high risk for injuries, such as:


  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Tendinitis
  • Cartilage damage


During your first visit to Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers, your providers evaluate the injury with a physical exam. They might also perform other tests, like X-ray imaging, to view the damaged tissues and make their diagnosis. 

How are work injuries treated?

Treating a work injury requires a strategy of treatment and rehabilitation that restores full function of the injured body part and gets you back on the job as soon as possible. Your orthopaedists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers start your treatment with a conservative approach. In many cases, you can treat and recover from a work injury without surgery.

Your work injury treatment might consist of:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Casts or braces
  • Steroid injections
  • Prescription medications
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Orthopaedic surgery


If you need surgery for a work injury, the orthopaedic surgeons at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers specialize in arthroscopic, computer-assisted, and open surgery techniques of various kinds. 

To schedule a professional medical examination for work injuries, call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers or schedule an appointment online today.

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Joint Replacement

Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.

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Fractures

More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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