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Thursday, July 6, 2017
The wrist pain and numbness/tingling sensation characterizing carpal tunnel syndrome undoubtedly can lead many to significantly decreased quality of life. But Dr. Uzma Rehman wants those with the condition to know that they have options, even some they might not know about. “They might not realize there are a lot of options out there for them,” said Dr. Rehman, a fellowship-trained hand surgeon. “Some might think that it’s ‘just a hand’ and they can live with the pain and discomfort, but we have a lot w...
Wednesday, July 5, 2017
Dr. Mandip Atwal has always said that it doesn’t take much. The rush of warm, seasonal weather sending more and more people outside for fun and physical activities also unfortunately sends more people seeking out their nearest emergency department after sustaining various injuries. Dr. Mandip Atwal Trauma Surgeon (click for physician info) “It only takes a second,” said Dr. Atwal, surgeon and trauma medical director with McLaren Macomb, “and many of these injuries can have serious and life-long conseque...
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars. All seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required and can be made online at mclarenmacomb.eventbrite.com or by calling (586) 239-0402 (unless otherwise noted) . Refreshments and well-lit parking provided. When hosted at McLaren Macomb, please park in the East Lot and enter through the Outpatient Entrance. Classrooms and the Medical Auditorium are on the Lower Level of the East Tower....
Monday, April 17, 2017
Many years of jogging and distance running can eventually take its toll on the body, specifically the knees, potentially leading to painful damage and, possibly, osteoarthritis. With many dedicated runners flocking to downtown Mount Clemens for the seventh annual Let’s Move Festival of Races on April 29, the thought of a medical procedure and extended time off their feet might cause these runners to forego medical advice, choosing instead for home readies or—more damaging—to “run through it.” Dr. Michae...
Monday, April 10, 2017
Physician's advice for peak performance on race day. Dr. Kurtis Kieleszewski Family medicine physician (click for physician info) With races of varying length and the drive of friendly competition, runners for the McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races strive to show up on race day prepared to turn in a personal best. Organized by the Macomb Health and Fitness Foundation, the 7th annual McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races will be held on Saturday, April 29, with proceeds donated to the Macomb Food Progra...
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Phil working out his hip, feeling pain-free From Phil, a hip replacement patient: May 2, 2016, was the start of my pain-free life. The year before, I didn’t know if I would be limping around because my ankle, knee or back was hurting. I couldn’t sit for more than 10 minutes in one spot. I’d have to shift into a different position. Worse was I couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong. One picture (X-ray) told the whole story. My left hip was worn out—bone-on-bone. This is where I meet  Dr. Kevin Hanlon . We...
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Take control of your health by attending one of McLaren Macomb’s free informational and educational seminars. All seminars are FREE to attend, but registration is required and can be made online at mclarenmacomb.eventbrite.com or by calling (586) 239-0402 (unless otherwise noted) . Refreshments and well-lit parking provided. When hosted at McLaren Macomb, please park in the East Lot and enter through the Outpatient Entrance. Classrooms and the Medical Auditorium are on the Lower Level of the East Tower....
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Thelma showed no signs of slowing down, even after celebrating her 90th birthday in October. She still runs all her own errands, visits her extended family and works outside in the summer tending to her flower garden. Thelma has always enjoyed her freedom. Which is why when that freedom was threatened, she let it be known to her doctor that she wanted to keep it. “Doing this surgery was risky at my age,” she said. “But what’s the alternative?” One Sunday morning, Thelma, who lives alone, was in her kitc...
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
For the better part of the winter, Metro Detroiters will be digging themselves out of snowfalls and blizzards until March arrives and ushers in spring. Until then, physical therapists from McLaren Macomb offer the following tips to safely combat the sometimes-physically demanding removal of a fresh snowfall. To prepare yourself prior to shoveling: • Walk or perform another activity to promote blood flow to the tissues you are about to use. • Stretch by sliding your hands down the front your thighs while...
Monday, September 26, 2016
Dr. Michael Wagner Orthopedic Surgeon (click for physician info) Michael A. Wagner, DO, has joined the medical staff at McLaren Macomb. Dr. Wagner earned his medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing before continuing his education with the completion of orthopedic surgery internship and residency programs at McLaren Macomb. He also completed a hip and knee reconstruction fellowship at The Core Institute in Phoenix. He is board eligible in orthoped...