Dr. Li’s Health Tip

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Lawrence Li will provide a monthly health tip which you can read up on below. For more information on Dr. Lawrence Li and his practice, check out his website HERE

Dr. Lawrence Li and the Orthopedic & Shoulder Center is located at 2200 Fort Jesse Road, Suite 250 in Normal. 

You can also give him a call at 309-888-9800. 

Ryan had the chance to meet with Dr. Lawrence Li of the Orthopedic & Shoulder Center earlier today for a knee examination.

If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, Dr. Lawrence Li can help! You can contact Dr. Li at 309-888-9800. Check out the video below!

Health Tip #3

Health Tip on preventing Spring Injuries 

 

After a cold winter, everyone is excited to go outside and enjoy their favorite outdoor activities.  Spring is a common season for injuries so follow these tips to stay healthy. 

 

1,   Whether you are running, biking, or even power walking, ease into it gradually.  Slowly increase the intensity and duration of the activity.   

2,  Warm up and stretch first.  Take 5-10 minutes to stretch out your muscles before you start to prevent muscle and tendon strains.  Cool down and stretch to improve your recovery. 

3, If you do get hurt, try RICE. 

Rest– sometimes this is all that is needed for recovery 

Ice– to decrease swelling and minimize inflammation 

Compression– apply compression to decrease the swelling 

Elevate keep the injured part above the heart to decrease swelling 

If you do get hurt, call Dr. Lawrence Li’s office, and they will try their best to get you in right away so you can start feeling better.  Referrals are not necessary. 

Health Tip #2

It’s easy to hurt your shoulder stretching for something, reaching high or behind you. Here are some tips to avoid shoulder problems.

  1. Try to minimize the time you work with your arms above your shoulder or over your head.

  2. Use a stool so you stand taller, and don’t have to raise your arms as much.

  3. Carry and lift objects close to your body, instead of having your arms stretched out. This lessens the strain on your shoulders.

  4. Stretch and exercise your shoulders and arms on a daily basis to keep them healthy.

If you hurt your shoulder, call Dr. Li, and his office will try their best to get you in right away. Referrals are not necessary

Health Tip #1 

Health Tip to protect against falls on the ice. 

Slipping on ice is common this time of year, and can lead to wrist and elbow injuries from trying to catch ourselves, as well as knee and ankle injuries from twisting.  Here are some things that you can do to avoid injuries. 

1. Wear shoes or boots that has soles which provide traction. 

2. Sprinkle salt or sand on the driveway and sidewalks. 

3. Walk flatfooted like a penguin to widen your base and keep your center of gravity forward.  Use your arms to balance and focus on where you are walking. 

If you do get hurt, call Dr. Li, and his office will try their best to get you in right away.  Referrals are not necessary. 

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