Treating Chronic Knee Pain

Acute knee pain is pretty common — most of us have experienced at least mild knee pain after a day of strenuous activity. And in those cases, painful symptoms usually go away after a little rest and maybe an ice pack or two. Now imagine having knee pain on a regular basis — or even…. read more

3 Ways to Reduce Hip Pain

Search online for “causes of hip pain,” and you’re bound to find a lot of different answers. That’s because hip joints are complex, and they’re also get a lot of use. Every time you sit down, stand up, take a step, climb stairs, or twist your torso, you use your hips. And if they’re irritated,…. read more

How to Prevent Shoulder Pain with Exercise

Sometimes, it can feel like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders — literally. Shoulder pain can occur at any age, along with related symptoms like stiffness and immobility. But like other joint-related problems, it tends to be more common among athletes and older people. Is it possible to prevent shoulder pain…. read more

Dr. Van Thiel presented on cartilage restoration at the Chicago Sports Medicine Meeting

Dr. Van Thiel recently presented on cartilage restoration techniques in the knee at the Chicago Sports Medicine Symposium.  He also moderated surgeries on complex knee ligament cases.  Overall, a great weekend.  See the presentation with a voice over in the link below. https://rb.gy/cfb770   Dr. Van Thiel treats patients from all over Wisconsin and Illinois…. read more

Dr. Van Thiel is part of the Chicago Blackhawks Medical Network

Read the attached article about Dr. Van Thiel’s involvement with the Chicago Blackhawk Medical Network. https://www.beckersspine.com/sports-medicine/item/46998-3-orthoillinois-physicians-continue-blackhawks-partnership.html?oly_enc_id=8575B5189545E4C   Dr. Van Thiel treats patients from all over Wisconsin and Illinois including Rockford, Elgin, Huntley, Dekalb, Crystal Lake, Barrington, McHenry, Beloit and Algonquin.

Stretches to Ease Hip Pain

Hip pain may not be quite as common as knee pain, but that doesn’t make it any less painful. Like any other joint, your hip joints benefit from regular exercise to keep them strong and flexible. Even if you already have hip pain, research shows exercise may dramatically delay the need for some types of…. read more


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Life changing patient stories

Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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