Warm Up Key Part of Run

Orthopedics Plus | May 20th, 2015

One of the biggest mistakes I see runners make is forgetting to stretch. If they’re outside, they often just head down the driveway and go, or if they are inside, they hop on the treadmill and hit start. They completely forget to warm-up. Warming up is important because it prepares your body for the workout [...]

Clintonville Woman Able to Use Arms Again, Thanks to ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus

Orthopedics Plus | May 19th, 2015

Three weeks ago, Bonnie Ferg of Clintonville was able to hold her 3-year-old grandson. It was the first time since last December she was able to hold him properly. “He put his head on my shoulder and said ‘You back. You back,’” she recalled. “It was a big deal to me.” Ferg, 56, is a [...]

Free Session Explores Knee Pain Treatment

Orthopedics Plus | April 30th, 2015

A free ThedaCare community program is designed to help people who suffer from knee pain. David Conrad, MD, and Douglas Connor, MD, with ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, will facilitate “My Knee Hurts When I…” on Mon., May 18.  They will explore the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help people ease their pain and get [...]

Battling Pain from Shin Splints

Orthopedics Plus | April 17th, 2015

Shin splints are common to most runners and even some walkers. Shin splints is the pain along the tibia – or the large bone in the front of your lower leg. The muscles and tendons around the bone can become sensitive and painful when they are overworked. While anyone can get them, shin splints are [...]

Time is Now to Kick Off Your 5K Training

Orthopedics Plus | March 20th, 2015

Even though it doesn’t look like it outside, spring will soon be here. And just as flowers start appearing so do 5k fundraising runs and walks. For example, ThedaCare Foundation-New London hosts the annual Wolf River Sturgeon Shuffle on April 25 and the American Cancer Society holds the Sole Burner 5k walk/run to fight cancer in [...]

Interval Training Amps Up Your Workout

Orthopedics Plus | February 18th, 2015

If you are looking to shake up your fitness regimen or start a new one, interval training can make a big difference. It is a great way to burn more calories in less time while improving your cardio fitness. Simply put, interval training is alternating bursts of intense activity with segments of lighter activity. For [...]

ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Physician to Provide Full Pain Care

Orthopedics Plus | January 21st, 2015

Paul Hoell, MD, will now be offering full pain management solutions at ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus in New London. He is board-certified in anesthesia and specializes in techniques for managing acute and chronic pain issues. Dr. Hoell received his bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He earned his medical degree at the Medical [...]

How Long Does it Take to Recover from Hip Replacement Surgery?

Orthopedics Plus | December 11th, 2014

My mother is having her hip replaced. How long will the recovery take? Hip replacement surgery is a major operation and it is good that your mother has you to help her through the recovery.  Before your mother has surgery, she will be evaluated by a nurse care manager who will educate her about the [...]

Hip Replacement Doesn’t Slow Kaukauna Man in Half-Marathon

Orthopedics Plus | October 2nd, 2014

An avid walker who has completed 35 full-marathons and six half-marathons, Jerry Brien didn’t let a hip replacement slow him down. He finished the recent ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus Half-Marathon in the Fox Cities. “I had one question before I got my new hip back in February: Will I be able to continue my walking routine?” [...]

Free Post-Marathon Injury Clinic Offered

Orthopedics Plus | September 16th, 2014

After finishing a Community First Fox Cities Marathon event, some runners and walkers may have a few aches and pains they want checked out. ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus is offering a free marathon injury assessment clinic from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Sept. 24, to all participants in the full marathon, half marathon, relay marathon [...]