Will Insoles Help my Plantar Fasciitis?

Orthopedics Plus | August 5th, 2014

I have plantar fasciitis. Will using insoles help? Plantar fasciitis is often caused by a tight Achilles tendon that then alters your foot mechanics and puts stress on the origin of the plantar fascia, which is on the bottom of the foot and originates from the bottom of the heel bone. This leads to inflammation, [...]

Preparing is Important to Obstacle-Type Events

Orthopedics Plus | June 30th, 2014

Deb Tendick of Appleton is ready to take on the Warrior Princess Mud Run, held Oct. 4 at Mosquito Hill Nature Center in New London. “None of us have done anything like this before so we are just expecting to be tired and dirty at the end,” said Tendick, who has teamed up with some [...]

Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain While Golfing?

Orthopedics Plus | June 25th, 2014

Q: I love playing golf, but am now having shoulder pain when I swing the club. Any idea why? A: Swinging a club with a sore shoulder is no fun. Shoulder injuries – along with low back, wrist, and elbow – are the most common injuries for golf players. The first step is to determine [...]

Free Session Explores Knee Pain Treatment

Orthopedics Plus | May 14th, 2014

A free ThedaCare community program is designed to help people who suffer from knee pain. David Conrad, MD, a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, will facilitate the “My Knee Hurts When I …” session on Mon., June 9. He will explore the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help people ease [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 12: Wrapping It All Up

Orthopedics Plus | May 6th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Twelve weeks ago, we were in the throes of winter and sports fans were waiting for the Winter Olympics to start. Now, spring has finally made its arrival – we hope – and many sports fans are tuned into the Milwaukee Brewers. A lot of change [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 12: Event Training Helps Boost Step Numbers

Orthopedics Plus | April 28th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations You would think training for an athletic event would make it easy to hit 10,000 steps every day. That’s not necessarily the case. “My running stride is much longer than my average; I thought I would have more steps from my runs, but that’s Ok,” says [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 11: Co-workers Share Ideas, Inspire Each Other to Keep Moving

Orthopedics Plus | April 25th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Working on a project – even if it’s improving our health – is easier when done in the group. That’s what four women at the ThedaCare Center for Healthcare Value discovered by participating in the Pedometer Challenge. Center employees participating in the 12-week Challenge include Sara [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 10: New Participants Join In

Orthopedics Plus | April 16th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations With just a few weeks left in the Pedometer Challenge, sponsored by ThedaCare and ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, I decided to open it up to some of the readers following the participants’ successes — and challenges – on Facebook. I posted the offer on ThedaCare and ThedaCare [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 9: Little Changes Can Add Up

Orthopedics Plus | April 8th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Life sometimes gets in the way of our plans to exercise daily. Lisa Malak of WFRV Channel 5 and her husband, Rookie of WDUZ 107.5 FM, know that all too well. With busy jobs, 6-year-old twins, and family health issues, getting up and moving isn’t always [...]

Wearing Flip Flops May Not Be Your Best Option

Orthopedics Plus | April 2nd, 2014

As spring slowly arrives, more and more people are swapping their boots for flip flops. While flip flops are great to wear to the pool or on the beach, wearing them for a prolonged period of time can lead to foot pain and problems. While stylish and comfortable, flip flops offer very little support for [...]