Important for Everyone to Take Concussions Seriously

Orthopedics Plus | July 22nd, 2015

Before your young athletes hit the soccer or football fields to practice for their upcoming fall season, you need to talk with them about concussions. Concussions are a brain injury and can cause long-term damage. While more people are paying attention to head injuries – such as former University of Wisconsin star Chris Borman’s retirement [...]

Bear Creek Man Glad to Have Life Back

Orthopedics Plus | July 16th, 2015

John Hedtke of Bear Creek said he has his life back, thanks to two bilateral shoulder replacement surgeries. “I feel great,” said Hedtke, 67. “I can cut wood. Anything I want to do I can do.” Hedtke knew his shoulders were bad. He had been having difficulty lifting his arms, and there was pain with [...]

Staying Hydrated Key to Successful Summer Runs

Orthopedics Plus | July 7th, 2015

Summer is the ideal time to be outside – the days are extra long and there’s plenty of sun. For those exercising outside – especially those training for upcoming half-marathons or marathons this fall — it’s important to take extra precautions to stay safe. People training for half- and full-marathons need to run several times [...]

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 [...]