Warming Up Vital Before Runs

Orthopedics Plus | October 15th, 2015

Doing a proper warm-up is essential when it comes to running, but not everyone takes the few minutes to actually do it. Some runners say they don’t need to warm-up or don’t have the time, but warming up is vital – it sets you up for a successful run and helps prevent injuries. Warming up [...]

Free Session Explores Knee Pain Treatment

Orthopedics Plus | October 6th, 2015

A free ThedaCare community program is designed to help people who suffer from knee pain. Brett Young, MD, orthopedic surgeon, with ThedaCare Orthopedic Care, will facilitate “I Need Help with My Knee Pain” on Thurs., Oct. 29.  He will explore the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help people ease their pain and get [...]

Right Gear Necessary as Temperatures Drop

Orthopedics Plus | October 1st, 2015

Fall is here and that means a change for people who exercise outside – whether that means additional layers of clothing or fewer hours of daylight to run, walk or bike. Wearing the right gear is important to your outdoor workout and can make a difference in your performance. Here are some tips to help [...]

Find Remedies for Shoulder Pain Relief

Orthopedics Plus | September 23rd, 2015

A free ThedaCare community program is designed to help people who experience shoulder pain when doing their favorite activities.  Eric Erickson, MD, orthopedic surgeon; with ThedaCare Orthopedic Care, will facilitate “Man! My Shoulder Hurts”, on Wed., Oct. 14.  He will discuss the common causes of shoulder pain and how to get the relief you need. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]