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 [...]

Free Session Explores Knee Pain Treatment

Orthopedics Plus | September 15th, 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 Tues., October 14 He will explore the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help people ease [...]

Program Focuses on Foot and Ankle Pain Solutions

Orthopedics Plus | September 8th, 2014

People rely on their feet every day. Sometimes they forget how much their feet do for them until they start to hurt. People can attend a free ThedaCare session on Tues., Oct. 7, “Living with Foot and Ankle Pain,” and learn about the latest surgical and non-surgical options to help their feet feel better. A [...]

Dynamic Warm-Up and Stretching

Amy Flick, MPT, OCS | September 1st, 2014

Stretching is very important for runners. Flexibility exercises maintain optimal joint mobility, which in turn allows for improved distribution of forces across joint surfaces. Stretching and warming up properly can decrease your injury risk. But—when is the best time to stretch? Static stretching (in which you hold a position for a period of time) is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]