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 [...]

Free Session Explores Knee Pain Treatment

Orthopedics Plus | March 3rd, 2015

A free ThedaCare community program is designed to help people who suffer from knee pain. Clay Canaday, DO, of ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, will facilitate “My Knee Hurts When I…” on Wed., March 25.  He will explore the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures that can help people ease their pain and get back to enjoying active [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]