3 08, 2022

Is foam rolling right for you?

2022-08-12T21:45:01+00:00August 3, 2022|Lifestyle, Physical Therapy|

If you’ve visited a gym, walked through a sports store, or watched fitness videos online, you’ve probably seen an image of someone using a foam roller.

Are foam rollers beneficial recovery tools for muscles?

Some studies have found foam rollers relax muscles and help prevent delayed onset muscle soreness.

If you’re a serious athlete, a weekend warrior, or an occasional fitness buff, you’ve probably experienced the condition first-hand.

According to the National Library of […]

25 07, 2022

Meet Casey Lagan, MD

2022-08-08T13:11:18+00:00July 25, 2022|Joint Replacement, Meet the Team, Sports Medicine|

Casey Lagan, MD, Orthopedic SurgeonCasey Lagan, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who sees patients at Bone & Joint clinics in Medford and Wausau, Wisconsin.

Dr. Lagan treats a variety of conditions and injuries by providing general and surgical orthopedic care. He specializes in:

  • Joint replacements in the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand and […]
30 06, 2022

My tailbone hurts. What can I do to relieve the pain?

2022-06-30T01:37:48+00:00June 30, 2022|Fractures, Neck & Back, Pain Management|

Sometimes, people think it is funny to pull a chair out from under someone as they sit down. If this prank has ever happened to you, you know too well what tailbone pain feels like.

These compression injuries cause pressure on the coccyx or tailbone. At best, the injury is a bruise. Other times it’s a more serious fracture. Since you cannot put your tailbone in a sling, […]

30 06, 2022

What is arthroscopy?

2022-06-30T02:57:36+00:00June 30, 2022|Uncategorized|

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It allows orthopedic surgeons to look inside the body. Providers can diagnose and repair injuries to the joints or the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage in the body.

During the surgery, the surgeon makes a series of button-hole-sized incisions near the injured or diseased area. Then the surgeon inserts a thin tube holding a micro-camera into each incision. As the surgeon guides the camera through the affected area, the […]

29 06, 2022

Use Fireworks Safely. Stay Independent this Fourth of July

2022-07-04T15:29:28+00:00June 29, 2022|Injury Prevention|

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Fireworks and the 4th of July go together like brats and buns.

But, lighting the sky up at home has its risks.

An explosive injury can lead to the loss of independence and, in worse-case scenarios, the loss of life.

According to the National Safety Council, 17 people died, and more than 12,000 people were injured by fireworks in […]

5 05, 2022

What is tendonitis?

2022-05-05T14:39:41+00:00May 5, 2022|Uncategorized|

Tendonitis is a condition that describes the inflammation of the tendon.

Tendons are collagen-fiber tissues that connect the bones and muscles, which allow the body to move. There are thousands of tendons in the body. They allow each joint of the body to bend, flex, or rotate during movement.

As the tendon becomes inflamed, it swells and causes pain and stiffness during movement. Usually, people feel tendonitis pain near the joint. It’s often confused with arthritis.

Tennis […]

5 05, 2022

Meet Lisa Machotka, DPT

2022-05-05T18:09:40+00:00May 5, 2022|Uncategorized|

Lisa Machotka, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint’s physical therapy center in Plover.

Lisa helps people of all ages overcome muscular imbalances and motor impairments that affect their ability to work, play sports, or enjoy life. She helps people continue their best quality of life by helping to minimize the effects of limiting spinal conditions. Lisa has a special interest in caring for people who deal with complex conditions […]

5 05, 2022

Socks are important to foot health

2022-05-05T14:24:05+00:00May 5, 2022|Uncategorized|

Summer is coming and with it comes the temptation to skip the socks and just slip on the boat shoes, sneakers, or sandals. But wearing socks is important for foot health.

Consider these five facts before ditching your socks.

Socks absorb moisture.

And your feet create a lot of moisture. With over 250,000 sweat glands, your feet can create over two cups (500 ML) of sweat each day. That’s a lot of bacteria-filled sogginess in a warm, […]

29 03, 2022

Avoid these 12 Common Workout Mistakes

2022-03-29T22:35:06+00:00March 29, 2022|Lifestyle|

Are you making any of these common workout mistakes in your routine?

Whether you’re a dedicated runner, weightlifter, or cross trainer, even just a few common workout mistakes can derail your progress.

The wrong habits can slow you down, set you back, and increase your risk of injury. Check out a dozen of the most common workout mistakes below and see if they are interfering with your physical fitness routine.

#1 Not taking a rest or recovery day […]



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