19 09, 2022

What is arthroscopy?

2022-09-20T21:21:40+00:00September 19, 2022|Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Shoulder, Sports Medicine|

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 […]

30 08, 2022

Meet Andrew Wilke, DPT, ACSM-CEP

2022-09-20T21:21:25+00:00August 30, 2022|Pain Management, Physical Therapy, Provider|

Andrew Wilke, DPT, ACSM-CEPAndrew Wilke, DPT, ACSM-CEP, is a clinical exercise physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine. He combines hands-on therapy with individualized exercise programs to help people remain independent and meet their long-term goals.

Specialties

As part of the physical therapy team, Andrew Wilke specializes in treating major joint issues and low back pain. He helps people recover from surgery and sports injuries. […]

30 08, 2022

What causes crackling or popping noises in the knee?

2022-08-31T13:14:28+00:00August 30, 2022|Knee, Sports Medicine|

Snap, crackle, and pop! It makes a catchy slogan for a breakfast cereal. But when you hear those noises in your knee, they are a cause for concern, especially when accompanied by pain.

Some people hear sounds like crackling tissue paper when they bend or straighten their knees.

Known as crepitus, the noise occurs when air bubbles are trapped in the synovial lining of the joint. It is usually harmless. But, when the crackling sounds combine with pain, […]

30 08, 2022

Is your child’s backpack a blessing or a burden?

2022-08-31T12:28:15+00:00August 30, 2022|Injury Prevention, Youth|

It’s hard to believe that thousands of central Wisconsin students will be heading back to school with backpacks strapped to their backs. Will your child’s backpack be a burden or a blessing this year?

Many of these convenient carryalls will lead to back and neck pain.

Even the best-fitting backpack can cause health issues if it’s too full. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons […]

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, […]

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?

2022-09-20T21:22:55+00:00May 5, 2022|Injury Prevention, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine, Work Injuries|

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 […]

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