Have you ever been walking with friends and hit a low spot? You felt your foot curl under, felt the searing pain, and just knew that you had sprained your ankle.
If you’ve not had that experience, you’re one of the lucky ones. Nearly 25,000 people of all ages sprain their ankles in the USA every day.
It’s easy to do. Whether you walk off the side of a curb, step wrong on a rustic trail, or quickly change direction while playing basketball, volleyball, or tag. It’s easy to pull and twist the ligaments in your ankle.
From the jump ball that starts the game until the final buzzer, basketball sends ten players sprinting and dribbling up and down the court to sink a basket.
All the jumping, running and changing direction can take its toll on players’ bodies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Statistics Reports, based on 2011 to 2014 data, basketball injuries topped the list of injuries (343,000) for people between the ages of 15 and 24 and ranked third (264,000) for players who were 25 years old and older.
Basketball’s fast-pace puts players at risk for many types […]
Jeffrey Martin, DO, is an orthopaedic surgeon who offers general orthopaedic care for foot, ankle, hip, knee, elbow, and shoulder conditions. In addition to Dr. Martin’s interest in sports medicine and fracture care. He performs total joint replacements and reconstructive surgery at both, Bone & Joint’s Surgery Center and Aspirus Hosptial.
As a doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), Dr. Martin can detect subtle misalignments of the bones and joints caused by inflammation, scar tissue or muscle tightness. Using osteopathic manipulative techniques, Dr. Martin can apply pressure to the muscles at specific points to help release tension […]
On the way to work, Jane stepped off her porch. She didn’t notice the clear black ice at the base of her steps. Her right leg went out from under her as her left leg stayed on the step. She heard the pop as she felt the crack. Jane couldn’t move. She yelled for help as searing pain tore through her knee. Fortunately, her neighbor heard her cries for help. He rushed to her side and called 9-1-1. A medical exam confirmed that Jane had broken her knee cap and had torn all the ligaments in her knee.
Shauna Christopherson is an advanced practice nurse prescriber who is board certified as a family practice nurse practitioner. Shauna provides general orthopedic care to people of all ages. She has a special interest in sports-related injuries, fracture management and the treatment of acute back pain.
Christopherson provides Walk-In Care Services in Wausau
Shauna, along with other providers, staff Bone & Joint’s Walk-In Care Center. She cares for people who have non-emergency injuries or illnesses such as:
● Broken Bones
● Cuts and Scrapes
● Dislocations of Fingers and Toes
● Foot and Ankle Injuries
● Muscle Strains
● Muscle Sprains
● Painful Joints
Pamela Glennon, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic hand surgeon with the Bone & Joint Center.
Dr. Glennon treats common hand and finger injuries such as strains, sprains, and lacerations. As one of the top hand and upper extremity surgeons in the area, she also performs intricate and complex arthroscopic and surgical procedures to restore movement in people’s hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. She also treats overuse injuries, fractures, tendon tears, dislocations, arthritis, and conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator cuff tears, and tennis elbow.
“Hand injuries can be very serious and cause permanent loss of […]
Paul Strobel, DPM, is a podiatrist who treats people suffering from foot and ankle conditions. He sees patients in Medford, Merrill, and Wausau, Wisconsin.
Dr. Strobel has the expertise to treat acute and chronic ankle pain, arch pain and plantar fasciitis, Achilles and tendonitis problems, bunions, calluses, fractures and ingrown toenails. He also specializes in diabetic foot care.
He knows how important it is to keep your feet healthy and strong. As a young man, Dr. Strobel visited a podiatrist for a foot condition, which led him to choose the field in college.
Dr. Thomas G. Staysniak is a board-certified podiatrist who provides foot and ankle care to people of all ages. He treats acute and chronic ankle pain, arch pain, bunions, calluses, fractures, gout, heel pain, heel spurs, shin splints, tendonitis, and turf toe. Dr. Staysniak also provides diabetic foot care and treats pediatric foot and ankle disorders.
Dr. Staysniak takes a conservative approach to patient care. He explains treatment options to his patients and encourages them to be involved in their healthcare decisions.
Dr. Staysniak attended medical school at the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine […]
Stress fractures are hairline cracks in the bone caused by forceful, repetitive movements. More than 50 percent of these micro-traumas occur in the feet, legs or hips.
Physical stress is important for your child’s muscle and skeletal growth. But when, young people practice long hours, train on hard surfaces, or rush their training program, they can overwork their muscles and connective tissues to the point of fatigue. Tired and stretched soft tissues cannot protect the bones from the repetitive impact, leading to stress fractures.