Category: Hip

503, 2022

What is bursitis?

Bursitis occurs when the bursa, a synovial-fluid-filled sac is inflamed. Though slippery and tiny, the bursa has a big job. It acts as a cushion and allows the bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles to work together without friction. When these tiny water-balloon-like sacs become inflamed and swell, movement is painful.

What causes bursitis?

Many cases of bursitis in the joints result from repeated movement of the joint. It is a type of overuse injury.

But overuse injury is only one cause of bursitis.

Age, arthritis, gout, injury, or surgery are other factors. Being overweight also applies more pressure to the bursa.

Bursitis can occur in any joint, tendon, or […]

2008, 2020

Would an ergonomic assessment help you enjoy less stress while working from home?

Have you noticed a pain in your neck, back, shoulders, knees, or hands since the pandemic started?

It may be your workspace:

  • A low chair strains your knees.
  • A poorly positioned monitor leads to neck pain.
  • The wrong seat height or chair pitch can create painful back conditions.
  • Incorrect keyboard placement causes pressure and pain in the wrist.

Sitting for hours with your body in the wrong position plus the stresses and strains of working from home, and you have a recipe for tight muscles and pain.

Ergonomics is the study of designing equipment to work with the […]

1407, 2020

Why does my hip hurt when I walk?

Your hip joint is the largest joint in your body. When it hurts, it can slow you down or even stop you.

Hip pain can result from injury or diseases that directly affect the bone, cartilage, or other parts of the joint. Pain can also occur when something goes awry with the heavy-duty muscles supporting the hip joint: quadriceps in the front of the thigh, hamstrings in the back of the leg, and gluteus maximus or buttocks.

If you experience pain in the outside of the hip, in the groin, thigh, buttock, or low back when you […]

2912, 2019

Dave Cameron is back to doing what he wants to do

After helping people escape from fires for three decades, former Billings, Montana firefighter, Dave Cameron retired in Wisconsin.

Dave and his wife, Diane, moved to Deerbrook and fenced in 100 acres to raise Highlander cattle.

Well into his seventies, Dave was used to an active life full of strength and vigor until arthritis in his hip started to slow him down.

He made an appointment at Bone & Joint and saw Dr. Jeffrey Martin, an orthopedic surgeon.

Dr. Martin and Dave discussed his condition and began a conservative treatment plan to relieve Dave’s pain and slow the progression of arthritis. […]

1611, 2019

If you need hip surgery, how do you find the best orthopedic surgeon?

Bone & Joint believes that we offer the best orthopedic care in northcentral Wisconsin, but we want you to check us out before you make the decision.

When you’re looking for the best orthopedic surgeon for your condition, there are many things to consider about the surgeon and the facility where your surgery will take place. Here are seven things to check.

Look at the surgeon’s credentials.

Is he or she board-certified or fellowship-trained? Board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeons have higher levels of education, training and hands-on experience.

Get referrals.

The best way to check out a […]

1611, 2019

When should I see an orthopaedic specialist for hip pain?

It depends on your pain level and your ability to move.

If you experience any one of the nine symptoms below, we recommend you schedule an appointment with an orthopedic provider as soon as you can.

  • Your hip is swollen.
  • It hurts to move your leg.
  • Your hip joint looks deformed.
  • You are experiencing severe pain.
  • You fell and heard a popping sound.
  • Hip pain keeps you from sleeping.
  • The pain in your hip makes you limp.
  • Acetaminophen or ibuprofen no longer controls your pain.
  • You have had hip pain for more than two weeks.

These symptoms may indicate […]

1611, 2019

What is an anterior hip replacement?

Anterior hip replacements have fewer restrictions.

The anterior approach to total hip replacement is a minimally invasive procedure that allows people to get back to their active lives without restrictions.

The anterior approach procedure is popular for its potential benefits. During the anterior approach procedure a small incision is made on the front of the upper thigh, which allows the surgeon to spread the muscles and work through the natural spaces between them. This technique does not disturb the gluteal muscles or detach muscles from the pelvis or the femur. Since the muscles are not cut, healing and recovery occur […]

1611, 2019

Exercise can give you a new “leash” on life


Walking your dog is great exercise.

Studies show that 40 percent of dog owners take the time to walk their dogs. Some do it because their pets need exercise, others use walks with their dog as a reason to get their own steps in each day. Dog walking may keep the dogs and their owners happier and healthier.

How many miles does the average dog owner log each year?
Would you believe 1,000 miles?

If a dog owner walks 2 miles a day, they meet the Department of Health and Human Services’ exercise recommendations of 30 minutes a day […]

1611, 2019

Meet James Messerly, DO

Dr. James Messerly, DO, is a board-certified family and sports medicine specialist who provides primary orthopaedic care to people of all ages. Dr. Messerly joined Bone & Joint in 1995, as the clinic’s first non-surgical orthopaedic provider.

Dr. Messerly provides non-surgical treatment for foot and ankle conditions, hand and wrist injuries, elbow and shoulder conditions, hip pain, neck and back pain, knee injuries and muscle pain and tightness. In addition to general orthopaedic care, Dr. Messerly also treats concussion and other sports medicine related injuries.

Dr. Messerly received his medical degree from the Des Moines University College of […]

1611, 2019

I’ve got my soulmate back again


What’s worse: watching a loved one suffer or suffering yourself? If the suffering is happening in a loving relationship, it’s probably a toss-up.

Just ask Sue Coffman. She knows what it’s like to watch a spouse go through disabling pain.

Jim and Sue enjoy being active. They love to walk and enjoy the wildlife around their Eagle River home. One of their hobbies is raising Birmingham Rollers, acrobatic pigeons.

They describe their life as a little slice of heaven.

But that was not always the case. There was a time when Sue was concerned that their lives were going to be […]




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