Category: Injury Prevention

2110, 2020

Train well to run well

So, you’ve decided to start running this spring.

If you’re healthy, it’s a great way to relieve stress and get exercise while you practice social distancing.

Why not set a goal to compete in one or more of the many races hosted throughout Central Wisconsin this fall to keep your training on track?

You’ll carry the memories of training hard and finishing a race for the rest of your life. But we warn you, running and racing against your own time can be addictive.

To finish, you must start well.

And that means training.

Whether you have your eyes set on […]

2809, 2020

Five things your sports medicine specialist wants you to know

Sports medicine specialists are experts in body mechanics. They know how each joint, ligament, and tendon work together, so you can bend, flex, and twist your body. These orthopedic specialists focus on the treatment and prevention of joint-and-muscular conditions and sports-related injuries.

They have some advice to share about treatment and prevention.

1. Sometimes, you can do just as much at home as we can in the office.

Minor sprains and strains require RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. In real life, that means you:

Rest – Take time off from activity
Ice – Apply ice to the injured […]

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 […]

306, 2020

Walking may be the key to avoiding osteoarthritis in your knees

You’ve heard that walking 10,000 steps is the best thing you can do for your health. But when you have sore knees, walking five miles may seem impossible.

The good news is that as few as 1,000 steps every day helps maintain mobility in your knees.

According to a study of 1,788 people with an average age of 67 years and a body mass index considered obese, walking just 1,000 steps each day made a difference. The daily exercise lowered the risk of loss of mobility by 16 to 18 percent——even when they were at risk of […]

3004, 2020

Is working at home becoming a pain. . .

In your Neck? Back? Or Shoulders?

It could be, if you’re working at your kitchen table, on your couch, or while sitting in your favorite chair.

With “Safer at Home” orders extended, and classes canceled, more people are working at home. Don’t create extra problems by sacrificing ergonomics.

Ergonomics is the science of designing a comfortable environment that lessens the stress and strain on our joints and muscles.

When it comes to the home office, setting up an ergonomically correct workstation is just as important as it is at a traditional office, maybe even more so.

Let’s look at some […]

1911, 2019

Minimize holiday injuries

Almost any holiday-themed comedy you watch will likely contain scenes of decorating

  • Christmas trees bursting into flames
  • Fathers falling from rooftops while stringing lights
  • Parents throwing out their backs while lifting over-sized turkeys from the oven

As funny as these scenes seem on the big screen, the truth is holiday-related injuries are no joke.

According to the latest figures from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 decorating injuries were seen in emergency rooms during November and December 2012. As the number of outside decorations grows, so does the number of holiday decorating-related injuries. Most emergency […]

1611, 2019

Bone & Joint Celebrates 50 Years of Orthopedic Excellence


Bone & Joint, S.C., a provider of specialized orthopedic, sports medicine, pain management, and physical and occupational therapy care, is celebrating 50 years of helping people move better and live active and fulfilling lives.

Thomas O. Miller, MD, opened Bone & Joint’s solo practice in 1969. His goal was to offer patients excellent orthopedic care, using the most advanced medical treatments and the latest technology available at the time. Dr. Miller performed the first joint replacement in the Wausau area and set the standard for orthopedic care in Central Wisconsin.

In 1970, Dr. Richard L. Buechel joined Dr. Miller. Two years later, Dr. […]

1611, 2019

Are you low on fluid?

Synovial fluid is a thick, straw-colored substance that lubricates your joints.

Like the oil in your car reduces friction in your engine, this synovial fluid minimizes the friction in your joints; it helps your bones glide past each other when you bend, extend, and rotate.

Synovial fluid allows the 300 joints in your body to move smoothly. Its egg-white consistency thickens under pressure to provide shock absorption. But that’s not all it does. Synovial fluid supplies nutrients to the joint and removes waste products created regenerating bone cells.

When your fluid is low, it can stop the movement.

But that […]

1611, 2019

Don’t fall for injuries this year

“Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.”

It’s more than a memorable line in a commercial; it’s also a fear for many people as they reach their retirement years.

Serious injuries can occur when a person falls, no matter how old he or she is.

A toddler tumbles down the stairs. A teenager loses his balance while rollerblading. A mother-of-three slips on the ice. These falls can result in broken arms, broken legs, pulled ligaments, and concussions. More than 8,000 children visit emergency rooms every day as a result of a fall-related injury.

According to the Centers for […]

1611, 2019

Exercises to relieve back pain

Your spine is an integral structure within your body. It acts as a support beam that runs from the base of your skull to your pelvis to carry your weight. The unique “S” shape of your vertebrae is designed to offer maximum support while withstanding enormous amounts of stress.

Sudden awkward movements, constant strain, or pre-existing musculoskeletal conditions can undermine this stability and impair the functionality of your spine. Learn more about the spine here.

Each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), back pain costs individuals and businesses […]




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