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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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.
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.