Category: Pain Management

1705, 2024

Train well to run well

Are you ready to start running this year? Running is a fantastic way to relieve stress and get exercise if you’re healthy.

Set a Goal for Fall Races in Central Wisconsin

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.

The Importance of Proper Training

To finish, you must start well. […]

1502, 2024

Bone & Joint welcomes Lisa Wengel and Marah Bartelt

Bone & Joint Clinic, S.C. (Bone & Joint), central Wisconsin’s leading independent provider of comprehensive musculoskeletal services, has welcomed Lisa Wengel, a family nurse practitioner, to its pain management team and Marah Bartelt as a physical therapy assistant.  

Wengel looks forward to tailoring care to the needs of patients in her role as a family nurse practitioner specializing in pain management. 

“I enjoy listening to each patient, offering a wide range of treatment options and working together to select an individualized plan that works best […]

3006, 2022

My tailbone hurts. What can I do to relieve the pain?

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, it often hurts to walk, sit, or lift for four to eight weeks after an injury.

What is the tailbone?

The coccyx, […]

505, 2022

Meet Lisa Machotka, DPT

Lisa Machotka, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint’s physical therapy center in Plover.

Lisa helps people of all ages overcome muscular imbalances and motor impairments that affect their ability to work, play sports, or enjoy life. She helps people continue their best quality of life by helping to minimize the effects of limiting spinal conditions.

Physical therapy helps people dealing with complex conditions

When asked why she chose the physical therapy field, Lisa said, “I wanted to be involved in helping clients not just recover from an injury or surgery but to make improvements in their mobility and return […]

2207, 2021

Stay pain-free while traveling

Traveling. Some people love it . For other people, traveling is something to endure until they reach their destination. No matter how you feel about traveling, there are a few tips to keep in mind to stay healthy while on your way.

As you think about masks and keeping your hands clean, you might want to consider your joints and […]

3105, 2021

Meet Lester Owens, DO

Lester A. Owens, DO, PT, FAAPMR, is a board-certified non-operative orthopedic, neuromuscular, and pain management specialist at Bone & Joint.

Dr. Owens treats headaches, neck and back pain, myofascial pain syndrome, herniated disks, neuralgias, spinal pain disorders, and arthritis. He performs BOTOX injections, electro diagnostics, radiofrequency neurotomy, and spinal interventional techniques to diagnose and treat his patients’ conditions.

Dr. Owens, who was a physical therapist before becoming a doctor, uses a variety of non-surgical treatments to help people of all ages reduce pain, increase movement, and improve the quality of their lives. He wants his patients to […]

3105, 2021

Why does my forearm hurt?

Kelly woke up on Saturday morning with a ripping, tearing feeling in her left forearm. She didn’t remember hitting or straining her arm in any way that would cause intense pain

To relieve her discomfort, Kelly moved her arm into different positions. But the sensation continued. Whether she held her hand at her side or put it over her head, the ripping ache did not stop. Later in the day, Kelly realized her arm the pain increased when she typed or drove her car.

According to Dr. Pamela Glennon, one of the hand-and-arm experts at Bone & […]

2904, 2021

What are bone spurs?

You’re reading your X-ray results, and you see,” Enthesophyte seen at the plantar fascia region.”

Of course, you immediately boot up your computer and search the Internet to find out what an “enthesophyte” is. You find that it’s a type of bone spur.

These small bony calcium growths can occur anywhere in the body but are most common in the feet, spine, fingers, hips, knees, and other joints. Since most bone spurs form in response to osteoarthritis, they are more common in people who are 60 years old or older.

But bone spurs also grow in response to […]

2802, 2021

How do I know if my physical therapy is working?

That’s a great question. We are glad you asked.

There are three areas to consider when you are assessing the success of your physical therapy program:

  • Your movement
  • Your working relationship with your therapist
  • Your progress.

You know your body better than anyone else. Your physical therapist is a body movement expert. By combining your knowledge with your therapist’s expertise, you can get your body moving at its best.

Know your starting point, your current range of motion and your movement goals.

During your first appointment, your therapist will look at your medical file or your initial patient questionnaire. […]

2911, 2020

Do your joints need an oil change?

Your body needs healthy levels of good fats to work properly – and healthy oils in your diet are the best source.

Healthy oils help your brain, nerves, and your major organs. Good fats also help your body absorb necessary fat-soluble vitamins and minerals, like vitamin D, to help build strong bones.

The challenge is to figure out which types of oils are good for you and which ones might cause more harm.

So, which oil is best for your bones and joints?

The best oil for your joints, bones, and muscles is a minimally processed oil, lower in […]

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