Category: Safety

1506, 2023

WIAA Sports Physicals

WIAA Sports Physicals @ Bone & Joint Center

Bone & Joint is offering FREE sports physicals, one night only!

In exchange, we encourage you to make a donation to Peyton’s Promise to help fight hunger in our community. Peyton’s Promise is in need of non-perishable breakfast items such as boxes of cereal, pop-tarts, granola bars, OR a $10 monetary donation to help purchase food for area pantries.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
5 PM to 6:30 PM

Bone & Joint Center – Rib Mountain

225000 Hummingbird Road 
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

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1111, 2022

Stay safe and sound this hunting season

In Wisconsin, fall is the season for hunting. And the two go together like Cheeseheads and the Green Bay Packers. Take care and stay safe this hunting season.

Hunting is not for everyone. But those who take part are dedicated to the sport. It’s tradition. Hunters plan and prepare for months before the season opener. Scouting out the best spots. Constructing hunting blinds. And airing out clothing to remove all human scent.

Surprisingly, even though the sport of hunting uses equipment designed for deadly force, […]

3110, 2020

What we can and cannot do during the COVID-19 crisis?

Being active in the world of the coronavirus.

Most of us have been waiting for the warmer days of spring to get outside, breathe the fresh air, and feel the warm sunshine on our skin – and with more people working from home these days – it may be more necessary than ever.

But as Wisconsin’s COVID-19 situation continues to emerge – people may be confused about what they can and can’t do.

Right now, most of us have been told to practice social distancing, work remotely if possible, and minimize contact with other people. But what does that involve?

For […]

306, 2020

It’s Tick Season

If you live in Wisconsin, you know it’s tick season.

And with ticks comes the possibility of Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection spread by the saliva of black-legged or deer ticks. Ticks often secrete anesthesia as they bite, so the bite is painless.

Since we know ticks transmit Lyme disease, it should be easy to stop, right?

Not really. Besides biting painlessly, deer ticks are small. Adults are the size of sesame seeds, while the younger nymphs that also carry Lyme disease are the size of the period at the end of this sentence. Their size makes it challenging to find them.

Not all ticks […]

1302, 2020

Stay safe during snowmobile season

It is winter. It’s snowing. It’s Wisconsin. That must mean it’s time to go snowmobiling.

Snowmobiling is a fun way for people of all ages to enjoy Wisconsin’s winter weather.

But, mix snowmobiles with excessive speed, alcohol, and inexperience and fun quickly can turn into a painful, and sometimes life-threatening, injuries.

According to a report in the Emergency Trauma Journal published in July 2019, there are approximately 200 fatal snowmobile accidents and 14,000 crashes that cause injury in the United States every year.

Over a third of the non-life-threatening injuries require more than 5 days in the hospital. The Journal of […]

1611, 2019

Is your child’s playground safe?

As the weather warms, children and families will flock to parks or playgrounds for fresh air, fun, and activity.

While all the climbing, swinging, hanging, and balancing build dexterity and aids in bone and muscle development, playgrounds can be dangerous places for your little athlete. Failure to follow safety rules or playing on unsafe equipment can mean broken bones, strains, sprains, concussions, or life-threatening injuries.

The National Program for Playground Safety estimates 150,000 to 200,000 children are injured each year on playground equipment. Falls, the cause of most reported injuries, often lead to broken bones or severe sprains. These types of injuries often need […]

1611, 2019

Is fear of falling affecting you or your loved one?

Winter weather causes falling hazards for the most surefooted people. Mix snow and freezing rain with cold temperatures and you have a recipe that glazes sidewalks, parking lots and driveways with ice, increasing the risk of falls.

The seriousness of the risk increases exponentially if you are over 65 years old.

A fall at this age could be as life-threatening as a heart attack. The National Council on Aging reports an older person falls every 11 seconds in the U.S. More than 2.8 million older Americans are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year for fall-related injuries.

As people […]

1611, 2019

Have you ever wondered why your joints and muscles ache when you have the flu?

Though body aches are never enjoyable, they are evidence that your body’s immune system is working.

When a virus enters your body, your immune system gets ready for battle.

As the white blood cells fight the infection, you suffer the side effects: headaches, fever, runny nose, and sore throat. Along with these symptoms, you may experience muscle weakness (myositis) and joint and muscle pain (myalgia). These side effects may be your immune system’s way of making you rest.

Your immune system, not the virus, causes muscle aches and joint pain.

During the immune response, white blood cells produce glycoproteins […]

1611, 2019

Are you at risk for orthopedic injuries this winter?

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.

Wisconsin isn’t called the frozen tundra […]

1611, 2019

Do you have cold hands?


“Your hands are cold!”

Have you ever heard those words?

If you’re like most people living in Wisconsin, you’ve experienced cold hands at some point during the winter months.

It’s true cold hands mean a warm heart.

Most people experience cold hands as their bodies respond to lower temperatures. To protect critical brain, heart, and lung function, the surrounding muscles constrict the arteries and decrease blood flow to the extremities (arms, legs, hands, and feet). At the same time, blood flow to the internal organs increases. This process is called vasoconstriction.

A symptom of this involuntary response is cold hands, confirming […]




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