5 05, 2022

Meet Lisa Machotka, DPT

2022-09-20T21:24:32+00:00May 5, 2022|Pain Management, Physical Therapy|

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. Lisa has a special interest in caring for people who deal with complex conditions […]

5 05, 2022

Socks are important to foot health

2022-05-05T14:24:05+00:00May 5, 2022|Uncategorized|

Summer is coming and with it comes the temptation to skip the socks and just slip on the boat shoes, sneakers, or sandals. But wearing socks is important for foot health.

Consider these five facts before ditching your socks.

Socks absorb moisture.

And your feet create a lot of moisture. With over 250,000 sweat glands, your feet can create over two cups (500 ML) of sweat each day. That’s a lot of bacteria-filled sogginess in a warm, […]

29 03, 2022

Avoid these 12 Common Workout Mistakes

2022-03-29T22:35:06+00:00March 29, 2022|Lifestyle|

Are you making any of these common workout mistakes in your routine?

Whether you’re a dedicated runner, weightlifter, or cross trainer, even just a few common workout mistakes can derail your progress.

The wrong habits can slow you down, set you back, and increase your risk of injury. Check out a dozen of the most common workout mistakes below and see if they are interfering with your physical fitness routine.

#1 Not taking a rest or recovery day […]

29 03, 2022

Should I be concerned about my child’s back pain?

2022-03-29T22:22:16+00:00March 29, 2022|Neck & Back, Youth|

According to Orthoinfo, Yes. Back pain in children may signal a more serious condition. This is especially true if the child is younger than four years of age.

Back pain is quite common during childhood. Up to 70% of children experience back pain by the age of 15. Some instances result from serious medical conditions. Activity or overuse injuries may contribute to others.

See a medical provider at once if your child’s back pain lasts […]

29 03, 2022

What are plantar warts?

2022-03-29T22:52:33+00:00March 29, 2022|Uncategorized|

What are plantar warts?

Contrary to childhood speculations, plantar warts have nothing to do with farmers or gardeners.

The word “plantar” refers to the bottom of the foot, rather than a person who plants seeds. People pick up warts when they step on a live virus with bare feet.

Plantar warts are hard skin lesions that grow on the bottom of the foot.

What causes plantar warts?

A strain of human papillomavirus (HPV) causes plantar warts. Like other viruses, it […]

5 03, 2022

What is bursitis?

2022-03-05T20:57:05+00:00March 5, 2022|Elbow, Hip, Injury Prevention, Knee, Uncategorized|

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 […]

5 03, 2022

Physical therapy can lower the risk of falling

2022-03-05T20:53:24+00:00March 5, 2022|Aging, Occupational Therapy|

A local news station recently highlighted a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sadly, Wisconsin has the highest rate of fatal falls among adults aged 65 and older in the country. Fortunately, physical therapy can lower the risk of falling.

Any fall can be debilitating. And just the fear of falling can limit a person’s lifestyle.

Physical and occupational therapists can help older people improve their balance.

A physical or occupational therapist can […]

5 03, 2022

What is a meniscus tear?

2022-03-05T20:45:13+00:00March 5, 2022|Knee, Uncategorized|

The meniscus is a small horseshoe-shaped rubbery pad of fibrocartilage and collagen. These pads inside the knee absorb the impact of motion. Each knee has two of these miniature shock absorbers: the lateral and medial meniscus. Injury to these protective pads results in a meniscus tear.

How do meniscus tears happen?

Athletic training or competition can exert a tremendous force on the menisci. Running, jumping, squatting, or twisting motions can intensify this pressure. During these high-pressure […]

31 01, 2022

Concerned about numbness in the fingers?

2022-01-31T14:15:36+00:00January 31, 2022|Uncategorized|

Most of us have felt the pins-and-needles feeling in our hands and fingers known as paresthesia. But it’s usually a temporary condition caused by pressure on a nerve. This “falling asleep” sensation goes away once the pressure is released. However, another type of numbness in the fingers can signal serious health problems.

What causes numbness in the fingers?

Underlying issues related to finger numbness range from dehydration and overuse to spinal conditions or chronic illnesses. Some of […]

31 01, 2022

How much is too much Vitamin D?

2022-01-31T13:59:52+00:00January 31, 2022|Uncategorized|

The pandemic has caused many people to look for ways to strengthen their immunity. And one of the common ways found on the Internet is to increase vitamin D levels. But in this instance, too much of a good thing can be dangerous.

Why is vitamin D important?

Besides boosting immunity, our bodies need this essential vitamin to build new bone, prevent muscle spasms and cramps, regulate thyroid function. It also allows healthy neuromuscular function and supports […]

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