Joint Pain and Replacement: Preventative Tips for Athletes


If you are an athlete, regularly and repetitively using your joints such as your knees in running or running based sports or your hips and knees in jumping sports like basketball, you may be concerned about your risk for joint problems and injury or for your need for replacement later in life. This is a valid concern and one that is important for you to be aware of. There are however, preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of problems later or minimize the chance that you will need a replacement:

Visit a Physical Therapist Regularly

3 Reasons to Consider Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery

If you have been putting off a hip, knee, or other joint replacement surgery by a qualified orthopedic surgeon in the Fox Valley because you are concerned about the surgery itself, the recovery time, or potential complications, it might be time to think about the latest option available to you to help you feel better and get back to your normal life. 

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3 Advantages of Staying at the Recovery Inn for Your Post Surgery Healing

After you have spent time with your orthopedic specialist, where you have had a knee replacement, hip replacement surgery, or any other relevant procedures, you will be faced with recovery time. For some people this is speedy and minimally impacts their life. For others, it is a longer rehabilitative process and requires much more around the clock care and assistance in helping them get back to their feet. If you fall under the latter group, it is advisable for you to book into stay at the Recovery Inn after your surgery. Here’s how you can benefit and the advantages of doing so:

Top Reasons to Visit a Physical Therapist

If you have recently undergone surgery, are suffering from an injury, or simply have recurring problems with joints, muscles, or other areas of your body, it may be necessary for you to visit a physical therapist. While your doctor or specialist will know best, here are some reasons why you may consider making an appointment:

Rehabilitation From Surgery

Common Causes of Knee Pain

If you have recently experienced increase pain in your knees, you may be slightly alarmed and worried at what could be causing it and trying to decide whether or not you need to see a knee specialist in the Fox Valley area to have the issue assessed. Before you make your decision, consider the possible causes of your issue to help you determine its severity and need for treatment.


3 Myths About Running, Injuries, and Joints

If you have been involved in sports for any period of time, it is common to hear that “running ruins your knees.” Whether you read it online, hear someone shout it to you as you are running down the street, or it becomes the dinner table conversation at a family gathering, it is hard to break away from this popular—but often misunderstood—statement. While running, like any sport, can indeed cause problems and injury, much of the information that is portrayed is inaccurate or simply a myth, and running isn’t necessarily a bad sport for your joints.

Three Simple Steps to Addressing Your Orthopedic Discomfort

If you tend to avoid the doctor because it always seems to be more complicated and filled with hassle than you want it to be, you are not alone. In fact, many people opt to steer clear of the doctor, despite their pain and discomfort because it takes a long time to get an appointment, requires further delays when it comes to seeing a specialist and seems to be far too long before you get answers and results. When you come see an orthopedic specialist however, this is not the case. In fact the process is simple and complete in three simple steps.

August is National ASC Month

So, not sure what as ASC is? ASC is the abbreviation for ambulatory surgery center, like the one found at the Orthopedic & Sports Institute (OSI). These centers of care are an essential part of the healthcare delivery system, and an important component of the comprehensive care offerings at OSI. The OSI ambulatory surgery center is a leader in providing safe, high quality, cost-effective patient care, providing these firsts at its attached ASC:

3 Things you can do to Protect Your Joints

There are many reasons you may be more susceptible to having joint problems or pain. For example, retired athletes, whose joints and bones took a beating, regularly experience increased discomfort, as do individuals as they age due to natural wear and tear. For others, genetics plays a role, and they are more susceptible to problems due to their genes. Whatever the case, protecting your joints should be a part of your regular health routine, and it can be very easy with these simple tasks.

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Medical Mentoring: Congratulations Class of '18

Founder Dr. David Eggert has mentored students in each of the program's 13 years.

Medical Mentoring of the Fox Valley wrapped up the year with a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2018 at Appleton North High School on August 8.

It was a great year for the students, who were provided opportunities to experience medicine up close and personal with area medical professionals.