About Agnesian Bone and Joint Health

Patients receive individualized assessment and treatment within the Agnesian Bone & Joint Health’s continuum of care, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. The team features board-certified orthopedic surgeons, podiatric medicine and surgery (foot and ankle), physical therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants. The rehabilitation staff at Agnesian HealthCare’s Sports, Spine & Work Center specializes in one-on-one treatment in state-of-the-art facilities.
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6 Tips to Tackle Ocean Anxiety

by Jackie Crosby The open water swim can be the scariest part of the triathlon, especially if you’re not Michael Phelps, and are more inexperienced. The open water can be just as mentally and physically tough for the top swimmers as it is for the beginner. Stepping up to the water’s edge and seeing the [...]

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Six Exercises for Swimmers

by Jackie Crosby Strength and conditioning are a major part of a swimmer’s race. Whether swimming is recreational or competitive, building strength is essential not just for performance but for injury prevention as well. Looking at a competitive swimmer, their shoulders are broad, their torsos are lean, and their legs are powerful. A swimmer uses [...]

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Six Simple Secrets to a Successful Triathlon Season

by Jackie Crosby Training for the race is only half the battle. True Triathlete success is all in the details. Don’t put yourself through the painful trial and error process and instead take these helpful, inexpensive, simple tips: Chamois Cream– Or as we like to call it, Miracle cream. This is for those exhaustive training [...]

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Mayville singer finds groove again

Brian Woik has always had a passion for singing. While during the day he is a graphic printer by trade, at night you can see this Mayville community member singing his heart out on stage for the band, “Guilty as Sin.” As a young man, Brian spent his high school and college days – as many [...]

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FAQ: Total Ankle Replacements

Q & A with podiatrist Dr. Stuart Wertheimer What is a total ankle replacement? Total ankle replacement is indicated for end stage arthritis of the ankle. Prior to the introduction of this procedure, patients who did not respond to non-surgical treatment were offered ankle fusion as the only surgical option. What is the goal of [...]

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Common sports injuries: ankle and foot

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D.  An ankle injury most often occurs from rolling the ankle or stepping on uneven ground. Occasionally a twisting injury in a contact sport will cause an ankle sprain or fracture. Treatment: Sprains – Rest, ice, light compression and elevation. Athletes may benefit from physical therapy for ankle strengthening and muscle [...]

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Common sports injuries: wrist and hand

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D.  A wrist injury most often occurs due to a fall on an outstretched hand when an athlete is trying to “brace” themselves. A hand injury most often occurs due to a direct blow from a ball, the floor or another player. Treatment – Fractures with normal alignment are often treated [...]

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What do I do if I think I sprained my ankle?

Written by: Stuart Wertheimer, DPM, Ripon Medical Center Sprained ankles are a very common injury that I see in my office.  Most people think of spraining your ankle while competing in sports, but sprains often occur just by stepping wrong, anywhere, on an uneven surface, ultimately cause damage to ligaments that surround and support the [...]

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What causes shoulder instability?

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D. Shoulder instability is usually caused from a fall on an outstretched arm or being hit in the arm while the arm is out to the side. Many times this will damage the shoulder labrum (the soft tissue ring that helps the shoulder stay in place) or it may even damage [...]

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What is a knee ligament tear?

Written by: Bryan Royce, M.D. We often hear about ligament tears in pro-athletes, such as a torn ACL. Most recently the Green Bay Packers lost wide receiver, Jared Abbrederis, due to a torn ACL. Some common ligament tears include:   ACL injury = usually occurs in a non-contact situation with pivoting or abrupt stopping.  MCL [...]

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