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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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Why Core Training?

If you have read anything over the past few years about fitness training or athletic performance, then you have heard the term “core training”.  However, you probably have heard it with little or no data to back up why you should add it to your training routine.  Well, a recent French study demonstrated that a […]

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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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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis awareness

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by low bone density. People with low bone density stand a greater chance of fracturing their bones. The elderly and frail are at greater risk from falls, which can lead to bone fracture. Osteopenia is the start of bone loss or the start of the condition called osteoporosis. Osteopenia unlike […]

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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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Top five things young athletes should focus on this summer

Summer is right around the corner, and most athletes are working hard in their spring sport or already thinking ahead to the fall. To take advantage of the upcoming summer, it’s important to stay focused on your training, especially these five things. 1)    Nutrition: Proper nutrition is essential to the high school athlete. Whether your […]

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Audio blog: What’s going on in the world of chiropractic?

Recently, Dr. Andrew Judkins and Dr. Bryan Henslin joined the staff at Agnesian HealthCare. The two providers discussed what chiropractic is and what services they are offering in our area to help patients.

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Staying motivated to train

When setting up a training program for one of our fitness members I heard a familiar question.  “How do I motivate myself to keep coming”.  It’s a question that all of us ask ourselves during workouts or even in our daily lives.  The answer isn’t simple, it’s not about willpower or rewards.  It boils down […]

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Golf – Want to be injury free with lower scores?

Golf is one of the higher injury-producing sports played in the United States. One would think hitting a little ball with a club wouldn’t cause that many injuries.  However, there is a tremendous amount of force traveling through the body to project that little bar further. Elbow injuries are the most common among amateur golfers, […]

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