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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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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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