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From Swing to Sling: A Guide to Prevent Common Golf Wrist Injuries

Golf is in full swing. Taking your game to the next level this season will require a lot of practice, patience, and skill. And like any other sport, golf also comes with its own set of risks and potential injuries. The most common injuries that golfers will experience are wrist injuries.  In the blog post […]

Spring Cycling Safety: 8 Tips for an Injury-Free Ride

As soon as spring hits, Wisconsinites head outdoors. For some, that means hopping on a bike and enjoying the warm breeze, sunshine, and blooming flowers along many of Wisconsin’s beautiful trails. While biking this spring and summer should be smooth sailing, it’s important to implement a few cycling safety steps before heading out. Cycling accidents […]

Flat Feet – How to Treat This Common Foot Condition

“Flat feet”, also known as fallen arches or pes planus, is a common foot deformity that affects the arch of the foot. As the medial longitudinal arch flattens over time or from an injury, the entire sole begins to touch the ground when standing.  For some people, flat feet can be painless and require no […]

Low Back Pain: Common Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

Have you been battling with an achy low back? If you work a sedentary job, you likely have felt a painful low back after a full day of work. While maintaining a poor posture is a common cause of this pain, low back pain can present itself in many different ways, including improper lifting, occupational […]

Sprained Ankle: How to Prevent this Common Sports Injury

Whether you’ve tripped in high heels, landed poorly from a jump, or even just made an award step, almost everyone has experienced injuring or rolling their ankle. One of the most common ankle injuries includes an ankle sprain, where the ligaments of the ankle joints are stretched or torn. This injury can be painful and […]

What is Dry Needling? A Natural Way to Treat Pain

The term “dry needling” might be intimidating when you first hear it. Most people have an aversion to needles due to having shots as a child or a painful reaction from an injection, and may even faint at the sight of needles. When talking about dry needling, don’t let the mention of needles worry you. […]

Physical Therapy Spotlight: David Tranchita, MA, PT, OCS, CMTPT, CSCS

At Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, we are grateful to be home to some of the top orthopedic specialists in the region. This expert-level care extends beyond our surgical staff to each of our departments. Physical therapy is one of the many vital orthopedic specialties we provide, and our physical therapists have trained to help you […]

Winter Mayhem! Common Snow Shoveling Injuries and Treatment Options

As the winter season gets into full swing, it’s inevitable that most people living in a winter weather climate will find themselves outside, with a shovel, clearing away snow. This task can be quite physically demanding, especially after a heavy snowstorm. While there are several steps you can take to avoid injury, often snow shoveling-related […]

Winter Mayhem – 8 Snow Shoveling Safety Tips for Healthier, Safer Winter Season

If you live in Wisconsin or another cold-winter state, you will inevitably see snow between November and April. That first snowfall looks so beautiful on pine trees, but as that fluffy stuff accumulates, you will have to get outside and shovel. Snow may be ideal for snowboarders, skiers, and snowmobilers. But when it comes to […]