Browsing ‘Tip of the week’ Archives

Prevent Heavy Backpack Strain: 6 Tips for Returning Students

As everyone’s thoughts turn to back-to-school, kids are getting ready to gear up after a (longer than usual) break. While we’re not sure exactly what school will look like in the fall, one ongoing concern for students is the strain and stress from heavy backpacks. While many schools are streamlining their books, especially at the […]

Enjoy the Snow with These 7 Winter Injury Prevention Tips

Whether you enjoy snow sports or are just stuck cleaning it up, Dr. Joseph Kroner from the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin has some great winter injury prevention advice to keep you healthy and safe.

Cold Weather Safety: How to Avoid Winter Slips and Falls

Winter is once again upon us! Here in Wisconsin, the coldest weather typically occurs in January and February. As we know all too well, cold temperatures lead to snow, sleet, and ice—increasing the likelihood of winter slips and falls.Fortunately, you don’t need to spend the season hibernating indoors to avoid injury. There are plenty of ways to steer clear of these common winter weather hazards and keep yourself safe.

8 Tips for Winter Joint Pain Relief

Do achy joints plague you during the coldest months? Does it seem like your knees, hips, and ankles feel sore whenever snow is falling? It’s not your imagination! Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to get moving. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are eight tips to help […]