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  • 12/11/2019
    Taking a positive approach to arthritis can make all the difference in creating and sustaining life-altering habits. Since arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body, it’s important for those suffering to accept their limitations and develop better coping...
  • 12/11/2019
    How long do patients need to wait before returning to their lifestyles? Every patient is different, and recovery times will vary. When the surgery is complete and the patient has returned home, they must commit to an extensive rehabilitation regimen. Over the course of six to eight weeks, the...
  • 12/11/2019
    People suffering from hip pain, arthritis, stiffness, or limited hip movement can choose minimally invasive surgery when a hip replacement is needed. Anterior hip replacement surgery is one of the least invasive joint replacement options. This technique minimizes the amount of pain for the patient...
  • 12/03/2019
    An ankle sprain is an injury that is just as common as it is painful. But the sports medicine experts at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are dedicated to helping you avoid this injury so you can stay active. An ankle sprain is caused by the stretching or tearing of the ligaments that connect the...
  • 10/22/2019
    Local surgeon Justin Peterson, D.O., of Aspen Orthopedic Specialists will be giving a sports medicine presentation on Thursday, Oct. 24, at the 2019 Annual Fall Meeting for the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics. Dr. Peterson will present his award-winning paper on ACL reconstruction...
  • 09/13/2019
    Whether you are training over a prolonged period or playing hard during a competition, hydration can keep you at peak performance and help you avoid serious health risks. Dehydration in athletes can lead to decreased coordination, fatigue, headaches, and muscle cramps. Your hydration can have...
  • 09/13/2019
    In young athletes, most injuries to the meniscus are a result of trauma. The menisci are vulnerable to injuries that involve both compression and twisting across the joint, which is a common occurrence in contact sports, like football, as well as in skiing and volleyball. Meniscal injuries also...
  • 09/13/2019
    It’s a trend happening on playing fields and basketball courts at an alarming rate: a young girl jumps or pivots and collapses in excruciating pain. In fact, teenage girls sustain serious knee injuries, like ACL tears, at much higher rates than boys playing the same sports. The...
  • 09/04/2019
    Justin Peterson, D.O., fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine surgeon, has joined Aspen Orthopedic Specialists. He is available to see patients in Brookfield at 19475 W. North Ave., Suite 201, and at the practice’s New Berlin office, located at 12555 W. National Ave., Suite 100....
  • 07/25/2019
    If you are suffering from back, neck, or spine pain and are in need of surgery, minimally invasive surgery may be an option you should consider. Minimally invasive spinal surgeries offer many benefits, such as shorter recovery times, smaller incisions, fewer complications, and less muscle invasion...
  • 06/28/2019
    Back and neck pain will afflict nearly 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lifetime. Our spine doctor says one of the most common causes of that pain is poor posture. The following tips will keep you aligned, help improve your posture, and reduce your chances of suffering from...
  • 06/28/2019
    The lower back is one of the most common sources of pain, but the upper portion of the spine—called the cervical spine—can also be a pain in the neck. Artificial disc replacement is a procedure that can offer pain relief and restore function. The artificial disc replacement is a prosthesis designed...
  • 05/16/2019
    When your shoes don’t fit right, your feet can be subject to injury or even permanent deformity. These problems include soreness, blisters, calluses, corns, bunions, and hammertoe. Wearing well-fitting shoes can prevent pain and discomfort in your feet. Here, we offer some guidelines for...
  • 05/16/2019
    Your feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of your foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the heel, or both. Heel Pain Behind the Heel: You may...
  • 05/16/2019
    Sprains and strains in the ankle are different injuries requiring different methods of care. Knowing the difference between these injuries is important.  An ankle sprain involves a stretching or tearing of the ligaments connecting the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg. Ankle sprains...
  • 07/27/2017
    Bacteria needs water to grow. It likes a warm moist environment and is found where moisture can accumulate.  It loves to live in saunas, and that’s what your shoes become when they are warm and moist all day. Below are a few ideas to eliminate bacteria from your feet. Wash your shoes...
  • 07/25/2017
    Your hand has 28 bones, 29 joints and an intricate network of ligaments, tendons and nerves. All of these things help you to comb your hair, button your shirt or even give a thumbs up, but when you have arthritis or another condition that affects your hands, the simplest tasks can be painful. See...
  • 07/13/2017
    When cleaning, make sure to use your large muscle groups, use products that are lightweight and avoid unnecessary bending and twisting in order to avoid injuring your joints. Choose products that are lightweight such as cordless vacuums or carpet sweepers. And when using mops and sponges, use...
  • 06/29/2017
    People are at risk of losing a finger or having other debilitating injuries while using fireworks. Follow these safety tips to help avoid injury to your hands, arms or even face. Always follow the precautions on the packaging and/or consider watching a professional fireworks display instead of...
  • 06/29/2017
    Flexor Tendinitis Repetitive throwing can irritate and inflame the flexor/pronator tendons where they attach to the humerus bone on the inner side of the elbow. Athletes will have pain on the inside of the elbow when throwing, and if the tendinitis is severe, pain will also occur during rest...
  • 06/14/2017
    Watch Dr. Robby Amiot discuss why flip flops get a bad rap, what happens to the foot when they’re being worn and if you MUST wear them, what would be the best type to purchase to minimize the damage to your foot.
  • 06/14/2017
    Low back pain is a common complaint among golfers. It’s often caused by a poor swing. The rotational stresses of the golf swing can place considerable pressure on the spine and muscles. Poor flexibility and muscle strength can cause minor strains in the back that can easily become a severe injury...
  • 06/14/2017
    Golfer’s Elbow is a common injury. It’s an inflammation of the tendons that attach your forearm muscles to the inside of the bone at your elbow. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged from overuse and this leads to pain and tenderness on the inside of the elbow. One of the best ways to...
  • 06/14/2017
    Always warm up before a round of golf. Do some simple stretching exercises focusing on your shoulders, back and legs. This is especially important if you have arthritis that’s aggravated by playing golf. Protect your skin by using sunscreen. Wear sunglasses to filter out UVA and UVB rays, and...
  • 05/30/2017
    A good fitting shoe is important with any activity that you’re participating in. As we age, our feet change as far as width and length. Make sure that when you purchase new shoes that you have someone who properly fits your feet for the specific type of shoe that you are looking for. A good...