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  • 09/23/2020
    Dr. Justin Peterson was featured on Fox 6 news to discuss athletes returning to practice and how they can stay healthy.   Check it out below!
  • 09/18/2020
    As fall sports move forward under COVID-19 restrictions, the sports medicine specialists at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists offer guidance to help keep athletes safe and healthy. Parents and athletes seeking expert bone, joint and muscle care are encouraged to call (262) 395-4141 to schedule a safe...
  • 09/09/2020
    Sciatica is the result of a protruding or herniated disc in your spine. The out-of-place disc puts pressure on the nerves in your lower spine, resulting in mild to severe pain in the lower extremity. Typically, sciatica occurs in individuals ages 30 to 50. The wear and tear of aging as well as...
  • 09/09/2020
    Whiplash is a neck strain injury often associated with car accidents, but it can also occur in contact sports, such as football. The impact or blow causes the head to quickly jerk forward or backward, resulting in stretched or torn muscles and tendons in the neck. Symptoms include pain and...
  • 09/09/2020
    Due to the wear-and-tear effects of aging, our spines can change over the years. One of these changes that can occur is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which is a condition referred to as spinal stenosis. This results in pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves traveling down the spine....
  • 05/21/2020
    Aspen Orthopedic Specialists will open a new location in Oak Creek on Tuesday, May 26. The brand-new, state-of-the-art clinic at 8907 S. Howell Ave., Suite 800, will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with consultation, diagnostics and care from the practice’s specialty-trained...
  • 05/04/2020
    The specialty-trained surgeons at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists have resumed orthopedic surgery for their patients. Since area hospitals and surgery centers can maintain the appropriate level of health care resources, including personal protective equipment, ventilators, etc., Aspen Orthopedic...
  • 04/09/2020
    You can move your fingers because of soft tissues called flexor tendons that are attached to your fingers and the muscles in your arm. These tendons glide through channels called tendon sheaths, and trigger finger is the result of inflammation or thickening in the tendon sheath. Trigger finger,...
  • 04/09/2020
    Overuse injuries are the result of small, repetitive forms of trauma to the structures in your arm. Whether you’re an elite athlete or work with a computer daily, learning about upper extremity overuse injuries can help you practice caution and know when to seek professional medical help....
  • 04/09/2020
    The rotator cuff is a group of tendons and muscles that covers the top of the upper arm bone, helping to hold the shoulder joint together. The structure allows the arm to rotate in the joint so you can throw a ball, pick an apple, or give someone a high five.  Some rotator cuff injuries...
  • 04/08/2020
    To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 while continuing to offer essential orthopedic care, Aspen Orthopedic Specialists is now offering telemedicine as an alternative approach to seeing patients with bone, joint and muscle concerns. This approach enables new and existing patients to safely visit...
  • 01/30/2020
    Orthopedic and musculoskeletal specialists devote their practices to helping patients who experience joint problems. They have a comprehensive understanding of how your joints work and what causes joint pain, and they can provide a precise diagnosis as well as the treatment options best suited...
  • 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...

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