Orthopedic Institute Blog

5 Key Symptoms of Knee Injuries

Posted on October 04, 2017

Your knees help you get from place to place. They help you stay active, and they help you perform daily activities at home and at work. But when unusual symptoms set in, which are serious and which are worth ignoring?

Here are five key symptoms of knee conditions that are worth keeping tabs on.

How to Detect Spinal Conditions in Your Children

Posted on September 28, 2017

While there's no exact science when it comes to parental detection of spinal conditions in your children, there are some early warning signs that you can look out for. In fact, the earlier you notice changes in your child's back, posture or gait, the easier it is to treat, oftentimes.

Here are...

Orthopedic Spine Conditions You Should Know About

Posted on September 26, 2017

Back pain can be caused by a variety of conditions—while osteoporosis and arthritis are traditionally orthopedic conditions that you hear a lot about, there are other potential causes of your pain of which you should be aware.

Here are four potential orthopedic conditions that you should know...

4 Reasons a Walk-In Physician is Beneficial for Your Student Athlete

Posted on September 21, 2017

Being a parent to a student athlete makes for an exciting, busy and sometimes nerve-racking life. Watching your athlete run past home plate, catch the winning touchdown or spike the ball over the net is exciting—but when it comes to sudden injury, your heart probably skips a beat.

Luckily, the...

10 Questions with Dr. Eric S. Watson

Posted on August 24, 2017

We're digging into the impressive roster of physicians we have here at Orthopedic Institute (OI), letting you get to know some of the team members that make us proud.

Today's showcased team member is Dr. Eric S. Watson, one of our physicians. Dr. Watson graduated from California State...

Physical Therapy in South Dakota: Meet Megan Cook

Posted on August 21, 2017

We take pride in our team of physical therapists at Orthopedic Institute (OI). This talented group of individuals can be a key asset when dealing with pain or other orthopedic conditions.

Our featured team member this time around is Megan Cook. Megan graduated from the University of Sioux Falls...

4 Low-Impact Exercises Everyone Should Be Doing

Posted on August 07, 2017

Despite your best efforts, not everyone is in the right shape or at the right life stage for an intense workout every day. But thanks to a wealth of options, you can still get in your regular exercise without engaging in high-intensity, high-impact routines.

Here are four low-impact, effective...

5 Things to Look for in Orthopedic-Friendly Shoes

Posted on July 27, 2017

Whether you're accommodating for a temporary or chronic condition, shoes with orthopedic features can be a great tool for improving your foot health. They can go a long way toward treating conditions such as blisters, long-term foot pain, bone spurs or arthritis—all symptoms that can be born out...

Fix Your Body to Improve Your Golf Swing

Posted on July 18, 2017

In recent years, fitness and health have received much more attention when it comes to professional golf. Every golfer on tour has a fitness routine, as well as a comprehensive warm-up prior to tournament rounds. However, the vast majority of amateur golfers have not adopted this idea.

The golf...

Pain Management in Seniors: What You Should Know

Posted on July 13, 2017

From chronic conditions that cause ongoing pain, such as arthritis, to post-surgical rehabilitation, pain management is key to a senior's health regimen. While there are a variety of approaches to pain management in seniors, here are a few avenues to keep in mind.

See for yourself what our team...