Orthopedic Institute Blog

Senior Health: When Injuries Are Serious Enough for an Orthopedic Visit

Posted on June 08, 2017

Injuries can be difficult to evaluate if you’re not a trained professional. Especially if symptoms don’t start to act up until well after the injury occurred. So how can you tell if your injury needs to be examined by an orthopedic specialist?

Here are some signs for seniors to watch for after...

5 Unique Ways to Exercise Outdoors This Spring

Posted on June 01, 2017

The warm weather is upon us, so it's time to break out of the indoor exercise routine and hit the outdoors. But now that you're finally free to comfortably get in an outside workout, what new methods should you try out?

Whether you need new ideas to fit a busy spring schedule or want to try out...

5 Solo Exercises That Improve Your Agility

Posted on May 25, 2017

There's never a bad time of year to get in a workout—so how can you shake off some stiffness and soreness and get your agility back to its optimum state? Furthermore, what is "agility?" Agility is the ability to move your body quickly, easily and with control and balance. (In other words, it's...

A Parent's Guide to Spring Family Outdoors Time

Posted on May 23, 2017

The warmth has finally arrived. So while the weather is still moderate before summer sets in, it's time to take advantage of some family time outside. There are plenty of activities you can engage in with these last few weeks of spring, but how about trying something new?

Here are a few ideas...

Prize Package: Golf Medicine Experience ($350 Value)

Posted on May 18, 2017

You love golf. Or maybe you are intrigued by golf. But did you know that there are methods, tools and techniques that can make it even more valuable for your health and wellness than you expected? Orthopedic Institute (OI) is here to guide you through the world of golf medicine.

And we're doing...

5 Everyday Tips for Fighting Off Knee Pain

Posted on May 09, 2017

We all experience aches and pains now and again. But it's about how we treat these pains and respond to them that helps us to truly prevent future ongoing conditions. Knee pain is a particularly common one—but what can you do to fight off this common ache?

Here are just a few examples of how to...

When to See a Doctor for Your Shoulder Injury

Posted on May 04, 2017

Whether you're an avid athlete or do a lot of heavy lifting, shoulder pain isn't always such an uncommon symptom for many of us. (And since each and every one of us is aging, it becomes increasingly more likely as we get older.) But when does pain merit a visit to an orthopedic physician?

Here...

Upcoming Event: Shriners Hospitals Complimentary Screening Clinic for Children

Posted on May 03, 2017

Has your child ever shown possible signs of an orthopedic condition? You can get your questions answered when you bring your child to the complimentary screening clinic at Orthopedic Institute (OI) in Sioux Falls which is sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Read on to find out more...

10 Questions with Dr. K.C. Chang

Posted on April 27, 2017

We're diving into getting to know the team at Orthopedic Institute (OI), introducing you to some of our illustrious team members.

Today’s featured team member is Dr. K.C. Chang, one of our physicians. Dr. Chang graduated from Florida State University before attending medical school at University...

Benefits of Radiofrequency Ablation for Your Back and Neck Arthritis

Posted on April 13, 2017

Arthritis pain can keep you from enjoying hobbies you love or getting the rest you need. If you’re not interested or able to pursue advanced surgical options, there are alternatives. One such alternative is a radiofrequency ablation (RFA) also known as a "rhizotomy."

Read on to learn more about...