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.

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...

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...

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...

6 Common Causes of Back Pain

Posted on July 06, 2017

Back pain can be detrimental both to your physical wellbeing and your ability to enjoy your day both at work and in your free time. That's why it's a good idea to pinpoint what's causing your back pain so you can start to get some relief.

Here are six such causes that are common among back-pain...

Physical Therapy in South Dakota: Meet Adam Halseth

Posted on June 28, 2017

We’re giving you a peek into what makes Orthopedic Institute (OI) tick by shedding some light on our best and brightest.

Today’s featured team member is Adam Halseth, one of our physical therapists (PT). Adam graduated from the University of Minnesota and earned his doctorate from Mayo Clinic...

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...

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...