Orthopedic Institute Blog

Common Foot Problems- Plantar Fasciitis

Posted on September 08, 2015

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This chronic problem is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-like structure that passes from the heel to the forefoot. The inflammation is caused by the fascia partially tearing or pulling away from the heel. A bony spur may also...

Common Foot Problems- Heel Pain

Posted on September 08, 2015

Heel pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. Over time, problems with the way you walk or stand can cause painful changes in ligaments and other tissues. The heel and ankle bones can be affected too. Heel pain also can result from an injury or a health problem, such as...

Common Foot Problems- Hallux Rigidus

Posted on September 08, 2015

Hallux rigidus is characterized by loss of motion, pain, redness, and swelling at the base of the big toe. It’s a chronic condition caused by arthritis, often brought on by an old injury.

Common Foot Problems- Bunions/Bunionette

Posted on September 08, 2015

A bunion is an unsightly bump at the base of the big toe. Because bunions don’t fit most shoes, the skin in the area can become irritated and swollen. Bunions, hammer toes, and metatarsalgia often appear together. Although bunions tend to be hereditary, wearing shoes with too narrow a forefoot or...


Posted on August 28, 2015





Prompt treatment of a sports injury is important. When a sports injury occurs, your athlete wants to get back into the game quickly. As a parent, coach or athletic director, you want them to receive the best care and return to play safely.



Orthopedic Institute Earns ACR Accreditation

Posted on July 08, 2015

Congratulations to our imaging team at Orthopedic Institute. They have been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to...

Orthopedic Institute/ D1 Groundbreaking

Posted on June 23, 2015


Orthopedic Update:  Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted on June 12, 2015

The anterior approach to total hip replacement has emerged as a practical alternative to the posterior approach that most surgeons still use. Although it has been in use to some degree since the 1980's, new instrumentation allowing it to be performed using smaller incisions has made it increasingly...

Orthopedic Institute/ D1 Groundbreaking Rescheduled

Posted on June 09, 2015

In Pursuit of the Perfect Game: It Might not be Your Swing that Needs Correcting

Posted on April 21, 2015

Article by Brianna Venekamp- Sioux Falls Women Magazine