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  • Running Tips for National Runner’s Month

    Running Tips for National Runner’s Month

    Whether you’re a marathon pro or running newbie, May is a great time to set new goals and go the distance because it’s National Runner’s Month. As you take the next step, here are some useful tips to help you stay motivated and healthy during your running journey.

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  • Spring Sports Injuries

    Spring Sports Injuries

    Now that spring is officially here and nice weather is in the forecast, there’s a whole new set of sports to get excited about! However, with these new activities comes the possibility of injuries. While it’s important to prepare for the season ahead, some injuries are just inevitable. In this blog, we’ll discuss some of the most common injuries for spring sports and how to prevent them.

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  • What Is Trigger Finger

    What Is Trigger Finger

    Trigger finger, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, is a condition where one of your fingers gets stuck in a bent position due to inflamed tendons. Most patients who have trigger finger complain about their finger popping, locking in a bent position, or barely being able to bend. This condition can make doing simple daily tasks difficult, and it can be quite uncomfortable and painful. In this blog,

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  • Importance of Preseason Training

    Importance of Preseason Training

    The team here at Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery, PC is all about preseason training. As spring sets in, this is the prime time for athletes to prepare for their summer season. No matter the sport, age, or level of athletics, we highly encourage all athletes to participate in a preseason training program.

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  • Tips for Finding the Right Shoes

    Tips for Finding the Right Shoes

    Shoes can either help with foot pain or cause foot pain. As a matter of fact, a large amount of the population wears the wrong size of shoes, which ultimately leads to foot pain and discomfort.

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  • Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

    Plantar Fasciitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

    Every year 2 million people are treated for plantar fasciitis, which is the most common cause of heel pain. It occurs when the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes (plantar fascia) becomes irritated and inflamed. In this blog, we’ll discuss the common symptoms, causes, complications, and treatment options for plantar fasciitis.

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  • Is it a Sprain, Strain, or Break?

    Is it a Sprain, Strain, or Break?

    Tripping on a curb, slipping in the shower, or falling down the stairs… accidents happen. Sprains, strains, and breaks are common results of these accidents. Additionally, each of these injuries often have similar symptoms,

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  • How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent Frostbite

    How to Spot, Treat, and Prevent Frostbite

    Frostbite is an injury due to the freezing of the skin and the underlying tissues. In most cases, frostbite is treatable, but it can potentially turn into a serious condition. It’s likely to occur when the skin is exposed to cold, wet, and windy weather. It’s most commonly seen on the fingers, toes, nose, ears, cheeks, and chin.

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  • How to Prevent Slipping on Ice

    How to Prevent Slipping on Ice

    With snow and ice, comes slips and falls. Unfortunately, slipping on ice can lead to many injuries and visits to the doctor. So, before you head outside this winter, it’s important to take some precautionary measures to ensure your safety. In this blog, we’ll talk about how to prevent slipping and falling on ice and what to do if you do.

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  • Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

    Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

    Who’s ready for a fresh start in 2021? Losing weight and dieting are some of the most common resolutions nowadays, but oftentimes they’re the hardest to follow through with. As we start this New Year, it’s time to set new goals that will truly improve your health and be worth keeping for life. Take a look at these five healthy new year’s resolutions to try this year!

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