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  • Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke

    This heat and humidity - which, often times, extends well into the spring and fall months, as well - is virtually inescapable. This, in turn, winds up leading to all sorts of heat-related issues for pretty much anyone who spends time outside engaged in physical activity (be it playing sports, gardening, or spending the day at the local Farmers Market), ranging from mild ailments such as cramping, to life-threatening events like heat stroke.

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  • Fall Sports Injuries

    Fall Sports Injuries

    Summer is nearing the end, which means it’s time for school and fall sports to start up once again. Like every new season of sports, the fall brings an increased risk of injury when coming off of a break. According to Standard Children’s Health, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and over 3.5 million injuries happen every year.

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  • The Damage of Playing Through An Injury

    The Damage of Playing Through An Injury

    In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports and more than 3.5 million injuries occur each year. As an athlete, you may have probably heard “shake it off”, “tough it out”, or “rub some dirt on it” more times than you can count. Oftentimes athletes feel the pressure to perform and to have a warrior mentality, so they choose to play through the pain and keep their injuries hidden.

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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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  • 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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  • Winter Sports Injuries and Safety Tips

    Winter Sports Injuries and Safety Tips

    As fun as winter sports are, they can be extremely dangerous and lead to unwanted injuries. In fact, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, nearly 200,000 individuals were treated for winter-related sports injuries in 2018 – 76,000 injuries from snow skiing, 53,000 injuries from snowboarding, 48,000 injuries from ice skating, and 22,000 injuries from sledding.

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  • Causes of Knee Pain

    Causes of Knee Pain

    Do you have knee pain? If so, you are not alone. Nearly 100 million Americans live with chronic knee pain. Knee pain affects people of all ages and can be caused by various medical conditions or injuries. Depending on the case, knee pain may limit motion, affect control, diminish strength, and hinder mobility.

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  • Common Wrestling Injuries

    Common Wrestling Injuries

    If your child is a wrestler, they might be prone to injuries, such as bruises, cauliflower ear, or scrapes. Some of the most common types of orthopaedic injuries are to the shoulder or knee. These often are more severe than other types of wrestling injuries and frequently require surgeries and other treatments. Keep reading to learn how to prevent and treat common wrestling injuries.

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  • Physical Therapy Benefits and Tips

    Physical Therapy Benefits and Tips

    Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October! It is a great time to share the benefits of physical therapy and help keep you motivated. A patient’s motivation is key when it comes to recovery, but we know that it is easier said than done. Staying motivated is hard. Some clients are enthusiastic about doing their exercises, while others struggle to find their drive. It is easy to push physical therapy off when they are not in pain or they are bored with their exercises.

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  • Staying Active During COVID-19

    Staying Active During COVID-19

    In the matter of months, our lifestyles have changed dramatically because of COVID-19 – and our workout routines were no exception to that change. With stay-in-place orders and social distancing, it has made it difficult to stay active. But, we are here to tell you that you need to keep your body moving no matter the circumstances! Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recommends exercising for 150 minutes a week (a.k.a. 30 minutes for 5 days a week).

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