What Good Posture Means and How to Improve It

Article featured on Harvard Health Publishing “Stand up straight.” That’s timeless advice we’ve probably all heard at one time or another. It’s worth heeding. Good posture is important to balance: by standing up straight, you center your weight over your feet. This also helps you maintain correct form while exercising, which results in fewer injuries […]

7 Health Benefits of Swimming

Article featured on verywellfit, Medically reviewed by Vanessa Nzeh, MD Swimming is the fourth most popular form of exercise in the United States with over 27 million people participating over the age of six. But there are also many barriers to participating in swimming. For instance, many people don’t learn to swim until later in life and some […]

Weak Hip Flexors: Signs, Symptoms, and How to Treat Them

Article featured on MedicalNewsToday, medically reviewed by Gregory Minnis, DPT — Written by Lois Zoppi on February 27, 2021 Weak hip flexors can cause the surrounding muscles to overcompensate, which can cause pain and difficulty walking. Treatment for weak hip flexors includes physical therapy and exercises. The hip flexors are muscles that connect the lower back to the hips, […]

Are You Ready for a Marathon?

Article featured on Summit Orthopedics If you are a runner, running a marathon may be on your bucket list. We share some advice for you to consider before you commit to your first marathon. In the summertime race events are plentiful. Runners can include the whole family in a day of fitness fun by signing […]

Dr. Kenneth Hegewald, DPM FACFAS has joined the OSM Team!

We are happy to announce the newest edition to our team – Dr. Kenneth Hegewald, DPM FACFAS! Dr. Hegewald is a board-certified, fellowship trained podiatric foot and ankle surgeon.  He completed his undergraduate education at Carroll College in Helena, MT and podiatric medical school at Des Moines University in Iowa. He then went on to […]

Causes of Elbow or Arm Pain

Article features on News Medical Life Sciences There are various possible causes of elbow pain or arm pain. These include injury to the arm, compression of the nerves that serve the arm, arthritis, and various other health conditions. Injury A sprain can occur when a movement of the arm has caused damage to the connective […]

Why are arthritis symptoms worse at night?

Article featured on Medical News Today Many people notice that their arthritis symptoms get worse at night. When this occurs, it can be hard for people to sleep, leaving them exhausted in the morning and potentially contributing to daytime pain or fatigue. It is common for pain to get worse at night. A 2020 study found that […]

Swollen Knee Causes and Treatments

Article featured on the Mayo Clinic Overview A swollen knee occurs when excess fluid accumulates in or around your knee joint. Your doctor might refer to this condition as an effusion (ih-FYU-zhen) in your knee joint. Some people call this condition “water on the knee.” A swollen knee may be the result of trauma, overuse […]

Common Heel Pain

This article is featured on Humpal Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Centers Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the bottom of the foot. It is a common cause of heel pain and is sometimes called a heel spur. Plantar fasciitis is the correct term to use when there is active inflammation. Plantar fasciosis is […]

What a Dislocated Elbow Means

Article featured on the Cleveland Clinic. The elbow is composed of three bones. A dislocation happens when any of these bones become separated or knocked out of place. If you think you have dislocated your elbow, you should get immediate medical help. What is a dislocated elbow? A dislocated elbow occurs when any of the […]