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Getting the Right Care for Your Bicep Tendon Tear Nov 1st, 2022

Your biceps do more than just swell when you flex them! In fact, you rely on these muscles, found in the front of your upper arms, for a wide range of motions. The biceps muscles in your arms connect to your shoulder and elbow joints with strong tendons. If these...

Why Strength Training Is so Important to Injury Prevention Oct 1st, 2022

Falls and injuries can become a real problem, especially if you’re an active athlete or as you’re getting older. One of the best ways to prevent injury in the future is to focus on building up your body’s strength with strength training. At Rapid City Orthopedics, located in Rapid City, South...

Here's What You Should Know About Shoulder Injuries Sep 1st, 2022

Your shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket that allows for a full range of motion in your arms and upper body. That also means that there’s a lot in your shoulder that can go wrong if you get injured. Whether you experience a shoulder dislocation or other type of shoulder injury,...

Reasons You Shouldn't Play Through a Sprained Ankle Aug 1st, 2022

Your ankles are one of the many joints that keep your body mobile. Ankles, however, can be prone to injury, with physicians seeing around 2 million ankle sprains each year. Ankle sprains and strains usually aren’t serious, but treating them immediately, regardless of severity, can save you much grief later.  ...

Tips for Preventing Knee Injuries While You Play Jul 1st, 2022

Your best tool for fully participating in sports, whether you play on a local team or in a professional league, is protecting your body. Your knees are essential to playing almost any sport, and choosing the right gear and warm-up exercises will keep you in the game. Joseph L. Humpherys,...

The Importance of Athletes Seeing a Sports Medicine Surgeon Jun 1st, 2022

Sports medicine is a growing field. From physical therapists to orthopedic surgeons, this field of medicine focuses on understanding athletic injuries, administering the necessary treatments, and restoring active bodies to the vim and vigor they had prior to an injury. Joseph L. Humpherys, DO, leads the orthopedic team at Rapid City...

Getting Active Again After a Rotator Cuff Tear May 3rd, 2022

Your first good stretch of the morning is possible, in part, because of your rotator cuff — a collection of muscles that cushion and safeguard the bones in your shoulder. If your rotator cuff is injured, not only is it painful, likely keeping you up at night, but you’ll notice...

5 Tips for Preventing Shoulder-Related Sports Injuries Apr 1st, 2022

Shoulder injuries are common. Athletes and middle-aged people are at elevated risk of serious injury to their shoulder, whether to the bones, muscles, or soft tissue. When you’ve injured your shoulder, most people experience painful symptoms. Joseph L. Humpherys leads our extraordinary team at Rapid City Orthopedics, a conveniently located practice In...

Will My ACL Tear Heal on Its Own? Mar 9th, 2022

Your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a diagonal ligament within the knee that offers rotational stability to the joint. An ACL tear is a major injury that affects the function of your knee. When this painful injury happens, you’re left wondering if your knee will return to its full function,...