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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,...