By Jennifer Taniguchi, M.D., Orthopedics No matter a person’s actual age, everyone ages at a different rate. This is chronological age vs. biological age. We all know of someone who appears to be younger, or older than they really are. Haven’t you heard someone say, “I feel so old!” as their joints snap, crackle, and...
Category: Orthopedic Services
A Tale of Two Surgeries: Glacial Ridge Center for Surgical Care in Glenwood
LuAnn’s knee pain and swelling made it difficult to do anything - even walk. Marlyn’s accident, which ultimately required a total shoulder replacement, began with an annoying Asian beetle. Their experiences with Dr. Taniguchi led to active, pain-free lives again.
The Wrist: Few Bones—Huge Impact
Such a small area of the body can make a large impact on wrist or hand fractures, injuries from falls, or a condition such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Learn more - prevention and treatment.
New Treatments, Relief for Recent or Chronic Pain
In addition to doctors prescribing non-opioid medications for patients with chronic or new pain, therapy services takes a comprehensive approach to providing pain relief. These interventions give hope of recovery from chronic pain and are part of a program referred to as the Pain Neuroscience Education + Program.
Shoulder Conditions: Rotator Cuff Injuries and Dislocations
Rotator cuff tears and dislocations - common conditions that can affect the shoulders - can often be treated without surgery, but if surgery is needed, it can often be done arthroscopically.
Is Your Shoulder Ready For Summer’s (Social Distance) Activities?
By Michelle Linz, Occupational Therapy Spring is a time when golfing and fishing are a few activities that people can get out and enjoy again, but they may cause irritation or pain in the shoulder joint. Did you know that Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with a variety of issues and diagnoses involving the shoulder joint?...
A Motorcyclist’s Return to the Open Roads Post Hand-Surgery
Ray could crush walnuts with his hand. As a retired carpenter and maintenance man, he still enjoys working with his hands – from carpentry and fixing motorcycles in his shop to bowling, playing beanbags, and riding motorcycles – he is active. Seven months ago that all changed – but there is a shiny, happy ending....
“Doc, my knee is killing me. What can I do?”
By Gustave L. Mellgren, M.D., Family Medicine with Obstetrics Sound familiar to you or someone you know? If so, you are not alone. Chronic knee pain affects 25% of adults. Arthritis is the most common cause of knee pain that limits people from activities they want to do or which keeps their body healthy. Staying...
Glacial Ridge Health System Offers New Treatment for Chronic Pain
Glacial Ridge Health System now offers COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment, which is a non-invasive, outpatient option for sufferers of chronic pain. Family medicine provider Dr. Gustave Mellgren is certified to provide the COOLIEF treatment, which is intended for those with chronic pain that has lasted longer than three months. Dr. Mellgren can treat those with...