Engaging in sports offers great benefits to a person’s body and mind. Not only does physical activity keep you in shape and help lower your chances of a wide variety of health conditions, but studies also show that exercise can help relieve mental stress, anxiety, and depression. However, as with...Read More about What Is A Sports Medicine Physician?
If you’re experiencing chronic joint pain, you likely have two questions. What’s causing your joints to hurt and how can you treat your joint pain? Causes for joint pain can vary, and finding out what’s causing your joint pain is vital to finding the right treatment. Learn more about some...Read More about What Causes Joint Pain?
Back pain is one of the most common reasons patients visit a healthcare provider. Symptoms of back issues (either due to a back injury/spine injury or a chronic back condition) such as back pain, reduced range of motion, back stiffness, etc. can often be treated with non-surgical methods such as...Read More about When Should You Consider Back Surgery?
If you’re experiencing chronic hand pain or reduced range of motion and function in your hands and fingers, you may be suffering from a chronic hand condition or hand disease. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of common hand conditions is the first step toward symptom relief. Common hand conditions can...Read More about Spotting and Treating Common Hand Conditions
With fall sports just around the corner, understanding how to prevent common sports injuries is an important topic for both athletes and parents. No matter what sport you play and no matter what intensity level, there are certain steps that you can take to avoid getting injured this season. Common...Read More about Common Sports Injuries and How To Prevent Them
Are you suffering from chronic back pain or discomfort and aren’t sure why? Back pain can have a serious impact on your daily life, and letting back pain go untreated can lead to worsening symptoms and even lasting damage. Figuring out what’s causing your back pain is the first step...Read More about 5 Common Causes of Back Pain
Dr. Andrew Odland is an Orthopedic Surgeon for Orthopedic Specialists / Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. He has been with ISH and OS since 2018, primarily working in Fort Dodge and Garner, Iowa. Terry Baxter (Iowa State Representative) reached out to Dr. Odland to ask if he would be willing...Read More about Humanitarian Case Performed at Iowa Specialty Hospitals
Chronic knee pain can have a serious impact on your daily life as well as your overall mental and physical health. If you have chronic knee pain, you've likely spoken to your doctor and tried out various methods to relieve it. But at what point do you consult an orthopedic...Read More about 5 Signs You May Need a Knee Replacement
Are you experiencing pain, tingling, or numbness in your hands? Having trouble gripping objects? You may be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, and you’re not alone! Carpal tunnel syndrome is extremely common and the likelihood of experiencing it only gets greater with age. Luckily, there are many treatments to help...Read More about Conquering Carpal Tunnel