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ACL Injuries Can Happen to Anyone

An ACL injury sounds like something that would only happen to an athlete, but Brandon Fites, MD, orthopedic and sports medicine specialist, says they’re more common than you think. Everyone from high school and recreational athletes to farmers and ranchers can suffer an ACL injury. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health

Cardiac MRI Offers Clear Images for a Clearer Diagnosis

Photo Courtesy of Dakota Wesleyan UniversityJason Christensen, head women’s basketball coach at Dakota Wesleyan University, was cleared for more activity, thanks to clear images of his heart through cardiac MRI. Cardiac MRI provided such clear images of Jason Christensen’s heart, he’s been cleared to run and lift weights, rather than wonder if such activities might harm his heart. Read More »
Exercise, Heart Health, Sports Medicine · Avera Health

4 Signs Your Shoes Are Worn Out

It’s the New Year and along with ushering in a new season many of us have the New Year’s resolution to be active and get more exercise. One of the things that can hold you back is pain, especially foot pain. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health

Fall Sports and Concussion: If in doubt, sit them out

The crisp evenings, the popcorn, the band and school pride – there’s nothing quite like football season. Yet as fans cheer their team to victory, some moms and dads are anxiously watching their sons, wondering if that last tackle was a little too rough. Read More »
Sports Medicine · Avera Health

Creating a Plan for Success: Off-Season Ball Handling and Shooting

Basketball is a skilled sport. If you only pick up a basketball during the season, you risk falling behind the players you compete against. This doesn’t mean that you can’t play other sports, but you must continue to work on your skills year round. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan

Beat the Heat!

As the weather continues to promise spring conditions, now is a good time to talk about how heat affects us, especially since many people and athletes are looking forward to some quality time outdoors. Heat illness takes many forms, from mild to severe. Read More »
Sports Medicine · McKennan