Health News

Health News

Find all clinic news, health and wellness resources, upcoming events, fitness tips, blog posts, and featured patient stories right here in the St. Cloud Orthopedics Health News Blog. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. To have featured news sent right to your inbox, be sure to sign up for our OrthoReview eNewsletter. Patient and community education is important to our staff—we value the opportunity to stay connected in these ways!

 

One-on-One with Dr. Eric Green

Dr. Eric Green, one of our Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Specialists who works primarily with knees and shoulders, shares his approach to patient care in this brief video. He talks about the importance of exploring nonsurgical orthopedic care and lifestyle changes before considering orthopedic surgery. And if it does come to surgery, he explains the […]

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The Beginner’s Guide to Running a 5K

Stretching before running

  We’re in the heart of 5K season – it seems like local nonprofits and community fundraisers are hosting a run every weekend. You’ve probably also noticed the billboards and radio ads everywhere for the Color Run, Mudman, and other themed races. Maybe this is the year you’ve finally decided to participate in the excitement […]

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Mitchell S. Patient Testimonial

Mitchell S. came here to St. Cloud Orthopedics to see Dr. McIver for his ongoing back pain. Watch his patient testimonial video to see why he was so comfortable with the care he received from our clinic.

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Top Outdoor Trails in Central Minnesota

Walking on a trail in Central MN

Finding a great running or walking trail in Central Minnesota is actually pretty easy since it seems that a major trail goes through many cities and towns in our area. If you’re looking to get off the treadmill this summer and enjoy the great outdoors, here are some of our favorites for you to choose from. […]

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Liz’s Patient Testimonial

Liz brings her Mom here to St. Cloud Orthopedics to see Dr. Sigurdson. Watch this patient testimonial video to see why they choose to keep coming back.  

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Ideal Running Surfaces

Running on grass

Find the ideal running surface for your summer workouts Now that the weather is nice enough to begin enjoying your favorite outdoor activities, it’s time to talk about staying healthy and avoiding injuries, especially when it comes to running. Whether you’re running to simply stay in shape, or are preparing for a race, it’s always […]

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9 Fab Smartphone Apps for Tracking Health and Fitness

We know that our patients and friends are busy, active people. One part of being fit and progressing toward your personal health goals can be right on your smartphone—whether your goals are based on weight loss, endurance, flexibility, or recovery from an injury. There are several apps for Android and Apple products that can track […]

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10 Questions With Dr. Jason Kelly, Spine Surgeon

Dr. Jason Kelly—one of our three spine specialists—has been with the Spine Center here at St. Cloud Orthopedics since September of 2015. In his brief video below, he talks about how he works with patients to determine the right kind of spine treatment for them—which for 80-90% of cases does not involve surgery. Check it out […]

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Securely Communicate With Us Through Our New Patient Portal

SCO Patient Portal

Our new patient portal (which can always be found from the homepage of our website) enhances your care experience by providing a direct route of online communication. Once you set up your account using the steps below, you’ll be able to: Request appointments Pay your bills Request medication refills Receive appointment reminders to your e-mail […]

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Caring for a Sprained Ankle

Sprained Ankle

Whether you play pick-up basketball on the weekends or take walks around the neighborhood, there’s always that chance of twisting an ankle. Not only can it be painful, but also disruptive of your everyday life. Not every sprain is equal (there are three different grades of sprains) but knowing and following the R.I.C.E. guidelines is […]

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