Springtime is finally making its way to Wyoming. By June, most of us are ready bid farewell to the snow, at least for a couple of months, and exchange the ski gear for bikes and rafts. Springtime is a time of year when the sunlight seems to last forever and we’re looking for ways to extend the fun even longer. When could you find a better time to check out the state’s beautiful hiking and biking trails or find yourself rafting down the river with the sun on your face?

With only a couple months to enjoy the warm weather, no one wants to waste a precious moment. Yet, one of the biggest obstacles to enjoying all the season has to offer is having a body that’s ready and able to cooperate in any moment and any motion. This is true no matter if you’re a dedicated weekend warrior or merely wanting to make the most of each beautiful day. To keep moving at any age, it’s critical to have healthy joints ready and able to provide full cooperation whether you want to bend, wiggle, turn, wave or pick something up.

Tips for Healthy Joints

  • Stay in motion
  • Protect the body you’ve got
  • Remain at a healthy weight
  • Check out low-impact exercise (walking, bicycling, swimming and strength training)
  • Improve range of motion with stretching and flexibility
  • Add core strength for overall support
  • Avoid working through pain and injury
  • Respect the body

Don’t Compromise

As sturdy as our skeletons are, they are not invincible to daily living. With time and use they can become injured or damaged. Even something as innocent as excess body weight can cause unintentional wear and tear on the cartilage and synovium, the smooth tissues in the body. Collectively, damage to the tissues can evolve into debilitating arthritis and premature wearing of the joints. The good news is lack of mobility is rarely permanent. Modern orthopedics provides an option for replacing diseased and damaged joints with inpatient and outpatient procedures designed to restore mobility.

No Boundaries

Orthopedic procedures such as Total Joint Replacement, Carpal Tunnel surgery, and Foot & Ankle surgery can restore the body to its rightful normal of uninhibited motion, no matter what age you are. The orthopedic specialists at Casper Orthopedics offer more than 100 years of combined experience treating children and adults. With a little assistance from Summit Medical Center’s patient-focused care, you’ll be enjoying mobile and active Wyoming springtimes for years to come.

Summit Medical Center Orthopedic Services

  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Fractures & Traumatic Injuries
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Hand Surgery
  • Complex Sports Injuries
  • Foot & Ankle Procedures
  • Arthritis Surgery
  • Complete Spine, Back & Neck Treatment

To learn more, please contact us at (307) 232-6600 or visit www.summitmedicalcasper.com

Remember, you always have a choice in your healthcare. Summit Medical Center offers orthopedics; ear, nose and throat; pediatrics, gastrointestinal; primary care; general surgery, pulmonary; and plastic surgery to the Casper, Wyoming, area. With cost-competitive, high-quality medical care and superior patient service, Summit Medical Center is changing the delivery of healthcare in Casper and beyond.

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