Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin
Get moving again.
The human body has more than 200 bones and hundreds of joints and muscles that connect them. If you are among the 28 million Americans that suffer from muscle, joint or tendon pain, or have limited range of motion, make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien.
Six tips you should know before entering the exam room
Our orthopedic surgeons can help you relieve pain and get back to normal life. What do they want you to know before you enter the exam room?
Here’s the inside scoop, directly from our bone and joint docs…
1. Ask questions
Bring your questions and be prepared to share your story. While imaging through MRI, CT or X-Ray is helpful, your story and your lifestyle is just as important.
2. Explore treatment options
Sometimes surgery isn’t the answer. Most minor sprains, strains or overuse injuries, such astendonitis, can be treated with rest, over-the-counter anti-inflammatories or therapy.
3. Don't wait too long
For weakness, numbness, or aches that last more than 3-4 weeks, it’s best not to wait too long to schedule a consultation.
4. Recovery can be a challenge
Surgery is the easy part. Expect recovery to be your biggest challenge (we have experts for that too).
5. You are unique
Treatment plans are individualized. When you ask for recommendations or advice, keep in mind that every injury, body and lifestyle is unique- what did or didn’t work for another person may not compare to your experience.
6. Explore your options
Get a second or third professional opinion. You have choices and should feel comfortable with your orthopedic experience.
At Crossing Rivers Health Center for Specialty Care, we understand the importance of specialized care by experienced professionals who focus on the complexities of specific parts of the body. We’ll work with you to find the right solution for your orthopedic concern. Schedule an appointment today!
Orthopedic services available at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien
- Knee replacement surgery
- Hip replacement surgery
- Advanced orthopedic surgery
- Arthroscopy surgery
- Sports medicine
- Fracture repair
- Joint replacement surgery
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- ACL and meniscus injuries
- Tennis and golfer's elbow
- Sprains and strains
Meet our surgeons
Hear from our patients:
Cindy Justman and her brother traveled more than three hours to Prairie du Chien for a music festival. In walking out of their tent, Cindy's foot got stuck and she fell. She was transported to the Emergency Room at Crossing Rivers Health, where she had orthopedic surgery. Cindy appreciated her experience so much, she continued to travel back to Crossing Rivers Health for follow up care. Hear Cindy share her experience.
Denny Garcia had a mishap one evening and broke his leg. His experience was drastic, but he "thanks his lucky stars" for coming to Crossing Rivers Health.