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From everyday life and activities, to recreational and competitive sports; keeping you active is our business. Our expert team will work with you to determine the best treatment available for your specific needs.
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Orthopaedic problems can be caused by overuse, a sudden injury or develop over a length of time. Sometimes pain may be centered in a specific body part, but actually be caused by an issue in a different body area. We’ll determine the cause of your problem and get you on the best road to recovery for you.
Common conditions by body part are:
HealthPartners is committed to providing the highest quality of care for orthopaedic injuries and diseases. We work with specialists throughout our system to coordinate your care and offer programs targeted at specific areas.
From the weekend warrior to the elite athlete, we will work with you to understand the impact of sport on your body and how to avoid injury. If an injury does occur, we will work to get you back to being active as quickly and safely as possible. For information about sports specific care:
HealthPartners team of experts will work with you to identify your goals. We offer both non-surgical and surgery options to best meet your needs. HealthPartners Joint Program, working with Regions Hospital, is one of the few Joint Commission certified programs in the region, representing the highest quality of care.
Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons are among the best in the nation. We are ready 24/7 to care for any traumatic injuries and work with other specialists to meet all your needs. HealthPartners cares for you throughout your lifetime with programs in pediatric, adult and geriatric trauma.
Find a doctor for your specific needs.
We have a doctor to care for your particular injury. Members of our care team stay active themselves and understand the importance of getting back to doing the things you love.
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Cycling Tips for Beginners
With lots of safe biking paths and routes, Minnesota is a great place for people to live if they are looking to add cycling to their exercise routine. To help new riders be knowledgeable and safe, I’ve provided a few simple tips to get started.
Dr. Randy Twito
Sports medicine & orthopaedic surgeon, who enjoys alpine and cross-country skiing, cycling and archery
- Wear a helmet. Choose a helmet that fits snugly and meets safety standards.
- Find the right bike frame. To find the right frame size for your body, straddle the bike and stand flat-footed. There should be one to two inches of clearance between your groin and the top tube. Many find that positioning the top of their handle bars one inch lower than their seat position works well. Perhaps start there and adjust lower for a more aggressive, “aero” position or higher for more comfort.
- Pick the right seat. Position the seat so that your knee is only slightly bent at the bottom of each rotation.
- Find the right gear. Don’t pedal in high gear for long periods; this can increase pressure on your knees. Shift to lower gears and faster revolutions to get more exercise with less stress on your knees.
- Change positions. Vary your hand and body position frequently. That changes the angle of your back, neck and arms, so that different muscles are stressed and pressure is put on different nerves.
- Start slowly. It's best to start slowly; pedal around 30 minutes or so a day on flat terrain for the first three or four weeks, then slowly increase the length and intensity of your rides.
- Wear eyewear. It can be used for protection against debris and flying insects.
- Stay aware of your surroundings. Do not use ear buds, head phones or other distracting devices while cycling.