Spring into Motion with Dr. Anthony Tedesco, Orthopedic Expert

man and woman enjoying bike ride, green scenic path
Grinnell, IA – April 15, 2021 – It’s not uncommon to take bone and joint health for granted – until something happens that limits and restricts freedom and mobility. As more people venture outside to enjoy the fresh air this spring, Anthony Tedesco, DO, of Des Moines Orthopaedic Surgeons (DMOS) provides four tips on how to enjoy regular outdoor activities while keeping one’s bone and joint health on track.

  1. Exercise daily. Whether an individual implements an active lifestyle as a preventative measure or tries to strengthen an already fragile skeletal system, the key to developing strong bones and joints over time is to start slow and ease into a routine to get the body moving.
  2. Eat right. Fuel the body with a diet that promotes healthy bones and joints. Make sure to consume foods full of calcium and vitamin D.
  3. Gear up. It is important that proper-fitting equipment is worn. For example, wear comfortable, supportive tennis shoes when going for a walk. Make sure the tennis shoes have plenty of room to avoid feet cramps and/or injury.
  4. Practice precaution. If any changes are noticed in your orthopedic health, make sure to take action and ice the area to reduce swelling, wrap the area to compress and keep in place or elevate the area to encourage blood flow.
If the bone or joint continues to weaken or have residual pain, it is important to seek medical attention. The UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic team is here to support and care for patients from start to finish. Dr. Tedesco is accepting new patients in Grinnell. Call (641) 236-2925 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Tedesco is a DMOS surgeon who lives and works in Grinnell full-time, providing orthopedic care at the UnityPoint Health - Grinnell Orthopedic Clinic, located in the Ahrens Medical Arts Building at 202 Fourth Ave., Grinnell, adjacent to the medical center.

Dr. Tedesco is a general orthopedic surgeon and orthopedic sports medicine expert. He specializes in general orthopedics and treatment for a wide array of fractures, injuries and degenerative conditions with a special focus on arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder including procedures such as ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repairs. He also performs total and partial joint replacements of the knee and shoulder.

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About UnityPoint Health – Grinnell
UnityPoint Health® - Grinnell is a nonprofit and non-tax supported rural health care provider serving more than 40,000 residents in a six-county rural area of east central Iowa. UnityPoint Health – Grinnell includes Grinnell Regional Medical Center -a 49-bed hospital- as well as the Manatt Walk-In Clinic, Grinnell Family Practice, Victor Health Center, Grinnell Regional Public Health, UnityPoint at Home and UnityPoint Hospice. It is comprised of 50 physicians and allied health care professionals who provide an array of services from birth to end-of-life. Specialties include bariatric surgery; emergency medicine; family medicine; general surgery; internal medicine; obstetrics/gynecology; otolaryngology; pain management; pathology; pediatrics; podiatry; radiology; and geriatric medicine. Visiting specialists in more than 10 concentrations provide additional specialty care for area residents. For more information, visit unitypoint.org/Grinnell.

About DMOS
Since 1955 DMOS Orthopaedic Centers has been leading the way, providing innovative quality care to patients of Central Iowa with offices in Ankeny, Des Moines and West Des Moines and outreach locations in surrounding communities. The DMOS team of doctors, surgeons and physical therapists have specialties that include: Sports Medicine, Hip, Knee, Shoulder, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Upper Extremity, Spine, and General Orthopaedics. Along with inpatient and outpatient orthopedic surgery, DMOS offers a variety of services committed to helping you get back to living, which include: Urgent Injury Walk-In Clinic, MRI, Physical and Hand Therapy, Workers Compensation, Regenerative Medicine and Spine Center. For more information, visit dmos.com.