January 15, 2016
New Surgeon Settles In
Cincinnati native Dr. Adam Miller opens up about joining a well known local sports medicine practice. He talks baby boomers, competition, and even footwear!
Not surprisingly, baby boomers are staying active. While pursuit of healthy and fit lifestyles is a good thing, this sometimes results in injuries to the lower extremities. If there is pain below the knee, Adam Miller, M.D., of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, is ready to fix it.
“There are so many of the baby boomers who are experiencing these injuries,” Dr. Miller explains. “You end up breaking them down into the weekend warriors and the more competitive athletes who continue to compete at a fairly intense level.”
Dr. Miller is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine, specifically foot and ankle trauma. One of the advantages he sees in working at Beacon is that the practice is the perfect size to be proactive to changes in the marketplace and fluctuations in patient desires.
Since the first baby boomers met Medicare eligibility in 2011, it’s no surprise that ankles and knees are requiring some medical attention. This generation equates age with anything but slowing down. Taking the proper time to rest and heal joint injuries can be a challenge for competitive Boomers who want to get back to their sport.
“You really don’t want to try to play through the pain,” Dr. Miller cautioned. If a patient doesn’t want to take time off to heal fully, that means prevention is becoming even more important. This can often be accomplished through simple stretches as well as warming up. Dr. Adam Miller also cautioned the Weekend Warrior types to ease into physical activity. Getting up off the couch to suddenly relive the glory days can all too often result in an injury.
But it isn’t all about the body. Sometimes the equipment is important. When it comes to footwear, Dr. Adam Miller recommends consulting a specialist to achieve the right fit and support for your body and sport.
Miller earned his engineering degree from the University of Illinois. Upon graduation, he began medical school at Northwestern University. His surgical internship and orthopedic residency were completed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and his orthopaedic foot and ankle medicine fellowship was completed at Union Memorial Hospital.