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5 Common Causes of Hip Pain

As one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the body, it’s common to experience pain in your hip. Your hip allows you perform many motions, such as walking, sitting, and bending. However, pain in the hip can make these basic motions nearly impossible. To understand your hip pain, it’s important to know how your hip works. The hip is a…

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Prevent Back to School Injury!

Are you ready for the new school year from an orthopedic standpoint? Finding the Right Backpack: Heavy backpacks are a common cause of back pain in children. When choosing which one to use for school, here are some tips: Backpacks should weigh 10% or less of the child’s total body weight. Choose a rolling backpack if it weighs more than…

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A Simple Overview of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

If you have a rotator cuff injury, everyday activities may become difficult. Simple actions like combing your hair or tucking in your shirt can be painful. Rotator cuff injuries can occur for many reasons & are often the result of repetitive strain. Any job or activity that requires repeated overhand motions, can lead to this type of injury. Sudden powerful…

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What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)?

For many years, spine surgery was performed as open surgery. Now, new technology has made it possible for more back and neck conditions to be treated with minimally invasive surgical techniques, which benefit patients in a number of ways, including faster recovery times, less pain after surgery, and reduced risk of complications. In this blog, the fellowship-trained Houston spine specialists…

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Getting Back on Track after the Holidays

Sometimes our best intentions go out the window during the holidays, and we don’t follow through with our exercise & diet plans. That’s okay too. The holidays are for spending time with family and friends, enjoying traditions, and lots of high calorie foods. But now it’s time to get back on track with your exercise routine. Read on for some…

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5 Questions You Should Ask Before Any Orthopedic Surgery

After your doctor tells you surgery is necessary, you may be frightening and intimidating. There are some steps you can take to ease some of the stress involved prior to having orthopedic surgery. Asking your surgeon these five questions, may help you better understand what to expect and ease your anxieties and allow you to become better informed before surgery….

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Healing a Rotator Cuff Tear

A torn rotator cuff will weaken your shoulder making many daily activities, like brushing your hair or dressing, painful and difficult to perform. Your arm is kept in your shoulder socket by your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a network of four muscles that come together as tendons to form a covering, attaching the humerus to the shoulder blade…

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6 Tips for Your Child to Avoid Injury During the Sports Season

Sports-participation promotes physical and emotional wellness in children but too much physical activity can lead to injury. Overuse injury, is becoming a significant concern for orthopedic doctors at a time where the number of duel-sport athletes continues to grow.  Because of this, we’ve seen this type of injury become commonplace, with repetitive stress injuries affecting muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones and…

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Delayed Reporting in Concussions May lead to More Time Out of the Game!

Athletes who immediately stopped activity and reported symptoms of a concussion typically missed fewer days before returning to activity than athletes who delayed reporting such symptoms. Although there is increased awareness about concussions and their consequences, many athletes fail to report their concussion symptoms to a medical professional or coach in order to continuing to participate in the sport. Researchers…

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Preventing ACL Injuries

Mechanics: Valgus collapse is one of the most significant risk factors for ACL tear and is frequently the actual mechanism of the injury. All athletes must be taught to squat, lunge, jump, and land without knee and ankle collapse. Your form doesn’t need to be picture perfect, but if your knees and ankles are coming in on every rep, they’re…

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