Regardless of diagnosis, treatment and control of pain associated with the problem, is an important part of medical care. In fact, it is often the most pressing issue for a patient. Fortunately, Coastal Orthopedics on the Texas Gulf Coast provides treatment options for patients with arthritis, including knee arthritis, bursitis, trigger finger, and many other inflammatory disorders. Two treatment...Read More
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Medical insurance. You know it’s essential. But understanding it — that can be something else altogether. This guide will help you understand some of the more confusing terminology associated with medical insurance so you can have a better understanding of your needs, your responsibilities, and your protection, thereby enabling you to make better-informed choices about your healthcare coverage and...Read More
Similar to your natural joint surfaces, the friction created by the implant's surfaces rubbing together could cause the surfaces to wear down as time goes on. And, this wear of the implant is a top cause of joint replacement failure. Implants can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years before they begin to...Read More
Arthroplasty (joint replacement surgery) is a surgical procedure where a surgeon removes part of a damaged or arthritic joint and replaces it with a plastic, metal, or ceramic device, known as a prosthesis. The prosthesis is made to replicate a healthy, normal joint movement.Read More
In order to ensure you are performing at your peak performance it's important to take care of your body. At Coastal Orthopedics we understand this can be challenging without guidance. The following tips will help you get the most out of your fitness and keep you healthy for the days to come.
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Arthroscopic surgery, or arthroscopy, is a procedure in which a surgeon makes a small incision and views images of the joint, usually to diagnose, monitor, treat, or repair an injury or disease. Orthopedists find arthroscopy valuable because it is easier on the patient's body and requires a shorter rehabilitation time than open surgery.Read More
Most of us realize the importance of hydration to exercise. Drinking water before, during, and after workouts regulates your body temperature, delivers nutrients and oxygen to your cells, and removes waste. But did you know that proper hydration is also an important part of preventing injuries?Read More
Fractures are not all the same, and neither are their treatments. A broken toe, for example, can be much simpler to treat than a compressed vertebrae or shattered leg. Sometimes, caring for a fracture requires more than a splint or cast.Read More
Competitive athletes learn from their first day of training that in order to become better, stronger, and faster, they need to train harder than they have ever done before. They also know that overtraining is a real possibility, this creates a delicate balance between training hard and getting the proper rest.Read More
Have you ever worked out hard without taking a break, only to find yourself injured or in pain? Maybe you’ve tried high-intensity interval training, but you didn’t have the patience to wait a full minute before your next sprint or set of push-ups. Or perhaps you trained for a marathon but skipped a rest day. Or you rushed through a weights workout at the gym without pausing between sets.Read More