Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is Golfers Elbow? (Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment)

By:Kevin Asp September 13, 2018 tendonitis, golfers elbow

 

Golfer's elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, is a common sports tendonitis injury where you experience pain at the point where your forearm muscle tendons attach to the inside of your elbow on the bony bump. The pain may radiate into your wrist and forearm.

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What is Tendonitis? (Elbow, Shoulder, and Knee)

By:Steven Galli August 29, 2018 tendonitis

What is Tendonitis

To understand what tendonitis is and why it can hurt so much, first, you have to understand what the tendons do. A tendon is a fibrous cord like connective tissue which attaches muscle to bone. The tendon is responsible for helping move a given bone or structure.

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Swimmer's Shoulder: Signs, Symptoms, Stretches, and Treatment

By:Kevin Asp August 28, 2018

Your shoulder complex was made to accomplish the greatest range of motion while maintaining the most degrees of freedom of all the body's joint systems. Approximately, 90 percent of all swimmer's complaints they bring to their physiotherapist/osteopath or doctor are related to problems with their shoulders, and one of the most notable is a condition known as swimmer’s shoulder.

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Cross Country Running in Texas: Risks and Injury Prevention

 

 What is cross country running? Cross country is an outdoor endurance sport that can be mentally challenging and fun. This type of running and racing has both a physical and psychological component. You’re not only putting one foot in front of the other; you’re also thinking ahead to obstacles and changes in the trail or course.

 For example, how will you clear that stone without tripping?...

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What Is a Stress Fracture? (Types, Signs and Symptoms)

By:Kristen Havens December 21, 2017 stress fractures

 

Do you have sudden hip, shin, toe, or foot pain every time you exercise? If it’s a deep soreness that you first noticed after a sudden increase in your activity level or a recent change in activities, you could have a stress fracture: a hairline crack in the bone.

 

Stress fractures are overuse injuries that tend to occur in the weight-bearing bones of the lower body. They may develop when...

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10 Common Sports Injury Questions, Answered

By:Kristen Havens December 1, 2017 common sports injuries

 

If you’re a college athlete, high school athlete, or an adult who’s a casual sports participant or weekend warrior, you’ve probably sustained a sports injury at some point in your career. If not, you very likely will have such an injury in the future (hopefully, a minor one).

 

Sports injuries are widespread in Texas and throughout the United States. Nationally, Americans sustain about 8.6...

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5 More Easy Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries (Part 2)

By:Kristen Havens November 22, 2017 sports injuries

In the previous post, we addressed the prevalence of sports-related injuries in Texas and the U.S. Every year, 8.6 million Americans hurt themselves participating in athletics, and almost half of these are children and teens.

 

Contrary to what many people think, sports injuries don’t just happen to high school, college, and professional athletes playing competitive sports or contact sports...

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10 Easy Ways to Avoid Sports Injuries (Part 1)    

By:Kristen Havens November 20, 2017 sports injuries

 

Sports injuries are incredibly common in Texas and throughout the United States. Nationally, about 8.6 million sports-related injuries occur per year; about 3.5 million of those reported injuries happen to children and teens. From organized team sports to skateboarding, trampoline jumping, and playground injuries, getting hurt having fun is a pretty widespread issue for Americans of all ages.

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Knee Sprains: Prevention and Treatment

By:Kristen Havens November 16, 2017 knee sprains

 

A knee sprain is a sudden overstretching of one of the ligaments of the knee, leading to a tear, inflammation, and pain. Knee sprains often affect the ACL or the PCL—the two ligaments that guide the front/back movement of the lower leg. Less often, knee sprains affect the MCL or LCL, which are the ligaments that run along the inner and outer sides of the knee.

 

Knee sprains are very common....

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Knee Sprains: Causes, Risk Factors, and Symptoms

By:Kristen Havens November 14, 2017 knee sprains

 

Have you ever landed funny when making a jump shot in basketball and felt something pop inside your knee? Or maybe you’ve smacked your knee hard on a coffee table; been checked against the wall playing hockey; or twisted, pivoted, or side-hopped awkwardly while skiing, dancing, or playing any number of sports.

 

Suddenly you find your knee hurts and it’s buckling under your weight. Maybe you...

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