Coastal Orthopedics Blog


The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a tough fibrous band of tissue that works within the knee. Together with the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the two bands criss-cross each other inside the knee in order to provide stability. There is also the medial collateral ligament and the lateral collateral ligament which sit on the middle side of the knee and the outer-side of the knee,...

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Coastal Orthopedics: The Official Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Provider for the Corpus Christi FC

By:Rob S Williams, MD April 5, 2019 sports medicine, soccer


Coastal Orthopedics and Rob Williams, MD of Corpus Christi are excited to be the official sports medicine provider for the Corpus Christi Sharks. Corpus Christi is home to more than 75 youth soccer teams as well as academy leagues and a Men’s Sunday Soccer League.

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What is an Athletic Trainer? (Definition, Education, and Job Description)

By:Kevin Asp January 11, 2019 athletic trainer


Athletic trainers are necessary for a variety of purposes related to injuries. Their roles involve preventing, examining, diagnosing, treating, and rehabbing various injuries and medical conditions related to participation in sports.

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What is a Pulled Groin Muscle? (Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Recovery)

By:Rob S Williams, MD October 24, 2018 pulled muscle, groin muscle


A pulled groin, also called a groin strain, can occur when you put too much stress on your groin and thigh muscles. If you tense these muscles too suddenly or too forcefully, they can become torn or overstretched.

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Distal Radius Fracture: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Options

By:Kevin Asp October 15, 2018 distal radius fracture


Suffering from a broken wrist? Known as distal radius fractures, they make up at least twenty percent of the bone fracture injuries that come through the emergency room , according to the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care. In addition, they are one of most common injury treated by an orthopedic specialist.

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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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