Coastal Orthopedics Blog

The Aging Spine: Injuries and Risk Management

The spine is a complex series of 24 vertebrae along with the fused bones of the sacrum and coccyx that form the very center 

of the skeleton. This vertebral column is a strong and flexible structure that supports the head, houses the spinal cord, and provides an attachment point for the ribs. The spine is made up of four major components: the vertebrae, joints, nerves, and disks. All four of... Read More

Copays, Deductibles, Co-Insurances, and global period. What do they all mean?

 

 

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Track and Field: What you need to know regarding risks and injuries

By:Rob S Williams, MD June 12, 2019 Running

What is Track and Field? Track and Field is a sport which pulls together a multitude of high energy events such as running, jumping, and throwing. As the name suggests, events take place both on the track and on the Field. Events range from short sprints, mid sprints, middle distance, long distance, jumping, throwing, and pole vaulting. There are also events which combine all events across the...

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Cross Country Running: 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 Recreational running & just how important are running shoes?

Before diving into what are "Running Shoes" we need to cover what you might use them for and why they are so important. Recreational running is an everyday activity to stay fit and mobile regardless of age. Running should be something that is an enjoyable way to experience the environment around you, taking in the sights we are often too busy to experience otherwise.

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What causes balance issues, and why is fall risk a problem?

By:Steven Galli May 28, 2019

As we age, many factors can put us at risk for falling, such as our gait and various balance disorders. A gait is a persons manner of walking and can change as we get older, due to loss of flexibility mobility and muscle atrophy. The North American Med Clinic reported 40% of people 65 and older experience a fall in a given year with roughly half resulting in an injury and 10% resulting in a...

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PCL INJURIES: WHAT HAPPENS AND WHAT TREATMENT OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE

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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