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Rob S Williams, MD

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Orthopedics specializing in Sports Medicine? Reasons to visit a Orthopedic SPECIALIST.

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a subspecialty of orthopedics and focuses on the musculoskeletal system. The sports medicine specialty was created out of a need to help people recover from their sports related injuries. It is part of the larger field called orthopedics, a medical specialty that focuses on the correction of deformities in the bones and muscles. The roots of...

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How much does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) cost?

By:Rob S Williams, MD October 10, 2019 prp

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is becoming increasingly popular for treating tissue injuries and joint pain. With PRP, a physician prepares an enriched supply of a patient's own blood, then injects it at the site of an injury to help promote faster healing of chronic injuries like tendinitis, sprains, and some milder forms of arthritis.

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What is a Bone Growth Stimulator? (Indications and Reasons)

Bone growth stimulation, or BGS, is a form of therapy often used to promote healing after a spinal fusion surgery or fracture. BGS may promote faster natural healing in fractures that may be slow to heal on their own. Here is what you need to know If your orthopedic specialist recommends bone growth (osteogenesis) stimulation.

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Common High School Sports Injuries

 

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ACL Injuries: What is an ACL? Mechanisms of injury? Treatments?

By:Rob S Williams, MD August 28, 2019 knee sprains, ACL

The knee is a complex joint, the major motions are to flex (bend) and extend (straighten). This ability allows for everyday activities like standing, walking, running, jumping, and sitting to be possible. The joint is located where the femur (thigh bone) meets the tibia (shin bone) and patella (kneecap). The rounded condyles of the femur line up with the flat top of the tibia  called the...

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Achilles Tendon injuries: Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

Is your Achilles tendon causing you pain? You may have an injury that needs treatment. Learn about the types of Achilles tendon injuries that exist and how to recognize them.

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Plantar Fasciitis In runners | What is it & how can it be treated

By:Rob S Williams, MD July 17, 2019 sports injuries, Running

Planter fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain.  When you first wake up in the morning and swing your feet out of bed, do your first few steps feel stiff or painful? Or does your heel hurt when you stand up after a long time sitting? If so, you may have the condition known as plantar fasciitis: an inflammation or swelling of the band of tissue along the bottom of your foot.

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How chronic pain can interfere with sleep and how poor sleep can increase pain perception

By:Rob S Williams, MD July 10, 2019

Sleep plays a critical role in our lives, regulating mode, learning capacity, and memory. Studies show that sleep also plays vital roles in how the body interprets pain. According to an article in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, poor sleep showed a 55.4% prevalence in people with higher pain and disability levels and a lower quality of life if left untreated. The findings from the...

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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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