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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 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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Most common orthopedic surgeries for women over 40 | Corpus Christi, Texas

As women approach middle age, they may encounter unique musculoskeletal problems that affect them more frequently than men. Learn about 5 of the most common orthopedic surgeries sought out by women over 40.

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Most common orthopedic surgeries for men over 40

By:Rob S Williams, MD July 14, 2016

If you're a man over the age of 40, you may start to notice aches, pains, and injuries you didn't experience when you were younger. Is surgery on your horizon? 

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What is Osteoarthritis? Signs, Symptoms, and Causes

Do you experience aches, pains, or swelling in your joints? You may have osteoarthritis, or OA. OA is a progressive disease of the joints caused by the degeneration of cartilage between bones. 

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Treatment options for Osteoarthritis: Exercise, Medications, Surgery

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative condition affecting the joints. About 27 million people in the U.S. have some form of OA, which is a breakdown of joint cartilage that can lead to pain, swelling, and stiffness. OA is a long-term, incurable disease; you can't reverse its effects, but you can learn strategies and options for managing your symptoms.

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Torn Cartilage in My Knee? (Symptoms, Treatment, and Surgery)

Knee cartilage tears are often caused by sports injuries, but they can result from any activity involving twisting or bending of the knee. As you age, the everyday forces you put on your knees can wear out the cartilage, leading to a gradual injury that feels sudden — you're fine until one day, you squat or twist and you feel something ripping.

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Arthralgia (Joint Pain): Causes and Solutions

If your joints are aching and sore, or if you're experiencing tenderness, swelling, or stiffness in or around a joint, you have what is called arthralgia — joint pain. Arthralgia can have many causes, including injury, underlying disease, or even allergic reactions or food intolerances. 

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When do I need a Total Knee Replacement? (Signs and Symptoms)

By:Rob S Williams, MD April 11, 2016 total knee replacement

If your knee joint is severely injured or damaged by a disease like arthritis, a total knee replacement (also called knee arthroplasty) may be the answer for you. But how do you know if you're a candidate and if the time is right?

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