Coastal Orthopedics Blog

Head Injuries -- common types and causes

 

A head injury is defined generally as trauma to the cranium (skull), scalp, or the brain. The two basic categories of traumatic head injury are open head injuries, in which the skull is broken or pierced, or closed head injuries, in which the skull remains closed/unbroken.

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New understanding about tendonitis and antibiotics

Broad-spectrum antibiotics are an extraordinary medical development. Taken as directed, they have saved countless lives by treating and even preventing certain types of bacteria-caused infections. Millions of people have safely taken these drugs to successfully combat infections of their sinuses, lungs, and urinary tracts.

However, in 2008, 2013, and 2016, the US FDA (Food and Drug...

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Competitive cheer: the most common injuries

With its elements of school spirit, dance, gymnastics, and daring stunts, competitive cheerleading is an extremely popular high school athletic activity. Over 400,000 high school girls participate in cheer each year, and many continue on to compete in college. When practiced safely and responsibly, cheer is a fun activity with a low rate of injury  safer than most other high school sports....

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What is SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME? (Signs, Symptoms, & Treatments) | Corpus Christi, Texas

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain that may affect anyone who performs repeated reaching and lifting over their heads.

Also known as subacromial impingement syndrome, it occurs deep inside the shoulder, when the bones of the shoulder blade and upper arm chafe against the top of the rotator cuff.

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What is a SLAP Lesion Tear? (Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment)

Have you been experiencing a popping or grinding pain in your shoulder, especially when lifting anything higher than your head? Or has one of your shoulders felt weaker than the other, and felt painful when held in one particular position? Although these symptoms can be common to many shoulder problems, having all of these conditions at once could mean you have suffered a SLAP Lesion Tear.

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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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What is Plantar Fasciitis? | Corpus Christi, Texas

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 do your heels 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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What are bone spurs? | Corpus Christi, Texas

A bone spur, or osteophyte, is a growth of extra bone. Bone spurs by themselves aren't dangerous or harmful, but they can cause problems if they interfere with surrounding tissue, nerves, or other bones.

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Risks of not treating an injury immediately | Corpus Christi, Texas

People injure themselves every day, but not everyone seeks treatment immediately like they should. If you have a musculoskeletal injury like a concussion, bone break, sprain, or ligament or tendon damage, not seeking treatment could have serious consequences for your health.

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Most common weekend warrior SPORTS injuries

If you're an adult who participates in a strenuous sport or physical activity on the weekends, you're what's called a "weekend warrior." Getting out and exercising is a good thing — but if, like most Americans, you've been sitting 40 or more hours per week, you're likely to see an injury in your future.

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