Coastal Orthopedics Blog

What is Tennis Elbow? (Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments)

Tennis elbow (medical term: lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury affecting the tendons in the outside of the elbow joint. It usually presents with weak grip strength and a painful soreness or burning sensation in the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow can be a sports injury, but its causes vary — and some may surprise you. 

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What is Trigger Finger Surgery (Trigger Finger Release)?

If your finger or thumb gets locked in a bent position or straightens with a loud POP!, you may have trigger finger or trigger thumb. This condition isn't dangerous, but it can bring discomfort, and it may get in the way of your everyday activities. 

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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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SIGNS YOU NEED ORTHOPEDIC CARE

Do you have pain in certain joints that just hasn’t gone away? Has your back been bothering you for months? Over 28 million Americans experience musculoskeletal issues each year, and they come from a wide variety of sources: overuse, strains, sprains, and simple back, knee, and shoulder pain.

You may be using medication to handle your discomfort, and you wouldn’t be alone. Most people assume that...

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GET TO KNOW YOUR Orthopedic PROVIDER

Dr. Williams has been selected as the Face of Sports Medicine by the Bend Magazine! Please check out his feature and get to know a little more about him.

 

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SWIMMING: HOW IT CAN CAUSE BACK PAIN

Swimming is generally a great form of exercise because it is aerobic and low-impact. This means it is easy on your back and spine. It can even be used to reduce back pain, as we will discuss in our next blog. However, in this blog, we are going to touch on the few ways that swimming can cause back troubles.

Have you been confused by back pain that comes even though you are doing a “low impact...

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WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR ORTHOPEDIC EVALUATION

When you meet with an orthopedic surgeon in Corpus Christi for the first time, it is helpful to know what to expect during the orthopedic evaluation. Your initial appointment will most likely include one or more of the following: an exam, X-rays and/or MRI, and physical tests. Today we’ve got some more tips on what to expect with your first visit with us.

Be prepared to discuss your comprehensive...

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WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE AN ORTHOPEDIC DOCTOR?

Do you suffer from long-term tendon, muscle, or joint pain? Do you have chronic back problems? Then it may be time to visit your Corpus Christi orthopedic doctor at Coastal Orthopedics. There are more than 28 million Americans who develop some type of musculoskeletal problem each year. These problems include, but are not limited to, sprains, strains, and overuse injuries, as well as knee,...

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