Coastal Orthopedics Blog

Heat & Ice Therapy Tips and Tricks

 

Quiz: If you’ve just hurt yourself — for example, sprained your ankle or tweaked your shoulder hitting a tennis serve  — do you ice the injury or apply heat to it?

Or how about chronic soreness or swelling from conditions like osteoarthritis or lower back pain? What’s more effective: heat or cold?

These are questions many people have, and a surprising number aren’t certain about the answer.

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Backpacks and back pain in children and school

School is starting up again throughout Texas and the rest of the nation. For U.S. school kids, this means a return to carrying heavy backpacks  and the sore backs and posture problems that result.

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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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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.

 

Request an Appointment Today!

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