Coastal Orthopedics Blog

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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Fracture Care Treatment: When is a cast not good enough?

Fractures are not all the same, and neither are their treatments. A broken toe, for example, can be much simpler to treat than a compressed vertebrae or shattered rib. Sometimes, caring for a fracture requires more than a splint or cast. 

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What is Osteoporosis? Signs, Symptoms, and Risks

Osteoporosis, meaning "porous bones," is a disease affecting bone density. Over time, bones become less dense — thinner and more fragile — which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis affects about 9 million Americans, both men and women. How do you know if you're at risk?

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HOW TO MAINTAIN PEAK ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

Working out every day can be hard on your body whether you are injured or not. At Coastal Orthopedics, we are passionate about freeing you to pursue your passion. If you love athletics, we have some tips to keep your body thriving within its challenging regimen.

  1. Get Sleep
    • Your muscles’ only time to recover is while you sleep. Make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night in order to...
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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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AQUATIC THERAPY: A FUN AND BENEFICIAL ALTERNATIVE TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

Many patients suffer from debilitating knee and hip pain. An important component to treatment and recovery is physical therapy, which serves to improve motion and strengthen the muscles that act upon the joints. But how can one exercise if it is too painful to move?

Aquatic therapy (exercises performed in a pool) is an excellent option for patients. Water buoyancy helps to lessen the impact of...

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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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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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COMMON LIFTING MISTAKES THAT LEAD TO ORTHOPEDIC INJURIES

When you’re moving quickly, it’s easy to grab something too fast and end up with a painful strain that sends you to the Texas orthopedic doctor. Whenever you need to lift anything, be it a box when you’re moving or a weight while you’re working out, proper technique is the only thing that will keep you from the orthopedist. Avoid these common mistakes to keep pain from strained muscles and pulled...

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