Coastal Orthopedics Blog

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 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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Most Common Sports Injuries for Women

Statistically, men and women sustain sports injuries at about the same rate; but how they get injured, and why, are not exactly the same. Are you familiar with the most common sports injuries for women? 

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Hydration: Why it Matters for Preventing Injuries

Most of us realize the importance of hydration to exercise. Drinking water before, during, and after workouts regulates your body temperature, delivers nutrients and oxygen to your cells, and removes waste. But did you know that proper hydration is also an important part of preventing injuries?

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What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy? (Benefits and Uses)

If you follow professional sports, you may have heard about platelet rich plasma therapy, or PRP — a therapy credited by many world-class athletes for accelerating the repair of their sports injuries. Today, more and more orthopedists are offering PRP injections to help treat non-pro sports injuries and arthritis — but what exactly is PRP, and is it right for you? 

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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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STAY FIT ALL WINTER LONG! PART 2

In our last blog, we discussed ways to stay fit during winter. Though we don’t have snow like Montana in Texas, our temperatures still go down and the days get shorter. Working out before or after work is already difficult at times with the sun and temperature working against you. That is why we are continuing our tips for staying fit through this season!

  1. Go on an active trip
    • Whether you go some...
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