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What All Female Athletes Should Know About Knee Injuries May 24th, 2021

Female athletes have some unique sports medicine needs. This includes their higher risk of knee injuries. The sports medicine experts at the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine of Tomball and Kingwood, Texas, provide care and support for female patients with athletic interests. Our team, led by Dr. Michael L....

Getting Back to Your Sport After a Sprain Apr 18th, 2021

Staying active provides many benefits to your physical and mental health, but participating in sports can also increase your risks of sprains and other injuries. If you’ve sprained an ankle or wrist, or suffered a back sprain, it’s important to rest and heal. How do you know when it’s safe...

Things You Can Do to Avoid an ACL Tear Mar 16th, 2021

Athletes live with the threat of injuring an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). If you tear this important part of your knee joint, you could be benched for the rest of the season. Due to structural aspects of leg musculature, women are more likely to deal with ACL tears than men....

Common Wrist Problems Feb 16th, 2021

Your hands and wrists contain multiple small joints, connected with ligaments, muscles, and bones. Your wrist might seem like a single joint, but it actually has more than one joint — and that means there are plenty of things that can cause wrist pain and other problems. At the Center...

Am I Too Old for ACL Surgery? Jan 20th, 2021

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments that come together in your knee joint. Located in the front of your knee, the ACL is a common culprit for injuries, including tears.  ACL tears are common and repairable in young athletes. However, ACL injuries can also...

What Triggers Trigger Finger? Dec 17th, 2020

You have to crook or bend your finger in order to pull a trigger. The condition known as trigger finger derives its name from that bent shape of your finger.  When you have this disorder, also known as stenosing tenosynovitis, one of your fingers seems to get stuck in a...

Regaining Ankle Stability After an Injury Nov 10th, 2020

An injured ankle can sharply limit your mobility, on top of the pain it causes.  After you start to heal, what do you need to do to stay safe and stable on your healing ankle joint? Further, what steps should you take to ensure that this important joint heals properly,...

Living with Knee Osteoarthritis Oct 13th, 2020

Across the United States, an estimated 32.5 million adults in the United States are dealing with knee osteoarthritis (OA). Furthermore, about half of people will develop knee osteoarthritis at some point in their lifetime. If you’re one of the many people living with knee osteoarthritis right now, you have treatment...

Common Signs of Gout Sep 3rd, 2020

Whether you run marathons, go for leisurely walks with friends, or just putter around your house, the common denominator is how much you rely on your feet.  No matter how you use your feet, one thing is certain: The constant use leaves them vulnerable to often-painful issues. Depending on the...

How to Prevent Chronic Pain After a Sports Injury Aug 17th, 2020

As an athlete, you know there’s nothing worse than being sidelined by an injury and forced to watch your teammates compete without you, or miss valuable days if you prefer individual sports.  Recovering from an injury is difficult enough without later having to forfeit even more playing time because the...

Am I a Good Candidate for Hip Replacement Surgery? Jul 29th, 2020

Pain anywhere in your body can range from annoying to debilitating. Hip pain is no exception, sometimes making it difficult to walk, stand, or even rest comfortably. Millions of people who suffer with hip pain know the desperation of trying to find lasting relief from their agony.  Armed with the...

Wrist Arthritis vs. Carpal Tunnel Jun 23rd, 2020

Whether you’re a factory line worker or a chronic social media scroller, your wrist is essential to your daily life and ability to function normally. When your wrist and the bones and muscles within it become damaged and irritated, you experience the pain and immobility associated with conditions like carpal...

Sports Medicine: Getting You Back in the Game May 14th, 2020

With sports injuries accounting for just over a third of all injuries in recent years, and just under one-third in children more currently, it’s no wonder that sports medicine doctors are in high demand. From tough-tackling football players to gracefully tiptoeing ballerinas, no athlete is immune to injuries. If you’re...

Facts You Should Know About Total Shoulder Replacement Apr 24th, 2020

Given how much you rely on your shoulders, hearing a diagnosis that you need to have total shoulder replacement can be scary. Make sure you know the facts about what you’re facing. With that in mind, we’re here to be fully informed.  At the Center for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine,...

Getting Back Into Sports After an ACL Tear Mar 30th, 2020

ACL tear: Two of the most feared words to hear if you’re an athlete. This injury typically means surgery and several months of downtime. There is life after an ACL tear, however, and we’re here to support you, from your diagnosis to your return to the field.  At the Center...

Ignoring a Hairline Fracture May Lead to a More Serious Fracture Feb 25th, 2020

A hairline fracture might seem like a mild problem, but ignoring the issue and putting further pressure on the bone can lead to a more serious breakage. It's best to visit a doctor and take it easy, especially if you’re an athlete. If left untreated, a hairline fracture can quickly...