Recent Posts in Sports Medicine

  • Sports Specialization: Preventing Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

    Sports specialization is defined as the intense year-round training in a single sport, with the exclusion of other sports. Sports specialization has become more accepted if an individual’s goal is to attain an "elite" status in that sport. The three main risks of early specialization in youth sports include: increased psychological stress on the athlete, potential increased rates ...

  • Ankle Sprains: Not Just A Walk It Off Injury

    By: Sarang Desai- Orthopedic Surgeon | Foot & Ankle| Plano, Frisco & McKinney What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports related injuries that occur in people of all ages. In fact, ankle sprains are thought to happen every second of the day! Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched to the outside, and sometimes the inside of ...

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Total knee replacement has become the “gold standard” for the treatment of debilitating pain and dysfunction of the knee brought on by severe arthritis in the knee joint. When a patient’s arthritis pain becomes severe and is not improved by non-surgical means then this patient may become a candidate for total knee replacement surgery. Stated simply, a total knee replacement ...

  • Injury Prevention in Young Athletes

    As youth participation in sports continues to increase, so has the number of sports-related injuries. The obligation of injury prevention is the responsibility of the parents and the coaches. If the proper caution is taken, a significant number of injuries can be prevented each season. However, if injuries do occur, it is important to seek medical attention from a physician that specializes in ...

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  • Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness: Orthopedic Carrollton

    Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a muscle related pain that occurs due to excessive exercising. Simultaneous contraction and lengthening of the muscles, in most cases, is the underlying cause of this condition. Running downhill, squatting, plyometric exercises are typical examples. Such microtraumas may cause an imbalance between the electrolyte as well as intramuscular fluids present in ...

  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Orthopedic Treatment In Plano, TX

    Compression of the nerves or blood vessels in the space that lies between the collar bone and the first rib is referred to as Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). A network of nerves known as the brachial plexus emerges from the spine and spreads out to the shoulder, neck, arms and hands. These nerves control the sensation in these parts of the body. Compression of the brachial plexus may result in a ...

  • Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms And Treatment

  • Easy Ways To Prevent Running Injuries

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