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Nonsurgical Treatments for Your Tennis Elbow

If your work or play demands that you lift or swing heavy objects, you could be at risk for tennis elbow. A weakened grip, arm pain, burning, and tingling are symptoms. Here's what to do.
Jan 10th, 2023

5 Common Shoulder Injuries in Athletes

Athletes who throw or swing are at increased risk for shoulder injuries. Read on to learn these five common shoulder injuries so you can prevent them.
Dec 12th, 2022

How to Protect Your Knee From a Meniscus Tear

Your knees have a crescent-shaped disc of cartilage called the meniscus. The menisci are shock absorbers that keep your knee joint safe. Here’s how to protect your knee from a meniscus tear.
Oct 12th, 2022

Life After Tommy John Surgery

You always admired Tommy John’s pitching record, but you never thought you’d need the surgery named after him. Now you do. Will you be able to replicate his astounding recovery and throw and play again? Follow the protocol and you should.
Sep 1st, 2022

Stretches and Exercises That Help Shoulder Instability

After your shoulder has been dislocated, it can create instability in your joint, limiting your range of motion and strength. If you struggle with shoulder instability, strengthening your shoulder muscles, tendons, and ligaments can help.
Jul 6th, 2022

Tips for Returning to Play After an ACL Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) stabilizes your knee when you walk, run, and jump. Unfortunately, ACL tears are common and may take athletes out of their game for months or even permanently. With proper rehab, you can play again. Here’s how.
Jun 1st, 2022

The Benefits of Rehabilitation After a Sports Injury

When you injure yourself playing sports, you want to get back in the game as soon as possible. A sports injury, however, can sideline you completely if you don’t heal correctly. That’s why rehabilitation is essential.
May 3rd, 2022

How to Plan for Your Rotator Cuff Surgery

If you’ve torn your rotator cuff, you’ve probably tried everything from rest to steroids to ease the pain and restore mobility. However, in some cases, a surgical solution is the best option. If that’s your situation, here’s what to do.
Apr 5th, 2022

The Role of the Menisci In Your Knee

You probably didn’t even know you had menisci until you tore one of them. They are essential pieces of cartilage in your knee that absorb shocks. Here’s how to keep the menisci healthy and what to do if they’re injured.
Feb 3rd, 2022

Tennis Elbow: When Is Surgery the Best Option?

You don’t have to play tennis to develop a painful condition known as tennis elbow, which can make it nearly impossible to grip or lift an object. Most cases of tennis elbow resolve on their own. But if yours doesn’t, is surgery your best choice?
Jan 13th, 2022

Common ACL Injuries and What to Do About Them

You may never have heard of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) before your injury. Once you sprain your ACL, you're at risk for re-injury. Here’s how to take care of your ACL injury now and how to prevent others in the future.
Dec 12th, 2021

Tommy John Surgery: How Long Does Recovery Take?

You tore your ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), and now you’re on the sidelines. The last thing you want to do is stay there. You know you need Tommy John surgery to repair your elbow, but you worry about how long it will take to fully recover.
Nov 14th, 2021

What to Do About a Dislocated Knee

Young people are particularly susceptible to a type of knee injury called patellar instability, otherwise known as a dislocated kneecap. However, you can dislocate your knee at any age. Do it once, and it’s likely to happen again. Learn more.
Sep 9th, 2021

3 Common Causes of Shoulder Instability

You might be wondering why you are struggling to move your arm or lift objects. It’s impacting your daily life and your performance on the field. Why is your shoulder unstable? Read on to learn more.
Aug 15th, 2021

How Long Does It Take to Heal After ACL Reconstruction?

You tore your ACL so severely that you need reconstruction surgery to save your knee. But when can you return to your game, and how long do you have to stay on the bench so that your ACL can heal? Here’s the timeline.
Jul 15th, 2021

5 Treatment Options for Tennis Elbow

If your grip is weak or if you have pain in your elbow or forearm, you may have tennis elbow — even if you’ve never played a game of tennis in your life. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury. Here’s what to do about it.
Jun 23rd, 2021

What to Do About a Labral Tear

Many throwers have a torn labrum with no issues, but some have decreased velocity or pain. Symptomatic labral tears need rest and rehabilitation to prevent them from getting worse, but only sometimes do they need surgery. Here’s what to do.
May 20th, 2021

Tommy John Surgery for Athletes: What to Expect

You throw hard — but then you throw out your elbow. Now you’ve got to repair your ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) with Tommy John surgery. How do you prepare? What should you expect? Read on to learn more.
Apr 14th, 2021

How To Help Your Child Avoid Concussions

If your child plays sports — particularly contact sports like football — you may worry about their brain health. How can you protect your child from a concussion or a traumatic brain injury (TBI) without sidelining them? Here are some tips.
Jan 19th, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About HIIT

When you first hear about HIIT, you might think it’s too good to be true. Work out less and get more benefits? How is that possible? It’s not only possible; it’s imperative if you want to maximize your health and optimize your athletic performance.
Nov 9th, 2020

How to Stay in Shape During COVID-19 Restrictions

There’s still plenty of COVID-19 being spread in the Houston area. You definitely don’t want to be part of that trend and are taking all of the precautions. But how do you stay fit and strong, while also staying safe? Here are a few tips.
Jul 23rd, 2020

How To Get Back In The Game After A Meniscus Tear

You gave the game your all, but then your knee gave in. Even if you didn’t feel the pain at the time, you heard the pop. Now you’re in excruciating pain and you’ve been sidelined. Find out how you can get back in play after you’ve torn your meniscus.
Jun 1st, 2020

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine

Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
Dec 23rd, 2020

Your Own Stem Cells Can Help You Heal

Since 2012 Dr. Lintner has been using patients’ own stem cells to augment their healing after shoulder and knee surgery. The results are...
Nov 19th, 2013

Calcific Tendonitis

Check out the surgical video of calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff. http://youtu.be/n4SGhw5hE5U...
Sep 25th, 2013

Radio Interview

Listen to Dr. Lintner’s interview on Sports Radio 610 Regarding Heat Illness in Athletes. Avoid Heat Illness in Athletes....
Aug 30th, 2011

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate

Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate are over-the-counter nutritional supplements commonly used to treat osteoarthritis. In contrast to many...
Sep 10th, 2010