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.
An occasional injury is just part of the game when you’re playing sports. After all, injuries happen, especially when running, jumping, or colliding. But did you know that repetitive motions involved in the game can also injure you?
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you throw a fastball or a curveball, tremendous stress is put on your pitching arm, particularly on the tendons and ligaments in your elbow. Recurrent elbow pain is a common reason pitchers are sidelined. Don’t let that happen to you.
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.
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?
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.
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.
If you’ve twisted or fallen on your knee, you may have done more than strain a ligament or two. You may have completely dislocated your knee cap. How can you tell if you have knee cap dislocation, and what do you do?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you have a sensation that your knee “slips out”, or you don't trust your knee when you jump or change direction, your kneecap may be unstable. Realigning your knee with patellar stabilization helps you recover quickly, so you can return to activities.
Your shoulder is necessary to throw, swing, and even something as simple as putting on your uniform or clothing. An unstable shoulder can cause pain, injury, and take you out of the game. Here’s what to do about it.
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.
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.
Baseball’s been your life since you were a young child. From playing catch at the local ball field with friends to finally making the team, you’ve focused on becoming the best athlete you can be. Then you tear your UCL. Is your dream over?
It’s a fact of sports: if you play hard and don’t train properly, you’ll eventually experience an injury. That’s where physical therapy comes in. When you learn to use your body efficiently and pay attention to its signals, you keep your body safe.
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.
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.
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.