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Orthopedic Surgeons Serving Frisco, Texas
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The RICE Method for Injuries
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If you’ve ever suffered from a sports injury, there is a good chance you’ve heard of the RICE method. Minor injuries undergo this treatment “plan” as a way to deal with pain and other uncomfortable symptoms that may arise from a sprain or strain. The RICE method stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Sometimes injuries may require RICE and if symptoms persist, other forms of treatment including physical therapy and rehabilitation, or surgery.

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How Sleep Affects Bone Density
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Getting enough sleep can do wonders for you body including helping your cells regenerate and stay healthy, as well keeping organs functioning correctly and helping you feel better and more focused throughout the day. Inadequate amounts of sleep can result in weight gain, increased feeling of stress and depression, and weaker bones. One study found that there was a correlation between sleep deprivation and bone density in rats, which led researchers to believe that the same could hold true for humans.

#orthopedics #osteoporosis #sportsmedicine #frisco
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Has it been a while since you last saw your doctor? You might need to brush up on how to better plan for your appointment. Important things you should remember are:

- Don't be afraid to ask questions
- Be honest
- Take all the info to heart and follow through on their advice

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Weight Training for Osteoporosis
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If you suffer from osteoporosis, you may experience symptoms like back pain, loss of height, incorrect posture and easier bone fracture. By keeping your bones healthy and strong, you can prevent fractures. Some of the best exercises available for osteoporosis include hip extension and hip flexion. There are many different ways to achieve these exercises and experience the benefits, without having to lift heavy weights at the gym! One way is to strap 5-pound ankles weights on each leg and march in place. Your doctor can help you understand the best exercises for you based on your overall health and medical history.

#weighttraining #orthopedics #sportsmedicine #frisco
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How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong
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Building strong bones is a key component of your overall health, especially as you age and are more prone to having injuries that involve your joints and bones. There are many diet and lifestyle changes you can make in order to ensure that you keep your bones strong, like eating plenty of vegetables, performing strength-training exercises, and eating adequate amounts of protein. Other ways to keep bones healthy and strong include getting enough calcium, vitamin D, and vitamin K through foods or supplements.

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How to Practice Self-Love This Month
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Practicing self-love can be challenging for anyone. Self-love is about finding happiness in yourself to benefit your overall well-being. To celebrate self-love month, here are some practices to include in your daily routine.

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Causes of Little League Shoulder
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Just as teenagers and full-grown adults can have sports injuries, so can children. One such injury includes “Little League Shoulder,” which can be the result of not pitching correctly, throwing excessively, playing in multiple positions or weak muscles. A child can also develop Little League Shoulder when they do not rest between pitching seasons. If your child has Little League Shoulder, they may require physical therapy and give the affected area time to rest and properly heal.

#littleleagueshoulder #sportsmedicine #sportsinjury #frisco

If you think your child might be suffering from Little League Shoulder, be sure to book an appointment with us online on our website today! Our doctors will be able to help your child feel better soon.
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Understanding ACL Reconstruction Surgery
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If you have torn your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), you may require surgery. The ACL connects the thigh and shin bone together and is a ligament in your knee. Depending the type of tear that you have, your treatment options can vary. Some people will need surgery, physical therapy, or rehabilitation. During your initial consultation, your doctor will have you complete x-rays and and MRI to gain a better understanding of your injury.

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If you think you have an ACL tear, book an appointment online to talk to one of our doctors and complete an initial consultation. You can conveniently book online on our website today!
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How to Prevent Hip Fractures
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Hip fractures are serious injuries that require medical attention. Symptoms of a hip fracture include being unable to move right after a fall, severe pain in your hip or groin area, and stiffness or bruising. There are several risk factors that make individuals more prone to having a hip fracture, including age, gender, chronic medical conditions, medications, nutritional deficiencies, a sedentary lifestyle, and tobacco use. In order to prevent hip fractures, you should aim to get enough calcium and vitamin D, exercise, and avoid smoking.

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How to Treat a Meniscus Tear
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A meniscus tear often happens due to a sports injury or as a result of aging. Symptoms of a meniscus tear include popping, swelling, stiffness, and pain. A meniscus can be treated, and many times it only takes a little while to heal and very little medical intervention. At your first appointment, your doctor will perform a series of tests that allow for him or her to understand more about the tear. If the tear is small, you will need to rest, using ice for swelling, and elevate your knee. You may also be prescribed pain medications.

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If you think you might have a meniscus tear, book an appointment with us online on our website to come in and have some tests performed to see the best treatment option for you!
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