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5 Signs of a Stress Fracture

Stress fractures may be small in size, but their impact on your bone health can be significant. That’s why early detection is critical. Know these telltale signs of a stress fracture so you can be ahead of the game.

Nov 1st, 2021
How You Can Avoid an Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprains cramp your style, keeping you hobbling around for days or weeks after injury. Keep reading for helpful tips and tricks to avoid ankle sprains, so you can keep moving forward at your full pace.

Oct 1st, 2021
Warning Signs of Tendonitis

Ignoring tendonitis can leave you stranded on the sidelines for weeks — or, worse yet, needing surgery to repair tendon damage. Fortunately, learning to recognize the signs of a problem can help you avoid problems. Keep reading to learn more.

Sep 5th, 2021
Tips for Recovering From a Fracture

You recently injured yourself and sustained a fracture. Recovery will require some adjustments. Read on to learn some tips about how to make your life easier while you recover from a fracture.

Aug 10th, 2021
What Every Female Athlete Should Know About Knee Injuries

All athletes — especially those who play high-intensity sports — are susceptible to knee injuries, but female athletes are far more likely to suffer a non-contact ACL injury compared to men who play the same sport. Here’s why.

Jul 12th, 2021
Getting Active Again After an ACL Injury

Tearing an ACL can be a grueling experience for a young athlete. We’re here to ensure you have a quick and easy recovery so you can get back in the game in no time.

May 11th, 2021
The Benefits of Bracing and Orthotics

From flat feet to scoliosis, any structural problem can cause pain and dysfunction up and down your musculoskeletal system. Find out how custom orthotics and bracing can support your body and help you regain your ability to move without pain.

Apr 15th, 2021
Have You Been Hurt on the Job? We Can Help

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you not only need medical attention, but you also need assistance filling out the workers’ compensation forms so you’re properly compensated. The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre can help with both. Read on to learn more.

Mar 11th, 2021
6 Common Sports Injuries

Finding a sport you enjoy is a great way to get regular exercise. But no matter which sport you play, there’s always the risk of injury. Here are six common sports injuries and how you can avoid them.

Feb 12th, 2021
What to Expect From Total Joint Replacement

When your joint holds you back from living your best life, it may be time to consider total joint replacement surgery. Here’s what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.

Jan 3rd, 2021
Common Foot and Ankle Injuries

Whether the most exercise you get is walking the grocery aisles or you’re an elite athlete, your feet and ankles are key players in your ability to move about. That’s likely why they get hurt so easily. Read about common foot and ankle injuries.

Dec 11th, 2020
Helpful Exercises When You Have Arthritis

Arthritis hurts. And when you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is move around and cause more. But arthritis is different — you feel better the more you move. Find out which types of exercises are best for relieving arthritis pain.

Nov 12th, 2020
Prepping Your Home for Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery

If you’re about to have hip replacement surgery, do yourself a favor and think ahead. The work you do now to get your house ready can make your recovery faster and easier. Check out our useful home-prep tips to help yourself and your hip.

Sep 7th, 2020
5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics

When you feel pain, you may reach for ice or medication to relieve it. But sometimes all you need is a little support. Here are five things you didn’t know that custom orthotics could do for you.

Aug 5th, 2020
Recognizing the Signs of Tendonitis

When you’re active, you can expect some minor aches and pains. But how do you know if and when it’s tendonitis? Here, we explain what to look for and offer information about available treatments.

Jul 20th, 2020
Am I a Candidate for Total Knee Replacement?

Every pound of body weight puts five pounds of pressure on your knees — you do the math. Is it any surprise that more than 15 million knee injuries occur every year? Read on to find out more about knee replacements.

Jun 17th, 2020
COVID-19

The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre gladly offers our services for you and all patients with urgent and emergent orthopedic complaints who do not have symptoms of COVID-19. Our goal, in this time of crisis, is to allow patients with primary orthopedic com

Mar 26th, 2020
Common Winter Sports Injuries

Winter time is here, and while wintertime sports and activities are fun and festive, they can also be pretty dangerous. Many winter activities revolve around snow and ice, which can spell disaster for athletes. Additionally, the cold temperatures can ...

Dec 18th, 2019
Understanding Workers Compensation

Common Workplace Injuries and Qualifying for Workman’s Comp Occupational injury or illness effects 1 out of 100 full-time workers annually. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s over 1 million work-related injury and illness cases per year...

Dec 15th, 2019
5 Common Hand and Wrist Injuries Among Athletes

Hand and wrist injuries account for approximately 25% of all sports injuries and are some of the most common injuries that athletes experience. Injuries of the hand and wrist can make daily tasks difficult both on and off the field. Prompt intervention...

Nov 26th, 2019
10 Exercises to Improve Posture and Relieve Lower Back Pain

Poor posture is one of the top underlying causes of lower back pain. Whether you sit at a desk all day or are a professional athlete, poor posture could be the cause of that never-ending ache in your back. Try implementing the following exercises and...

Nov 13th, 2019
Are Genes to Blame for Achy Joints?

Joints are the connections between bones that provide the support and range of motion that we need to run, walk, jump, and move. If you begin to experience achy joints that make every day movement painful, it can go from mildly irritating to completely...

Oct 23rd, 2019
How You Can Benefit from a Physical Therapist

October is National Physical Therapy Month The American Physical Therapy Association names October as National Physical Therapy Month, and we’re ready to celebrate! The goal for this month is to “[optimize] movement to enhance the human experience”...

Oct 15th, 2019
A Thank You to Dr Qadir 15 Oct

Dear Dr.Qadir, I’m so grateful with the surgery you did. It’s amazing how fast I started to walk again and not having pain as usual. The way I broke my pelvis in the car accident on June 5 and everything else so for I’m doing better now. Thankful for ...

Oct 14th, 2019
6 Surprising Causes of Chronic Back Pain

If you have suffered from back pain before, then you know it can greatly affect your day to day quality of life. Back pain is a common type of chronic pain that most people will experience at some point in their lives. Sometimes back pain can be the ...

Sep 29th, 2019
Knee Replacement Surgery: What You Need to Know

The knee is the largest joint in our bodies, so knee pain can be immensely painful and debilitating. It affects virtually all physical actions, making it hard to perform daily functions. Many choose to permanently treat the issue with surgery. There are...

Sep 23rd, 2019
Top 10 Daily Stretches for Athletes

Stretching is an immensely important part of any athlete’s routine. It conditions and nourishes the muscles that you use repeatedly. Stretching can be an effective method to combat your risk of future injuries out on the field as it increases muscle and...

Aug 19th, 2019
What You Need to Know About Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery

The wrist is made up of a complicated combination of ligaments, bones, tendons, joints, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. When something goes wrong in any part of the wrist, it can cause pain, swelling, or loss of function. When other treatments, ...

Jun 24th, 2019
Understanding Bone Fractures

The average person will suffer two fractures in his/her lifetime. Children and older adults typically suffer more fractures than other age-groups, and fractures can be caused by a variety of different reasons. As adults age, the bones become more brittle

Jun 23rd, 2019
How Sports Medicine is Helping to Fight the Opioid Crisis

The Opioid Crisis presents an immediate and impactful threat towards the athletic community. Opioids are extremely powerful drugs that can be highly addictive. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), death rates from opioid overdoses have...

Jun 22nd, 2019
Why Athletes May Need Hip Replacements

The number of hip replacements performed in the U.S. have more than doubled in the past decade. In fact, a recent study shows the average number of hip replacements increased from 138,700 to 310,000 during this time. The highest reported age group, ...

Jun 16th, 2019
3 Common Running Myths: Debunked

With the popularity of running on the rise, many of us are left to navigate its complex and often confusing domain filled with its conflicting advice and opinions about the do’s and don’ts. Topics such as stretching, diet, and proper gear have been ...

Jun 9th, 2019
Common Sports Injuries in the Knee

Knee injuries are very common, especially among athletes. In 2010, over 10 million people visited the doctor due to knee pain or injury. In fact, from 2005-2015, the rate of ACL injuries in children and teens increased almost 148 percent. So, what is ...

May 29th, 2019
A Thank you to Dr Smith

I recently had a patella repair performed by Dr. Kevin Smith and he did an excellent job. Very caring and professional. Highly recommend his work...

May 20th, 2019
A Thank You to Dr. Qadir

My mother, Geneva M. Gilchrist, is wheelchair bound and a resident of Broadmoor at Creekside Park continuous care facility. We have an audio/video system in her room to help monitor her condition and care. A kidney stone about the size of her kidney ...

May 15th, 2019
Foot

Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee and they are common while playing sports such as football, hockey, skating and in athletes. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, ...

Jul 7th, 2014
Sports

Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports...

Jul 7th, 2014