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Is Arthritis Reversible?

Is Arthritis Reversible?

At first, your joints only hurt after you were active, but these days, the pain and inflammation are almost constant companions. Such is the course of many forms of arthritis — progressively worse and rarely better.
May 13th, 2024
What Issues Can Orthotics Address?

What Issues Can Orthotics Address?

Issues with your feet or ankles can lead to pain, decreased mobility, and even complications in other parts of your body. Find out how orthotics can address problems with your lower extremities here.
Mar 2nd, 2024
Tips for Eating With Your Bones in Mind

Tips for Eating With Your Bones in Mind

If you ever wondered if the old saying “you are what you eat” was true, just look at your bones. Everything you eat — and don’t eat — affects them. Here’s how to nourish your skeleton and why it’s important.
Jan 19th, 2024

You Can Still Train When You Hurt Your Wrist. Here's How

You use your wrists often as an athlete, so it’s natural to worry about an injury interfering with your training routine. The good news is that you can still train with a wrist injury if you pay attention to a few simple tips.
Dec 11th, 2023
Pain Relief for Your Tendonitis

Pain Relief for Your Tendonitis

Tendonitis can go by many names, but the result is always the pain you feel from the inflammation in your tendons near the bone. Fortunately, this condition is manageable with treatment. Read on to find out how you can get relief.
Nov 2nd, 2023
Tips for Working Out When You Have a Knee Injury

Tips for Working Out When You Have a Knee Injury

Knee injuries are common, and while treatment is imperative, you don’t have to completely avoid activity while you recover. Here’s how to work out safely while still supporting healthy healing.
Oct 1st, 2023
The Best and Worst Shoes for Your Back

The Best and Worst Shoes for Your Back

Could your shoes be causing your back pain? Unsupportive shoes can increase your risk for joint misalignments and chronic back pain. It may be time to switch from fashion to functional footwear choices.
Aug 1st, 2023
A Closer Look at How We Repair a Damaged ACL

A Closer Look at How We Repair a Damaged ACL

When the worst happens, and you bust your knee, don’t go to just any surgeon. Turn to our experts who use the best, most advanced methods available. Here’s a sneak peek at how we repair an ACL tear.
Jul 1st, 2023
When to Consider Joint Injections for Pain Relief

When to Consider Joint Injections for Pain Relief

They stiffen, swell, and even make crackling sounds, but it’s the pain that makes your joint problem unbearable. When nothing you’ve tried works, it’s time for next-level pain relief — joint injections. Here’s what you need to know.
Jun 1st, 2023
The Most Common Ankle Injuries

The Most Common Ankle Injuries

Hiking on a rocky hillside, playing tennis, or missing that last step on your way down the stairs — no matter what you do, an ankle accident is waiting to happen. Here are the most common ankle injuries that happen to athletes and nonathletes alike.
Apr 1st, 2023
Who Needs Spinal Fusion?

Who Needs Spinal Fusion?

When you have severe back pain, it doesn't always respond to conservative measures. So, what are your options? Keep reading to learn when spinal fusion surgery can relieve your pain for good.
Mar 1st, 2023
7 Types of Braces and Orthotics to Relieve Pain

7 Types of Braces and Orthotics to Relieve Pain

Braces and orthotic devices help support joints that have been weakened by injury or disease, and in some cases, they can even be used as an alternative to surgery. Here are seven ways we use braces and orthotics to help our patients.
Jan 2nd, 2023
6 Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery for Chronic Pain

6 Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery for Chronic Pain

You’re dealing with a musculoskeletal issue that’s causing you a fair bit of pain, and you want the freedom to move again without discomfort. Arthroscopy may hold the key to releasing you from chronic pain.
Nov 1st, 2022
Can You Avoid Age-Related Back Pain?

Can You Avoid Age-Related Back Pain?

No one looks forward to getting older, especially if it means more aches and pains. But does the growing number of candles on your birthday cake mean it’s only a matter of time before your back starts to hurt? The short answer is that it depends.
Sep 1st, 2022
4 Shoulder Injuries That Cause Chronic Pain

4 Shoulder Injuries That Cause Chronic Pain

Do you have persistent shoulder pain despite resting and taking over-the-counter medication? Find out if an injury could be the cause of your symptoms, and learn how you can get quick relief.
Aug 1st, 2022
Treating Your Pain with Heat Therapy

Treating Your Pain with Heat Therapy

Whether you’re experiencing acute pain from a recent injury or are one of the millions of Americans living with chronic pain, here’s what you need to know about heat therapy and whether it’s right for you.
Jun 1st, 2022
What You Should Know About Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

What You Should Know About Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Are you trying to ignore nagging knee pain because you’re worried that you’ll need a major surgery? Arthroscopic techniques diagnose and treat a variety of issues, and they come with small incisions, less pain, and faster recovery times. Learn how.
May 1st, 2022
5 Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

5 Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Are the joints in your hands or knees sore? If you haven’t experienced trauma that could have caused the pain, you may have arthritis — but which kind? If it’s rheumatoid arthritis, early treatment can help.
Apr 1st, 2022
Tips for Avoiding Carpal Tunnel in an Office Job

Tips for Avoiding Carpal Tunnel in an Office Job

Carpal tunnel seems almost unavoidable when you have an office job, especially if you spend most of your day on a computer. There are a couple of simple changes that you can make to prevent it though.
Mar 1st, 2022
5 Common Signs of a Shoulder Injury

5 Common Signs of a Shoulder Injury

The shoulder is a complex joint, which means there are many ways to injure it. Early treatment doesn’t just help you feel better — it’s crucial for preventing further injury, too. Here are five signs that mean it’s time to see a doctor.
Feb 1st, 2022
How Effective Are ACL Repair Surgeries?

How Effective Are ACL Repair Surgeries?

You’ve damaged the anterior cruciate ligament in your knee, and you’ve been told that surgical repair is your best option. The good news is that it is highly effective in restoring full function to this all-important joint.
Jan 13th, 2022
All About Labral Tears: Symptoms and Treatment

All About Labral Tears: Symptoms and Treatment

Your labrum is a vital part of your hip, and damage to the cartilage can quickly lead to pain and stiffness. Here’s an overview of labral tears, their symptoms, and their treatment.
Dec 7th, 2021
5 Signs of a Stress Fracture

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

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

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

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

Injured on the Job? Explore Our Workers' Compensation Services

An accident at work can range from embarrassing to debilitating, but it doesn’t have to be financially draining. Workers’ compensation exists to protect you when you get hurt on the job. Here’s what you need to know and how we can help.
May 28th, 2020


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 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 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