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Get Back in the Game Faster: What You Need to Know About Recovering from an ACL Sports Injury Mar 27th, 2020

Whether you’re a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or a spectator, you can easily end up with a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. It’s common in sports because it happens when you stop or change direction suddenly, which happens in basketball, football, and many other sports. But...

COVID-19 Mar 26th, 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 complaints to avoid congesting healthcare facilities (Emergency Rooms, Urgent...

Common Winter Sports Injuries Dec 18th, 2019

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 exaggerate the severity of many injuries. However, there are a variety...

Understanding Workers Compensation Dec 15th, 2019

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. Especially in high-risk jobs that require the use of heavy equipment or...

5 Common Hand and Wrist Injuries Among Athletes Nov 26th, 2019

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 is key when it comes to sports injuries, so knowing...

10 Exercises to Improve Posture and Relieve Lower Back Pain Nov 13th, 2019

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 stretches recommended by sports medicine doctors to reduce...

Are Genes to Blame for Achy Joints? Oct 23rd, 2019

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 debilitating. While acute injury can be...

How You Can Benefit from a Physical Therapist Oct 15th, 2019

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” through the wonders of physical therapy. The commemoration is meant to benefit the community while also showing...

A Thank You to Dr Qadir 15 Oct Oct 14th, 2019

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 the passion...

6 Surprising Causes of Chronic Back Pain Sep 29th, 2019

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 result of...

Knee Replacement Surgery: What You Need to Know Sep 23rd, 2019

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 a wide variety of surgical options when it comes to...

Top 10 Daily Stretches for Athletes Aug 19th, 2019

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 joint mobility. There are countless benefits to daily stretching such as...

What You Need to Know About Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery Jun 24th, 2019

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, including rest, medication, or physical therapy, do not help, arthroscopic...

Understanding Bone Fractures Jun 23rd, 2019

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 and balance becomes less stable. Rather than bouncing back from...

How Sports Medicine is Helping to Fight the Opioid Crisis Jun 22nd, 2019

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 skyrocketed in recent years, tripling between 1999 and 2016. In fact, between 2015 and 2016, the...

Why Athletes May Need Hip Replacements Jun 16th, 2019

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, 45-54, has risen by 205 percent, and even some athletes...

3 Common Running Myths: Debunked Jun 9th, 2019

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 exhausted to a mess of contrasting information...

Common Sports Injuries in the Knee May 29th, 2019

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 the reason behind these escalating numbers and why is this injury...

A Thank you to Dr Smith May 20th, 2019

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.– Sharon Par

A Thank You to Dr. Qadir May 15th, 2019

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 causes repeated urinary tract infections.  As you...

Foot Jul 7th, 2014

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, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains,...

Sports 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 injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.