Why rotator cuff injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain

As the popularity of high-impact, strength-building exercise programs increases, the shoulder is being increasingly called upon to function as a high demand, weight-bearing joint. This has led to an increase in shoulder-related complaints among active adults. If that’s you, read on to gain a better understanding of what is causing your shoulder pain — and … Continue reading Why rotator cuff injuries are the most common cause of shoulder pain

Martial arts instructor thriving, pain-free after spinal surgery

Kurt Clauser spent the day as he had spent most Saturdays since the late 1980s: honing his mind and body to perfect his martial arts technique. But unbeknownst to Kurt, this particular Saturday would have a much different ending. The next morning, Kurt, 54, awoke in his Rowlett home in debilitating pain. “It felt like … Continue reading Martial arts instructor thriving, pain-free after spinal surgery

The do’s and don’ts of recovering from knee replacement surgery

After living with aching knees for far too long, you finally pulled the trigger, talked to an orthopedic specialist and explored your options to put a stop to your knee pain. You started with imaging, you tried strengthening your knees through physical therapy and alleviating your pain through injections — yet nothing provided longstanding relief. … Continue reading The do’s and don’ts of recovering from knee replacement surgery

An orthopedic surgeon’s take on the e-scooter craze

They’re everywhere these days. You see them in parks, on sidewalks, even in the streets, and people of all ages are using them. I’m talking about electric scooters, or e-scooters, and they are causing quite the alarm. As an orthopedic trauma surgeon, I’ve seen very few scooter-related injuries over the years — until this year. Unlike … Continue reading An orthopedic surgeon’s take on the e-scooter craze

How hip replacements are helping young people stay active longer

As an orthopedic surgeon, I’ve noticed a growing trend: more and more people are undergoing joint replacements at younger and younger ages. Patients in early middle age — and even some in their 20s and 30s — are increasingly opting for hip replacement surgery. For these patients, who are more active than the typical hip … Continue reading How hip replacements are helping young people stay active longer