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Returning to Sports After ACL Reconstruction

So you tore your ACL — ouch. If you’re an athlete or overall active person, you’re probably itching to get back in the game after your ACL surgery. But not so fast: Keep these recovery protocols in mind.

Jun 12th, 2019
5 Ways You Could Be Worsening Your Knee Pain

You’ve been doing the best you can to manage your knee pain, but what if the things you’re doing are making it worse instead of better? Here are five common mistakes you might be making that could be worsening your pain.

Apr 8th, 2019
5 Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Playing sports is great fun and great exercise. But playing any type of sport puts you at risk for a sports injury. Find out what you need to know about five common sports injuries and how to prevent them.

Feb 7th, 2019
Feeling Dull Pain Under Your Kneecap? Here’s What It Could Be

Your knees are, arguably, some of your body’s hardest-working joints as they ferry and carry you through life. When dull, nagging pain develops under your kneecap, it can put a serious damper on your ability to keep active. Here’s what it could be.

Jan 18th, 2019
3 Amazing Benefits of Arthroscopy Procedures

When you hear the word “surgery” accompanied by the word “arthroscopic,” there’s reason to greet the news with enthusiasm. And here are three reasons to get you started.

Dec 11th, 2018
Why Surgery May Be Your Best Option

No one wants to undergo surgery, but in some cases it may be the best option to help you heal faster and get your life back. Having a better understanding of when surgery is necessary may ease some of your anxiety.

Oct 16th, 2018
Meniscus Tear- Tips for Athletes To Reduce Your Risk

The meniscus is a piece of cartilage responsible for bearing the weight of your body while stabilizing your knee. Is it any surprise, then, that a meniscus tear is a common injury? Here are some top tips to lower your risk for this knee problem.

Sep 13th, 2018
Symptoms of Shoulder Problems You Shouldn't Ignore

Pain isn’t something you should soldier through. And when it comes to shoulder symptoms, ignoring them may mean you’ll shoulder some hefty medical bills and more pain down the line. Pay attention to your shoulder symptoms now, and pay less later.

Aug 24th, 2018
What To Know About Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff injuries can weaken your arm and lead to chronic pain. Read on to learn what you should know if you experience an injury to the tendons and muscles of this shoulder cap.

Jul 12th, 2018
8 Tips to Speed Shoulder Surgery Recovery

Whether you need shoulder surgery because of an injury or arthritis, you want to heal quickly and efficiently. At Dr. Steven E. Nolan’s office, located in Sugar Land, Texas, we want the same thing.

May 17th, 2018
Meniscus 101: How to Safeguard Your Knees

Imagine you’re playing tennis, and as you pivot you hear a “pop” and feel a twinge of knee pain. A few hours later your knee is swollen and tender. Meniscus tears are among the most common knee injuries, but there are ways to safeguard your knees.

Apr 26th, 2018
Why Rotator Cuff Injuries Are So Common

Every year, millions of Americans suffer a rotator cuff tear, because the complex structure of the shoulder joint makes it vulnerable to injury. Read on to learn how repetitive actions and degeneration contribute to shoulder dysfunction, pain, and injury.

Mar 30th, 2018
5 Things You Didn’t Know About ACL Tears and Reconstruction

If you’ve experienced an ACL tear, one of the most common knee injuries in the U.S., it will not heal without surgery. Dr. Steven M. Nolan is an award-winning orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, Texas, who’s well-known for his ACL reconstruction skills.

Jan 31st, 2018