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Can an ACL Tear Heal on Its Own?

Wondering if your ACL injury can heal on its own without surgery? Read on to find out the answer from an expert in the field.
Nov 2nd, 2023
Does Cartilage Regenerate on Its Own?

Does Cartilage Regenerate on Its Own?

You’ve torn, ripped, or damaged your cartilage, or maybe it’s deteriorating due to wear, tear, and age. Will it repair itself and grow back? Read on to find out if it can regenerate and how to treat your injury.
Jul 11th, 2023
Does My Rotator Cuff Tear Require Surgery?

Does My Rotator Cuff Tear Require Surgery?

If you’re having shoulder pain, you may wonder if you’ve torn your rotator cuff and if your injury will require surgery. Read on to find out the signs and symptoms — and if surgery will be necessary.
Jun 9th, 2023
When Is ACL Reconstruction Necessary?

When Is ACL Reconstruction Necessary?

ACL injuries and the reconstruction surgeries that repair them are famous for their long healing times. Some ACL injuries, however, may not need reconstruction.
Mar 9th, 2023
6 Common Signs of Shoulder Impingement

6 Common Signs of Shoulder Impingement

Pain in your shoulder? It could result from injury or arthritis, or it could be one of the most common shoulder problems — shoulder Impingement. Here are six telltale symptoms that point to a pinched tendon in your shoulder.
Feb 15th, 2023
What to Do About Your Sudden Back Strain

What to Do About Your Sudden Back Strain

Sudden back strains are common among athletes. Though painful, this type of sports injury can typically heal without the need for surgical intervention. Even if you aren’t an athlete, read on to learn more about managing sudden back strains.
Nov 1st, 2022
What to Expect With Shoulder Arthroscopy

What to Expect With Shoulder Arthroscopy

Any time your doctor says you need surgery, it’s normal to feel a little worried. However, having information can help ease your mind. In this post, we describe what you should expect when you have shoulder arthroscopy.
Oct 9th, 2022
5 Ways to Treat Your Shoulder Impingement

5 Ways to Treat Your Shoulder Impingement

Are you dealing with shoulder pain that has gradually gotten worse? You may be suffering from shoulder impingement. Learn more about this injury and how we can treat it.
May 1st, 2022
Can My Rotator Cuff Heal on Its Own?

Can My Rotator Cuff Heal on Its Own?

Rotator cuff injuries can be frustrating, especially for people who have an overuse injury. Although waiting is painful, some rotator cuff injuries just need time.
Apr 1st, 2022
Arthroscopy: How It Works and How It Benefits You

Arthroscopy: How It Works and How It Benefits You

Surgery doesn’t have to be a traumatic, painful process that keeps you on the sidelines for weeks or even months. Minimally invasive arthroscopy can yield amazing results with less trauma.
Dec 1st, 2021
Signs of an Achilles Tendon Injury

Signs of an Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles tendon tears and ruptures are some of the most common sports injuries. Learn more about how these injuries occur and what to look for when you suspect an injury.
Oct 4th, 2021
Who's Most at Risk for ACL Tears?

Who's Most at Risk for ACL Tears?

ACL tears are one of the more common tissue injuries in the leg, especially for athletes in certain sports. Learn who is most susceptible to ACL injuries.
Sep 1st, 2021

The Most Common Sports Injuries in Females

While both sexes can excel at sports, when it comes to injuries, men and women are not treated equally. Learn why women get hurt more often and what types of injuries they’re most prone to suffer.
Jul 26th, 2021

What Causes a Swollen Knee?

A swollen knee can cause serious pain and mobility issues. Read on to learn what may be behind your swollen knee and how it can be treated.
Apr 12th, 2021

How Does Aging Impact Knee Health?

Your knees probably aren’t as agile as they used to be, but exactly how does age impact your knees, and what should you be prepared for as you get older?
Feb 9th, 2021

Signs of a Torn Meniscus

If you hurt your knee recently, it could be a torn meniscus. Learn what this common knee injury is, how it’s caused, and what symptoms to watch for so you can get the help you need.
Jan 8th, 2021

Shoulder Pain: When to See a Doctor

If you have shoulder pain, you’re definitely not alone. Read on to learn what symptoms to watch for, how you can treat it at home, and when it’s time to see a doctor for this common medical condition.
Dec 1st, 2020

5 Injuries Knee Arthroscopy Can Help

Arthroscopic surgery is a safe and effective way to treat a variety of common knee problems. Read on to discover five knee injuries this type of surgery can help.
Nov 1st, 2020

5 Techniques for Protecting Your Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that surround your shoulder joint. They may be small, but they have an important job to do. Learn how to protect your rotator cuff to keep you pain free for years to come.
Jul 8th, 2020

Torn ACL: What Now?

If you have a torn ACL, you’ll need rest, physical therapy, and maybe even surgery. Read more about this common knee injury and how it’s treated, so you’ll know what to expect.
Apr 1st, 2020

Can a Meniscus Tear Heal Itself?

Meniscus injuries of the knee are common, especially in athletes. Read on to learn when a meniscus tear can heal itself or when surgery is needed.
Feb 1st, 2020

What Is Shoulder Impingement?

If you have pain in your shoulder and it’s hard for you to reach overhead or behind your back, you may have a shoulder impingement. Read on to learn more about this condition and how it can be treated.
Dec 1st, 2019

Getting Active Again After an ACL Injury

Are you wondering how long it will take to build up your knee again after you experience an ACL injury? How about how long it will be before you can just start jogging again? We can give you a clear recovery timeline.
Nov 6th, 2019

Why Are Meniscus Tears So Common?

Does it seem like almost everyone you know has experienced a meniscus injury? Learn why this important part of the knee gets torn so frequently and how to treat it so you can get back on your feet — and the field or court.
Oct 18th, 2019

Post Workout Habits To Reduce Your Risk of Injury

If you’ve been exercising for some time, you probably already know the importance of warming up before exercising to avoid injury. But it’s also essential to have a post-workout routine.
Sep 1st, 2019

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
Worsening Your Knee Pain

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
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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
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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
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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

8 Tips to Prevent Weekend Warrior Injuries

If life duties keep you occupied and away from the gym during the week, but you try to make up for it all on the weekends, you may be setting yourself up for injury.
Feb 8th, 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