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Understanding Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy uses minimally invasive techniques to repair knee injuries without more invasive open surgery. If you have chronic knee pain or another knee problem, here’s how arthroscopy might help.
Dec 1st, 2022

When Will I Experience Results from My PRP Injections?

Platelet-rich plasma promotes healing by tapping into your body’s regenerative processes, making it a popular choice for many musculoskeletal injuries. The question is, how soon will you see results? We have the answer.
Nov 1st, 2022

Understanding the Two Types of Rotator Cuff Tears

Rotator cuff tendons may be a common cause of shoulder pain, but not all tears are the same. In most cases, your treatment will depend on which type of tear you have. Here’s how the two main types differ.
Oct 6th, 2022

How Tenex Procedures Can Treat Your Soft Tissue Injuries

Tendon damage is a common cause of chronic pain for athletes and non-athletes alike. Tenex® works by getting rid of binding scar tissue that causes a lot of tendon pain — and it does it without major, invasive surgery. Here’s how it works.
Jul 6th, 2022

What Are My Nonsurgical Options for My Torn ACL?

ACL injuries are common for athletes and non-athletes alike. While the news is full of athletes undergoing surgery for ACL issues, many anterior cruciate ligament problems can be treated nonsurgically. Here’s how.
May 1st, 2022

How Ultrasound Technology Can Eliminate Damaged Tissue

Treating chronic pain from tendon injuries and inflammation used to mean taking lots of pain medicines — or having invasive surgery. Today, Tenex® offers another option — relieving pain with ultrasound energy. Here’s how it works.
Apr 1st, 2022

Understanding the Causes of a Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries are a common source of acute and chronic shoulder pain and stiffness. Knowing what causes these injuries might help you prevent these injuries in the future. Here’s how rotator cuff injuries happen.
Mar 1st, 2022

Different Types of Rotator Cuff Injuries

It’s easy to take your shoulders for granted — until they start to hurt. Rotator cuff injuries are a common cause of shoulder pain. Knowing what type of injury you have is the key to getting the proper care.
Feb 1st, 2022

How Effective Are Shoulder Replacement Surgeries?

Shoulder pain and immobility can often be treated nonsurgically. But when joint damage is severe, replacement surgery is often the best option. Here’s what to expect if shoulder replacement surgery is in your future.
Jan 1st, 2022

5 Risk Factors for Common Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are among the most common orthopedic injuries. Understanding your risk factors might help you avoid an injury in the future. Here are five risk factors you should know about.
Dec 1st, 2021

Elbow Arthroscopy: What to Expect

Many issues can cause elbow pain and stiffness, including injuries, scarring, and joint changes due to arthritis. Elbow arthroscopy can treat an array of elbow problems without more invasive surgery. Here’s how it works.
Nov 1st, 2021

How to Choose an Orthopedic Surgeon

Having surgery can be a little nerve-racking, but knowing you have the right surgeon by your side can go a long way toward helping you feel calm and confident. Here’s how to make sure you select the best surgeon for your procedure.
Oct 1st, 2021

Torn Rotator Cuff? We Can Help

Rotator cuff tears are a relatively common shoulder injury — and a common cause of shoulder pain and weakness. The good news: Our team offers a variety of treatment options to help you feel better fast.
Sep 1st, 2021

Sports Medicine Pre-Surgery Procedures

If you have surgery in your future, it’s not unusual to be a little anxious — and Dr. Bennett understands that. This post and the videos on our website can dispel your anxiety by helping you understand just what to expect.
Aug 1st, 2021

You Don't Have to Live With Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a common medical problem in the United States, and it gets even more common as you get older. The good news: Dr. Bennett offers an array of treatment options for chronic pain. Here’s how he can help you.
Jul 19th, 2021

Who's At Risk for Shoulder Injuries?

Shoulder injuries aren’t uncommon, especially as you get older. But like other orthopedic issues, shoulder injuries tend to occur more often in people with specific risk factors. Find out what they are in this post.
Jun 24th, 2021

Tips for Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a major cause of wrist pain, especially among people who use their hands and wrists a lot. The good news is, there are a few simple things you can do to reduce your risks of CTS. Here are eight to get you started.
May 11th, 2021

What is PRP and How Can It Benefit You?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, offers plenty of benefits for people with sports injuries, joint damage, and other musculoskeletal problems. Here’s the scoop on this innovative and effective treatment, including how it’s “made” and what it treats.
Apr 1st, 2021

What Every Athlete Should Know About Their ACL

ACL tears are among the most common knee injuries, affecting athletes of all ages and all levels. Knowing how the ACL “works” and how it’s injured might prevent injuries so that you can avoid the sidelines.
Mar 8th, 2021

The Link Between Your Diet and Arthritis

You are what you eat — and so are your joints. If you have arthritis, choosing the right foods — and avoiding the wrong ones — might help relieve pain and stiffness while also preventing future joint damage. Read on to learn more.
Feb 11th, 2021

Treatment For Your Elbow Injury

You use your elbows a lot, which means even a minor injury can take a significant toll on your life. Fortunately, today there are lots of options for treating elbow injuries, including nonsurgical options. If you have elbow pain, read on.
Jan 29th, 2021

How PRP Can Help Your Sports Injuries

If you’re an athlete, you likely know all about strains, sprains, muscle tears, and other sports injuries. Learn how our team can use your own blood to help you heal with PRP therapy.
Nov 3rd, 2020

Life after Tommy John Surgery

If you’ve torn your ulnar collateral ligament in your elbow, Tommy John surgery repairs it. Learn how the injury occurs and what you can expect after you heal.
Oct 15th, 2020

How Sports Medicine Helps You

Sports or an active lifestyle can create some wear and tear on your body. Improve your performance and learn how to prevent injury with sports medicine care. Learn more about how it can help you stay in your best shape so you can stay in the game.
Jul 19th, 2020

Do I Need Shoulder Replacement Surgery?

Though a shoulder replacement is a last resort for pain and mobility issues, more than 50,000 people need one each year. Read on to find out if you’re one of them.
Jun 18th, 2020

The Benefits of PRP

Among the benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy is that it may help you avoid surgery. Learn more about the effectiveness of PRP in healing orthopedic injuries and its many other benefits.
Mar 4th, 2020

Why Pregnancy Can Cause Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

If you’re pregnant and dropping things, feeling weakness in your hands, or experiencing tingling and numbness, you may have pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome. Read on to learn more about the condition and what you can do about it.
Feb 1st, 2020

Sports Medicine: Getting You Back in the Game

Is a sports-related injury keeping you sidelined? You can get back in the game with appropriate treatment from a sports medicine specialist who can properly diagnose, treat, and support you through recovery.
Jan 1st, 2020

Tennis Elbow — Beyond the Courts

Tennis elbow is a common injury. It causes pain and inflammation in your forearm and the outer section of your elbow. But, despite its name, most patients get tennis elbow from work or hobbies.
Nov 1st, 2019

Life After an ACL Tear

If you’ve torn your anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, you may wonder what to do from here. Read on to find out your treatment options and what the recovery process involves.
Sep 19th, 2019

4 Ways to Avoid Developing Carpal Tunnel at the Office

If you work in an office setting, your odds of developing carpal tunnel syndrome are pretty high, especially if you spend a lot of time on a computer. Use this as a handy guide on how to avoid this painful condition.
Aug 7th, 2019

How to Protect Your Joints While Exercising

Exercise helps your body and your overall health, but it also puts you at risk for injury. Learn how to protect your joints while exercising so you can keep on exercisin
Jun 4th, 2019

PRP Therapy Can Help Treat Your Jumper's Knee This Spring

Jumper’s knee is a common injury for basketball players and volleyball players and other athletes who jump a lot. Learn how PRP can help heal your jumper’s knee, reduce your pain, and get you back on the court or field quickly.
May 23rd, 2019

What You Can Expect From Your First PRP Treatment

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a simple and effective treatment that accelerates your body’s natural healing powers and may be able to quickly get you back to doing the things you love. Here’s what to expect from your first treatment.
Feb 11th, 2019

How the Tenex Procedure Can Help with Chronic Pain

When you have no desire to undergo surgery, but you’re more than ready to be rid of chronic tendon pain, the Tenex Health TX™ procedure may be your best option. Learn how this minimally invasive technology eliminates the source of chronic pain.
Jan 22nd, 2019

Am I a Good Candidate for Orthopedic Surgery?

Do you have joint pain from a sports injury or arthritis? You may be a candidate for orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic surgery can relieve you of your pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy.
Dec 11th, 2018

The 5 Most Common Types of Shoulder Surgeries

Your shoulder joint is highly flexible, placing it at a higher risk of instability and injury. While many shoulder injuries can be rehabilitated with therapy, sometimes you need surgery. Learn about five of the most common shoulder surgeries.
Nov 16th, 2018

When Does an Elbow Injury Require Surgery?

There are times when surgical intervention is the best course of action for acute and persistent elbow problems, allowing you to get back to your active life more quickly.
Sep 14th, 2018

7 Great Ideas for Joint-Saving Workouts

Joint pain can make it hard to carry out even the simplest tasks, like getting in and out of the car or going up and down the stairs. Whether you’re living with joint pain or you want to do what you can to prevent it, these joint-saving workouts can help.
May 18th, 2018

Preparing for Rotator Cuff Surgery

If you’ve chosen to end your shoulder problems with rotator cuff surgery, here are some great tips to help you navigate your recovery with ease. With a little planning and preparation, recovery from rotator cuff surgery might be easier than you think.
Mar 28th, 2018

Tennis Elbow Surgery: Tips to Speed Your Recovery

Without ever picking up a racquet, you may suffer tennis elbow, just like cooks and carpenters, painters and plumbers, and those who suffer without any known cause. If your tennis elbow requires surgical treatment, here are some tips to aid your recovery.
Feb 16th, 2018

What Are My ACL Graft Options

There are different ACL graft options for you based on factors like your activity level and age. Knee Specialist Dr. J. Michael Bennett describes these graft options in this video, and he talks about the factors that might cause you to choose one ACL graft
Mar 30th, 2017

What’s the Rotation Medical Graft

In the video, Dr. Bennett describes how the Rotation Medical Graft might benefit you if you have a partial tear of the rotator cuff.
Mar 26th, 2017

What Causes Biceps Injuries

In this video, Dr. Bennett describes various common biceps injuries and some options for treatment and repair.
Feb 28th, 2017

What’s Shoulder Instability

This is the fifth in a series of videos describing common shoulder injuries that we see in our clinic. In this video, Dr. Bennett talks about shoulder instability and the injuries to the shoulder that can result.
Feb 28th, 2017

What’s Adhesive Capsulitis

In this video, Dr. J. Michael Bennett explains what causes adhesive capsulitis and frozen shoulder, and he also explains why early diagnosis and treatment is important.
Feb 18th, 2017

Causes of Shoulder Bursitis

This is the first of a series of five videos on common shoulder injuries and their treatments. In this video, Dr. Bennett talks about the anatomy of shoulder bursitis and impingement syndrome.
Jan 31st, 2017

Rotator Cuff Injuries

In this video, Shoulder Specialist Dr. J. Michael Bennett talks about rotator cuff injuries. This is the second in a series of five videos covering common shoulder injuries.
Jan 31st, 2017

Shoulder Rotator Cuff Treatment

Shoulder Specialist Dr. J. Michael Bennett describes the anatomy of the shoulder rotator cuff and rotator cuff treatment.
Jan 7th, 2017

Non-Surgical Orthopedic Treatments

Since Dr. Bennett is an Orthopedic Surgeon, you might think that the only treatments he offers require surgery. Dr. Bennett talks about this misconception in this video, and he describes what’s discussed in your treatment plan.
Dec 31st, 2016

Elbow Ligament Injury

Dr. Bennett on Treating an Elbow Ligament Injury – Posterolateral Elbow Instability
Jun 10th, 2014

How to Prevent Tibia Stress Fractures

Dr. J. Michael Bennett describes the anatomy of the leg, and he talks about how repetitive stresses on the leg can cause periostitis and shin splints or tibia stress fractures.
Apr 11th, 2013

How to Use Knee Braces

n this video, Houston and Sugar Land Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. J Michael Bennett describes various knee braces that you can purchase over-the-counter at your local drugstore or a big box store like Target or Walmart.
Mar 8th, 2013
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