What’s the healing time for ankle sprains?

Ankle injuries are very common. Approximately 2 million people a year suffer acute ankle injuries, according to the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM). If you’ve every suffered a painful ankle sprain, you may have wondered when you should see a doctor and how long the healing process may take? This question recently came…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Fibularis Brevis Tendon

Question: Do you generally recommend surgery for an incomplete split tear of the fibularis brevis tendon with moderate distal tendinosis? Non-surgical care is almost always tried first. Rest, ice, elevation, and anti-inflammatory medication is the primary treatment, followed by range of motion and strengthening exercises, and finally a trial of GRADUALLY returning to regular activities.…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Can ACL Tears Cause Heel Spurs?

Question: I tore my ACL in my left knee back in 2004. I’ve recently been experiencing pain in both my knee and my heel. My pain and discomfort is starting to affect my work, therefore, I need opinions on how to solve my problems. I doubt the ACL tear is causing you pain, but you may be…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Ruptured Achilles Tendon

Question: I recently ruptured my Achilles tendon. I enjoy an active lifestyle of running, hiking, golf, coaching youth sports and would like to not disrupt that. In your opinion, which repair option, surgery or immobilization, would be the best for me? I may be a little old school here but I think repair gives a higher…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Foot Fracture

Question: What can I do to heal my avulsion fracture in my 5th metatarsal the fastest? This will take 6-8 weeks to heal no matter what you do. You can’t speed up bone healing. There are a number of acceptable treatments for this – cast, fracture boot, hard-soled shoe. Until it heals you should not…

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Ask An Orthopedist: Running After Broken Metatarsals

Question: About nine months ago, I broke five metatarsals. I recently started running and am having a lot of pain. When I wear my compression sock it feels uncomfortable and almost makes it feel worse. Am I able to wrap it with an ace bandage? What can I do to make it better? Answer: You should…

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Azalea Orthopedics Announces Coaches for 2016 All-Star Classic Game
Azalea Orthopedics Announces Coaches for 2016 All-Star Classic Game

The Azalea Orthopedics All-Star high school basketball games have been set for April 2, 2016 in the Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus. The game, which is in its Thirteenth year, is sponsored by Azalea Orthopedics. The Classic gives high school seniors in the East Texas area the opportunity to showcase their talent…

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Dr. Timothy Beck Comments on Quarterback’s Injuries
Dr. Timothy Beck Comments on Quarterback’s Injuries

Chapel Hill High School’s quarterback, Konnor Hitchcock, broke his ankle at a football game and will be out for six weeks. Azalea Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Timothy Beck, comments on his injuries and the treatment process to get Hitchcock back on the field and fully recovered. Dr. Beck specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on foot…

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Ask An Orthopedist | Joint Pain from Sports
Ask An Orthopedist | Joint Pain from Sports

In this week’s Ask An Orthopedist, a patient is concerned after experiencing joint pain after playing tennis for may years and is looking for treatments or pain relief suggestions so she can continue playing the sport she loves. I have played tennis since I was 8, is it possible that I’ve developed some kind of…

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Different Genders Have Different Risks in Orthopedic Conditions
Different Genders Have Different Risks in Orthopedic Conditions

U.S. News Health elaborates on a new study that looks at the Venus-Mars divide in orthopedic conditions, or how risk, treatment, and recovery can vary by gender. As an orthopedic center on the cutting edge of orthopedic care in East Texas, Azalea focuses on the surgical and non-surgical options and risks of each option for…

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Spring Recap Newsletter Announcements
Spring Recap Newsletter Announcements

Welcome to your Azalea Orthopedics spring recap newsletter. Fresh veggies are here and continue to grow strong, and Azalea is growing too! This edition includes additional info on our new Mount Pleasant clinic location, our Outpatient PT clinic coming this Fall, and more. New Mount Pleasant clinic location As many may know, we’ve recently relocated the Mount…

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Taking the Field – Girls and Sports
Taking the Field – Girls and Sports

By Leslie Fossey My daughter, Erica, played recreational and club soccer until she turned 13. She has loved both soccer and dance since she was a small child. But her last few years of soccer were problematic due to injuries, especially to her knee. When she made the drill team in middle school, almost every…

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Azeala Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. David Kummerfield to the Team
Azeala Orthopedics Welcomes Dr. David Kummerfield to the Team

Tyler, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 – Azalea Orthopedics, an orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and pain management provider in East Texas, today announced the addition of Dr. David Kummerfield to the center’s distinguished roster of orthopedic specialists. “Dr. Kummerfield is renowned leader in his field and is a great addition to the Azalea team,” said Azalea Orthopedics…

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Azalea Orthopedics Acquires East Texas Orthopaedics
Azalea Orthopedics Acquires East Texas Orthopaedics

Tyler, Texas, Aug. 6, 2014 – Azalea Orthopedics announced today the acquisition of East Texas Orthopaedics. The purchase further expands Azalea Orthopedics’ reach in East Texas and will greatly enhance the experience for the patients of both practices. “We’re excited about this tremendous opportunity to acquire East Texas Orthopaedics,” said Azalea Orthopedics CEO Terry Pace, MBA,…

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Azalea Orthopedics Partners with ETMC Pittsburg
Azalea Orthopedics Partners with ETMC Pittsburg

April 9, 2014 Azalea Orthopedics today announced its affiliation with East Texas Medical Center (ETMC) Pittsburg. The affiliation expands Azalea Orthopedics’ reach throughout East Texas, welcoming new patients as well as providing increased convenience for existing patients. Eight Azalea orthopedic surgeons will expand their practices to ETMC Pittsburg: Cody Anderson, MD, Carey A. Clark III,…

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Brain Change: Keeping your Balance
Brain Change: Keeping your Balance

Featured in Tyler Today Magazine By: Leslie Fossey, Marketing Director, Azalea Orthopedics Losing your balance can be quite scary. There is nothing quite like free-falling down the stairs or tripping over a toy to send you sailing in the air. As we grow older our brain actually changes, making us even more susceptible to falls.…

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Azalea Orthopedics South Broadway Clinic Open Monday, August 5
Azalea Orthopedics South Broadway Clinic Open Monday, August 5

Azalea Orthopedics proudly opens a new, state-of-the-art clinic at 8101 South Broadway Avenue on Monday, August 5. The clinic expands Azalea’s services into South Tyler, making quality orthopedic care from the largest and most experienced orthopedic team more accessible for the East Texas community. The spacious clinic will be staffed by four of Azalea’s esteemed…

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Summer Sports Safety Tips
Summer Sports Safety Tips

Maximize fun and minimize pain with the following safety tips for you or your child’s favorite summer sports! Tennis At Azalea, we see patients with tennis elbow constantly, so we understand the pain it can cause. Tennis Elbow is a difficult to treat inflammation of the tendons that join the forearm muscles and bone on…

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Azalea Orthopedics is Top Performer in Patient Satisfaction
Azalea Orthopedics is Top Performer in Patient Satisfaction

Tyler, Texas ― Azalea Orthopedics is dedicated to patient satisfaction, having ranked in the 95th percentile as determined by the leader in health care performance improvement, Press Ganey Associates, Inc. in early 2013. Azalea has made patient satisfaction a priority for its staff. A ranking in the 95th percentile means that the Azalea patients’ overall…

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Spring Sports Safety Tips
Spring Sports Safety Tips

If your child participates in baseball, softball or running, pass these tips along to avoid common injuries and keep them in the game. Baseball and Softball The most common injury sustained in baseball is damage to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL), which stabilizes the elbow. Damaging or tearing this ligament requires a difficult recovery process.…

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