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Common Injuries in Female Athletes Oct 1st, 2021

While it’s obvious that women and men are able to play the same sports, there is a difference in each sex’s risk of injury. Even the strongest and most elite female athlete is at risk for sports injuries; maybe even more than her male counterpart. Understanding common sports injuries in...

Bad Habits That Are Making Your Knee Pain Worse Sep 1st, 2021

If you’re an active person, you’ve probably felt the discomfort of an achy knee. Sometimes, it’s simply an overuse injury, while other times, it’s something a little more severe. No matter what the cause, there are right things and wrong things to do when your knee is hurting. At Alpha...

What’s Involved In Sports Medicine? Aug 1st, 2021

It’s a fact that injuries happen; especially if you’re involved in sporting activities. Whether you’re a professional athlete or you just play sports with friends, an injury can really affect your game. If you’re dealing with a sports injury, a sports medicine specialist is your best option for a speedy...

Conditions You Can Go To Our Walk-In Clinic For Jul 8th, 2021

At some point in your life, you’ll probably suffer an injury that’s completely unexpected. To get treatment, you have to go to the emergency room (ER), right? The truth is, there are many types of urgent care facilities out there that not only save you hours of your precious time,...

Treatment for Your Hip Pain Jun 6th, 2021

Pain is unfortunately something you’re going to experience during your life. This is especially true when referencing your joints, as they wear down with age. Your hips are one of the joints that suffer from breakdown, which eventually leads to debilitating pain. At Alpha Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our team...

Understanding How Robotic Joint Replacement Works May 6th, 2021

Joint pain is something you never want to have to deal with; however, when it becomes a problem that interferes with your life, it’s time to get help. There are many treatments out there, but if your joint problem is severe, you might benefit from joint replacement surgery. The upside...

The Many Benefits of PRP Therapy Apr 8th, 2021

Injuries can happen to you at the most inconvenient of times — and when pain strikes, you want to get relief as quickly as possible. There are a lot of different options out there to get your pain under control, but sometimes surgery is the only option that fully heals...

How to Know if You Have a Rotator Cuff Injury Mar 12th, 2021

You use your shoulders more than you realize throughout the day; so when you suffer some kind of injury, the pain can knock you down pretty quick. Some injuries only involve a pulled muscle and should get better in a few days — but what if it doesn’t? If you’re...

Treatment for Your ACL Injury Feb 9th, 2021

Sports are a great way to pass the time, stay in shape, and have fun. However, sometimes injuries happen, especially knee injuries. If you’re an athlete and have suffered an injury to your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), effective treatment is essential to getting back on the field. At Alpha Orthopedics...

Will My Elbow Pain Go Away on its Own? Jan 11th, 2021

When you’re dealing with any kind of pain, even the simplest of tasks are difficult. That’s especially true when your elbow begins to cause you trouble, because you use your arms all day, every day for a variety of activities. But how do you know if the elbow pain is...

When Orthopedic Surgery is Necessary Dec 17th, 2020

At some point in your life, you’ll likely experience some kind of injury — whether it be a broken bone or a ligament sprain. There are also degenerative diseases that can affect your bone and joints that can affect you as you get older. In any case, when conservative treatments...

Treatment for Your Joint Problems with Arthroscopy Nov 12th, 2020

Are joint problems completely ruining your life? If that’s the case, you need to find a treatment that works — and fast. Conservative treatments for joint pain may only get you so far, until the pain wins yet again. So what options do you have to get your active lifestyle...

How Regular Sports Medicine Appointments can Prevent Future Injuries Oct 5th, 2020

Sports are a great way for you to keep in shape and enjoy time with friends. Living an active lifestyle has so many health benefits, and keeps your body young. However, with any activity, you can become injured if you're not careful. These injuries can keep you sidelined for weeks...

When Does Your Shoulder Pain Need Medical Attention Sep 9th, 2020

When pain strikes, it leaves you lost and looking for relief quickly. Shoulder pain is especially tricky, because you use your arm for so many activities throughout the day. But how do you know when that pain is just a nuisance or something more serious? At Alpha Orthopedics and Sports...

Myths and Facts About Your ACL Tear Aug 19th, 2020

If you’re an athlete, you know that knee injuries, such as an ACL tear, can really sideline your game. However, did you know that ACL injuries don’t just happen to athletes? There are many myths that you might not be aware aren’t true about this kind of injury. At Alpha...

The Top 3 Reasons You’ve Lost Cartilage and How to Get it Back Jul 17th, 2020

If you’re dealing with joint pain and stiffness, you’re no stranger to how it affects your everyday life. There are many conditions that can cause joint problems, but did you know that it might actually be a decrease in cartilage that’s causing problems? At Alpha Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our...

Get Back in the Game After a Sports Injury Jun 25th, 2020

Sports have long been a fantastic way to stay healthy while also bonding with friends. If you’ve ever been involved in any kind of sporting event, you know how intense and satisfying playing a game can be. You also know that injuries go hand in hand with any type of...

Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery Treats These Problems May 28th, 2020

In the past, if you had an injury that required surgery, it was a big deal with an even bigger scar. However, with arthroscopic surgery, treatment of your orthopedic injuries is much easier and a lot less invasive. If you are in need of surgical treatment, the skilled surgeons at...

Common Symptoms of an ACL Injury Apr 27th, 2020

No matter what sport you’re involved in, any injury can immediately sideline you for the season. An ACL injury can put you on the sidelines, so knowing what to look for and how to prevent it can really be beneficial to you and your lifestyle. If you find yourself with...

5 Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries This Spring Feb 29th, 2020

Sports are a great way for you to stay in shape, have fun, and spend time with friends. However, if you aren’t careful, they can also lead to injuries and time on the bench. Don’t be discouraged though, because there are many things you can do to prevent injuries on...

Powerful Growth Factors in Stem Cells Can Help You Regain Mobility Feb 4th, 2020

Medicine has certainly come a long way over the years. If you are suffering from chronic pain and immobility due to injury or disease, there are new treatments available that use regenerative cell therapy to get your mobility back. This therapy uses stem cells to heal tissues and joints from...

New Year, New Hip: All You Need to Know About Hip Replacement Jan 5th, 2020

When you have been suffering with chronic hip pain for a long time with minimal relief from conservative treatments, you may need a hip replacement. Learning all you can before surgery can make the experience less overwhelming. If you’ve had chronic hip pain or injuries that aren’t getting better, and...

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Joints Dec 1st, 2019

Weight is an issue that plagues many people, and we all know that being overweight is not healthy, but one implication of your weight that you may not dwell on is how it affects your joints. It’s simple physics, really: The more weight pushes down on something, the more force...

Best Treatment Options for Your Arthritis Nov 1st, 2019

Arthritis is sadly a very common type of chronic joint inflammation that will only increase as the population grows and ages. So if you suffer from arthritis, you’re far from alone. In the U.S. annually, nearly 55 million people develop some form of arthritis or other joint inflammation, and that...

PRP Therapy: A Game Changer for Orthopedic Pain Oct 1st, 2019

Do your joints ache? Did you hurt yourself playing sports? The discomfort you experience may stem from a new or old injury that damaged a joint’s surrounding tendons or ligaments, sprained or strained some muscles, or you may have arthritis. In any case, you may experience relief from a PRP...

Why It's So Important to Stay Active With Arthritis Sep 1st, 2019

So, you need an excuse not to work out, take a walk, or otherwise stay physically active. It’s easy to shrug your shoulders and say, “I can’t. I have arthritis.” But the truth is, staying active is one of the best things you can do to help you deal with...

The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Aug 1st, 2019

Would you trust your joints to a robot? Robotic-assisted surgery, especially joint replacement surgery, has ushered orthopedic surgery into a new era, but don’t worry. Medical doctors still make decisions in the operating room. The most common robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures are partial knee resurfacing and full knee and hip...

Rotator Cuff Tear: Here's What You Need to Know Jul 10th, 2019

A rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and tendons that surround and stabilize the joint in your shoulder. Because a rotator cuff tear is generally the result of repetitive movement, it’s a fairly common injury.  At Alpha Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, your joint health is our top priority....

Simple Tips to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Jun 18th, 2019

We use our hands every day, so it’s easy to take them for granted. But many of our everyday tasks put stress on our hands and wrists. Over time, this can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition that causes numbness, tingling, and weakness in the hands. The physicians...

The Basics for Understanding Orthopedic Sports Medicine Jun 10th, 2019

According to the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, musculoskeletal disorders affect more than one out of every two people in the US age 18 and over, and nearly three out of four people age 65 and over. The musculoskeletal system provides support, posture and stability, permits movement, protects vital...

Knee Resurfacing with MAKOplasty® Jun 10th, 2019

Arthritis Overview The knee is a large weight-bearing joint comprised of the femur (thigh bone), patella (kneecap), and tibia (shin bone), all of which are held together by ligaments and tendons. This joint is broken down into three compartments: lateral (outer), medial (middle), and patellofemoral (below the kneecap). Located on...

MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty FAQ Jun 10th, 2019

The MAKOplasty Total Hip Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure that uses the assistance of the RIO (Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic) system, which is a robotic arm that takes the patient’s data, creates a unique surgical plan, and assists the surgeon in accomplishing unparalleled precision before and during the procedure. Utilizing the MAKOplasty...

NFL & MLB Professional Athletes Jun 10th, 2019

  Dr. Charles Toulson performed robotic hip and knee replacements with former professional athletes James Scott from the Chicago Bears and Mike Henneman from the Detroit Tigers. Hear what they thought about the experience for yourself! IT’S JUST AMAZING WHAT HE DID FOR ME. ALPHA ORTHOPEDICS CAN REALLY HELP YOU...

Dr. Toulson Named To Medical Directorship Jun 10th, 2019

New Medical Director of Baylor Plano Joint Replacement Center Plano, Texas – Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano is proud to announce Charles Toulson, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, as medical director of the Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano Joint Replacement Center. Read more.

Living Magazine’s Best Of Jun 10th, 2019

Living Magazine’s Best Of McKinney/Allen McKinney, Texas – Dr. Toulson was voted among Living Magazine’s Best Doctors In McKinney/Allen again this year. Congratulations to not only him, but the entire staff and team at Alpha Orthopedics that made this possible. You can read more about Dr. Toulson’s achievement in the official article!

D Magazine’s Best Doctors In Dallas Sep 15th, 2015

McKinney, Texas – Dr. Toulson and Dr. Thompson were voted among D Magazines Best Doctors In Dallas again this year. Congratulations to not only both of them, but the entire staff and team at Alpha Orthopedics that made this possible. You can read more about Dr. Toulson and  Dr. Thompson as well as read the official...