Blog Archive

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...