Surfer Returns to Riding the Waves after Innovative Ankle Surgery

Scott Huegele loved his active lifestyle – including surfing, hitting the links and even walking his dogs. But he had to put most of those activities on hold after decades of chronic ankle pain became unbearable. At age 15, Huegele was involved in a motorcycle accident, and coupled with years of basketball and several sprains, [Continue Reading]

Champion Swimmer Back in the Pool After Knee Replacement

As a Master’s Swimmer for the past 23 years, Rebecca Buckner of Alaska expects top performance from her body. “Swimming is a very important part of my life. I used to compete and I wanted to still be able to do the breaststroke since that’s my preferred stroke,” Buckner said. When the pain in her [Continue Reading]

Getting back in the swing after Golf Elbow

Between the Shell Houston Open and the upcoming Masters Tournament, a lot of people have golfing on their mind. While you may not play golf like the pros, it’s possible to get injured like them. It’s called medial epicondylitis, commonly referred to as “golfer’s elbow” or “tennis elbow.” “If you follow golf closely, you may [Continue Reading]

Back in the saddle: A young concussion victim rides to recovery

One year ago, 13-year-old Reese Silberman was competing in an equestrian competition. Despite suffering from a sinus infection, Reese was eager to compete. While warming up with a horse that was unfamiliar to her, Reese made a slight miscalculation that caused the horse to land in the middle of a jump and flip over itself, [Continue Reading]

How Much Exercise is Enough?

There is much debate in the world of science as to the ideal amount of exercise necessary to maintain health benefits and ward off chronic diseases like hypertension and diabetes. Every few years the trend-setters in exercise prescription, the American College of Sports Medicine and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, revise their physical activity [Continue Reading]

Training for the Chevron Houston Marathon? What You Need to Know About Shin Splints.

Runners training for the Chevron Houston Marathon as well as all athletes who run and jump in their respective sports, are susceptible to shin splints.  To get the scoop on shin splints and how to avoid them, we talked with Raj Shani, M.D., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and [Continue Reading]