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How an orthopedic doctor can help prevent injuries, not just treat them!

Many patients find that they want to push themselves physically in certain activities, including sports and weight lifting. Unfortunately, pushing past a certain point can be devastating for one’s body. It can cause an injury to the bones, muscles, or tendons that can cause permanent damage. This is why it is so important that patients […]


Conditions that can impact the shoulders

Dr. Mark Adickes of the Houston, Texas area is very familiar with conditions that can impact the shoulder area. He sees patients with injuries in the shoulder area and provides treatments to help patients get back into the game—and back into their lives! If you are concerned about a shoulder injury or condition that is […]


How to prevent overuse sports injuries

Living an active lifestyle is important for many reasons. Studies continue to show the benefits of exercise in one’s daily life. It can improve both physical and emotional health, and assist with weight management for children and adults. However, depending on how active a person is, overuse injuries may be a real concern. In most […]


How therapeutic hip injections can get you active again!

Patients struggling with osteoarthritis of the hip may find that this condition has significantly slowed them and impacted their quality of life. It may keep them from enjoying their favorite activities and be the cause of inflammation and pain. However, you don’t have to live with the pain or spend your days taking over-the-counter pain […]


What is shoulder impingement?

Dr. Mark Adickes and his team at Jock to Doc deal with patient on a regular basis who have a wide range of muscle and bone pain concerns. One problem that may occur is shoulder impingement. Patients who have shoulder impingement deal with shoulder pain caused by “pinching” of the bursa or tendons in the […]


Seven common causes of hip pain

Houston, TX area patients who are struggling with continued hip pain may be unsure as to what is causing this discomfort. Dr. Mark Adickes and his team at Jock to Doc work with patients in the community considering care for joint pain. Causes of hip pain This hip joint is the body’s largest ball-and-sock joint […]


How to avoid ACL injuries

Sports injuries are a common cause of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries in both men and women. ACL tears and injuries are often seen at Jock to Doc. In many instances, these injuries can be avoided with proper preventative techniques. How does an ACL tear occur? In most situations, ACL tears and injuries are not […]


Understanding Therapeutic Hip Injections

When Houston, TX area patients are struggling with hip pain caused by arthritis, they may feel as though hip arthroscopy or total hip replacements are their only hope for relief. Fortunately, at Jock to Doc, Dr. Mark Adickes offers an alternative solution to consider before surgical intervention: therapeutic hip injections. What are therapeutic hip injections? […]


Learn about therapeutic hip injections

If you are struggling with hip pain and are located in or around the area of Houston, TX, Dr. Mark Adickes and his team at Jock to Doc can help with therapeutic hip injections. These injections, often a steroid medication, can help ease pain and discomfort at the source. Why therapeutic hip injections? When patients […]


How platelet rich plasma is used in sports medicine

There are many ways for patients to recover from sports injuries, pain, and dysfunction. One method of treatment that is growing in popularity is the use of platelet-rich plasma for sports medicine. Dr. Mark Adickes of Jock to Doc offers this treatment for patients who can benefit from their own platelets.   What is platelet-rich […]


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