Dr. Kevin Crawford, Orthopedic Surgeon at Lubbock Sports Medicine

Award-winning Orthopedic Surgeon in Lubbock Texas, specializing in non-invasive sports medicine, including ACL Reconstruction & Shoulder Surgery.

Maintaining Health & Wellness for Athletes

Maintaining proper health and wellness when you are a premier athlete might seem logical to attain. It certainly would be if you are concerned about finding a balance between rest, stress and recovery. For optimal athletic performance, these three aspects must be in balance. While it may be easy to adapt to a routine to achieve this […]

The Main Players in Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine involves several medical professionals. The main focus of sports medicine is to assist athletes perform at their optimal level in sports, avoid injury and facilitate quick recovery. Over the course of the last several years, owing to the fact that more people are taking up exercises as part of their lifestyle, this area of medical […]

Getting ready for Orthopedic Surgery

No one wants to get hurt and especially in the joints because it will not only limit how much you move, but also increase the pain associated with moving. Even with proper personal care and precaution, injury or illness that requires orthopedic surgery may arise. As with other parts of the body, orthopedics surgery is […]

Reduce Pain with Physical Therapy

Dealing with pain in sports medicine through physical therapy.   It has always been said that “no pain no gain” as a way of encouraging others to push on no matter what.  Yet, sometimes the pain exceeds our limits. In sports, chronic pain and pain from sports injuries are common. Many players seek orthopedic care to assess the […]

Being the Best Athletic Trainer

Athletic Trainer Skill Sets Among the many factors behind the success of any high level athlete is an Athletic Trainer (AT). Even though not all iconic sportspersons may have an athletic trainer, they are a critical and proven benefit to one’s career. Athletic training entails several aspects besides simply helping in physical training and injury repair. […]

Types of Bone Fractures

Types of Bone Fractures – Orthopedics, Lubbock TX Types of bone fractures can be many, but here are the main classifications.  If you’ve ever had a broken bone, chances are that you know exactly which one you had – the one that hurt 🙂 The Basics of a bone fracture (medical term for Broken Bone): […]

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

Frozen Shoulder Syndrome:  What is it? Has your shoulder suddenly lost movement?  Is it painful or stiff? You may have “Frozen Shoulder Syndrome”, also known as adhesive capsulitis. Affecting up to 5% of the population, this is a fairly common ailment.  It can often occur after an injury, overuse, or even after a disease such as […]

Dr. Kevin Crawford Named 2016 KCBD Best of the West

  2016 Best of the West – Orthopedic Surgeons For the sixth consecutive year (7th in 8 years), Dr. Kevin Crawford has been named the KCBD News Channel 11’s Best of the West Orthopedic Surgeon. Voted by the community at large, Dr. Crawford was but one of many orthopedic surgeons to be nominated.  Garnering the […]

Is Exercise good for Brain Health

Is exercise good for Brain Health? Absolutely! Aside from keeping your body fit, physical exercise can benefit brain health in many ways. That’s a win-win! We hit the gym a few times a week, run, or partake in physical activities to keep our bodies’ fit.  We also continue learning new tasks, enjoy crossword puzzles, or take […]

What is Orthopedics?

What is Orthopedics? “or·tho·pe·dics ˌôrTHəˈpēdiks/ noun:  1. The branch of medicine dealing with the correction or deformities of bones or muscles.”   During some time in their life, most people will visit an orthopedic specialist or surgeon.  Some, such as scholastic or professional athletes, will tend to visit an Orthopedist much more often than the rest.  Our […]