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.

Tips to Prevent Sports Injuries

Engaging in active sports can be exciting, fun, thrilling and adrenaline-generating for numerous athletes. In addition, participating actively in sports like football, volleyball, basketball, swimming, or rugby has a myriad of health benefits. Participating in active sports can result in strong bones, muscles, and tendons, strengthened immune systems, improved blood flow, reduced stress, better sleep […]

Causes of Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is generally any injury to your muscles/tendons or ligaments connecting your leg bones to the foot. Ligaments play a vital role in making leg movements possible. This type of sports injury is very common among active people. An ankle sprain can be overwhelmingly painful and unbearable for anyone. It can also cause […]

6 Most Common Sports Injuries

Engaging in daily sports activities such as rugby, tennis, football, hockey, cycling, skiing and snowboarding to name but a few can be so much fun. Nonetheless, active sportsmen/women are prone to different types of sports injuries. Here are the top 6 most common Sports Injuries Knee injuries Knee injuries are quite common with footballers, sprinters, dancers, swimmers, rugby […]

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 […]