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Orthopedic Surgeons Dade City FL

Orthopedic surgeons use surgical and non-surgical methods to treat musculoskeletal trauma, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders. See below to find local orthopedic surgeons in Dade City that give access to treatment for knee arthroscopy, and lumbar spinal fusion, as well as advice and content on pediatric orthopedics and surgical sports medicine.

Ben L Chiang
(352) 567-1367
13020 Fort King Rd
Dade City, FL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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James M Wallquist, MD
(561) 998-3796
12945 Grand Traverse Dr
Dade City, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Randolph Arthur Knight, MD
(813) 782-5543
38022 Medical Center Ave
Zephyrhills, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350
Graduation Year: 1979
Hospital
Hospital: East Pasco Med Ctr, Zephyrhills, Fl

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Alan Marc Lazar, MD
(954) 476-9494
350 North West 84th Avenue South
Crystal Springs, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Westside Reg Med Ctr, Plantation, Fl; University Pavilion Hospital, Tamarac, Fl
Group Practice: Park Place Therapeutic Ctr

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Gerald Warren Springstead, DDS
(352) 796-9911
650 W Jefferson St
Brooksville, FL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Ben Lee Chiang, MD
(352) 567-1367
13020 Fort King Rd
Dade City, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1972

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Satnam S Bedi, DMD
(813) 780-1403
6153 Fort King Rd
Zephyrhills, FL
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Randolph A Knight
(813) 782-5543
38022 Medical Center Ave
Zephyrhills, FL
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Richard W Springstead, MD
(352) 796-0324
33 Ponce de Leon Blvd
Brooksville, FL
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322
Graduation Year: 1968

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Robert A Benninger, MD FACS
23153 Good Shepherds Way
Brooksville, FL
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(buffalo)
Graduation Year: 1950

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Leg, Knee, and Hip Pain

 



Knee and hip pain are the most common cycling injuries. The most common cause of knee (and hip pain) in cyclists is iliotibial band (IT band) syndrome. The IT band is a thick fibrous band of tissue, which runs on the outside of the leg from the hip to the knee. Pain is caused when the band becomes tight and rubs over the bony prominences of the hip (greater trochanter) and/or the knee (lateral epicondyle). Tight inflexible lower extremity muscles may worsen the condition.

As injury is generaly a problem of overuse, it is often seen in the cyclist just beginning a training program or early in the training season when the temptation is to do too much too fast. In order to minimize knee and hip pain in the early season, take it easy for the first few weeks - pedal with low resistance and keep that cadence up to at least 80-90 rpm allowing your body to adjust again to road riding. (Likewise with any change that leads to a slightly new bike position.) Minimize hard riding or hill work for the first few weeks. Add in a stretching program for your lower extremities, especially for the gluteus and IT band to help transition you into your riding season.

The most common causes are:

  • Faulty saddle height or position
  • Crank too long - especially if you have chondromalacia
  • Pushing excessively high gears (slow cadence in cold weather)
  • Too much leg work in the gym
  • Cleat alignment
  • Individual cyclist anatomy

And finally don't forget about the low back as playing a role in leg pain - especially the back of the leg and hamstrings. All leg pain is not from problems "where it hurts".

Q. I have a question about lower back and leg pain that I sometimes experience while riding. Sometimes when I am riding my legs will become so racked with pain that I can no longer pedal. I know I have lower back issues from years of heavy Olymic style weightlifting, but this is ridiculous. Sometimes I cannot climb even the smallest hills without stiffness and pain so bad that I almost black out. Any ideas? SG

A. A lot of leg pain is really back pain. So if you have a history of low back problems from the past, I'd start with a good massage therapist that deals with sports injuries combined with a program of back stretches.

Knee Pain

Knee Pain Location

One way to classify knee pain (and identify possible solutions) is to look at the location of the pain.

  • Anterior (see chondromalacia below)
    • Reasons
      • patellar tendonitis
      • patellofemoral syndrome
    • Causes
      • pushing BIG gears - cadence too low
      • saddle too low or too far forward
      • foot too far forward on the pedal
      • crank arms too long
      • leg length discrepancy with seat set for shorter leg
    • Possible solutions
      • ride at 75 rpm or higher
      • raise seat (in small increments of less than 5mm) or move seat back
      • move cleat forward 1 to 2 mm
      • shorten crank arms by 2.5 cm
      • set seat for longer, not shorter, leg with correction for the shorter leg
  • Posterior
    • Reasons
      • hamstri...

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