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Orthopedic Surgeons Harrison AR

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 Harrison 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.

Charles Austin Ledbetter, MD
(870) 741-8289
224 W Erie Ave
Harrison, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1967
Hospital
Hospital: North Arkansas Med Ctr, Harrison, Ar; Carroll Reg Med Ctr, Berryville, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Orthopedic Assoc

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Joe E Bowers, DDS
(870) 741-5030
715 W Sherman Ave Ste C
Harrison, AR
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists
(870) 741-7443
724 N Spring St
Harrison, AR

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Don Richard Vowell, MD
(870) 741-8289
4901 Jerry Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1965
Hospital
Hospital: North Arkansas Med Ctr, Harrison, Ar
Group Practice: Ozark Orthopedic Assoc

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Kevin Curtis Mc Leod, MD
(870) 246-5097
2910 Cypress Rd
Arkadelphia, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tx Tech Univ Hlth Sci Ctr Sch Of Med, Lubbock Tx 79430
Graduation Year: 1983

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Tarik Sidani
(870) 741-8289
224 W Erie Ave
Harrison, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Dr.Tarik Sidani
(870) 741-8289
224 W Erie Ave
Harrison, AR
Gender
M
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Charles Dwayne Daniels, MD
(870) 862-1144
704 W Grove St Ste 5
El Dorado, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: Medical Center Of Southern Ark, El Dorado, Ar
Group Practice: South Arkansas Orthopedics

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Richard Parker Evans, MD
(501) 686-7813
4301 W Markham Slot 531
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Rose Med Ctr, Denver, Co; P/S L St Lukes Hosp, Denver, Co
Group Practice: Cherry Creek Orthopedic Surg

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David L Gilliam
(501) 604-6900
10301 Kanis Rd
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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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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