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Orthopedic Surgeons Poplar Bluff MO

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 Poplar Bluff 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.

Joseph K Lester, MD
686 Lester St
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1952

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Thomas Satterly
(573) 686-3937
2210 Barron Rd
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Tearl J Tillery, DDS
(573) 785-1122
Sycamore Plaza 916 Ida St
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Patrick J Lecorps
(573) 785-5599
2346 Katy Ln
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Steven Craig Winters, MD
(573) 686-4133
2210 Barron Rd Ste 123
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch, Newark Nj 07103
Graduation Year: 1987

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Patrick Lecorps, MD
(580) 323-0718
2346 Katy Ln
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ D'Etat D'Haiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
Graduation Year: 1974

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Dr.Patrick Lecorps
(573) 785-5599
2346 Katy Lane
Poplar Bluff, MO
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ DEtat DHaiti, Esc De Med Et De Pharmacie, Port-Au-Prince
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Orthopedic Surgeon
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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John Nelson Fox, DDS
(573) 785-1466
1300 N Westwood Blvd Ste B
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialties
Orthodontics/Dentofacial Orthopedics

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Eugene Hansbrough
(573) 778-7201
686 Lester St
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

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Sangwill L Gernstetter, MD
(573) 785-2243
PO Box 337 1302 Lurlyn
Poplar Bluff, MO
Specialties
Orthopedics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1943
Hospital
Hospital: Three Rivers Hlthcare-Express, Poplar Bluff, Mo

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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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