Dr. Ayo Adu

Sports Medicine
VICTORIA, TX
16 years experience male

Locations

Adu Sports Medicine Clinic

VICTORIA, TX

Address

9410 NE Zac Lentz Pkwy, Suite 200, VICTORIA, TX, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

3615827902

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

Cigna

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CENTENE Corp

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Medicaid

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About

Bio

I am a board-certified primary care sports medicine specialist with expertise in sports injuries, musculoskeletal problems, and sports chiropractic care. I have training in sports concussion management and procedures including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, and fluoroscopically-guided joint injections. I completed my Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Tulsa, Olahoma, where I also completed my Family Medicine Internship and Residency training. I was named Intern of the Year and subsequently served as Chief Resident. I received my medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine, my chiropractic degree from Parker College of Chiropractic, and my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto.

Specialties
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Sports Medicine

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Resume slowly: The key is start slowly and increase your exercise amount and intensity progressively.
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Massage therapy: Massage therapy works well. In significant cases, trigger point injections work well.
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Extension: The triceps are responsible for extension of the arm at the elbow.
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Squats: The muscles you want to target are the gluteus muscles. Squats and leg presses are effective.
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Not enough info: One possibility could be intermittent claudication which is caused decreased blood flow to your extremities. This is something that would be require a... Read More
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Shoulder impingement: Does this pain radiate from your shoulder to your forearm? It sounds like you may have shoulder impingement, but you should be evaluated by an orthop... Read More
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NSAIDs: Nsaids will help with the patellofemoral pain. Another option is a corticosteroid injection into the knee. Many patients report an improvement in sy... Read More
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Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. ... Read More
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Yes: However, trazodone can cause dizzyness, lightheadedness and fainting. Exercise may make these symptoms worse, so you should use caution, and notify y... Read More
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Scoliosis: A possible reason for a hump that is visible when bending over is scoliosis. A full spine x-ray would better identify this condition.
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Stiffness: Seems like you may have some stiffness and muscle spasms from the position you were sleeping in. Stretching and strengthening of the lower back will ... Read More
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ESI: An epidural steroid injection can be helpful in alleviating the radicular pain associated with a herniated disc.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
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Calories: To lose weight, you need to create a caloric deficit. Count how many calories you're burning with the amount of exercise you're doing, compared to the... Read More
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Depends: The first thing to determine is whether this fracture requires surgical correction. If it doesn't, then the bone will heal on its own, and pt will be... Read More
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Arthroscopic: This procedure is typically done for a torn or damaged meniscus. Commonly, the meniscus is trimmed, however the surgeon may determine that removal is... Read More
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Common: Megalis is another brand name for cialis. Listed common reactions include back pain, myalgia (muscle pain) and flushing. You should notify your phys... Read More
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You can: Many chest exercises incorporate the triceps as well, so it's convenient to work both on the same day. The benefit of alternating is to give your (lar... Read More
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In a diabetic: After intense exercise, glucose is depleted from the body and is slowly replenished. In diabetics, the risk of this post-exercise hypoglycemia in inc... Read More
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Not prevent: But there is the possibility of prematurely closing the growth plates with weight training.
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Calf raises: These should be performed in both sitting and standing positions.
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Wide range: There is no true average as this is a function of fitness. However, some professions that have fitness requirements state that a male should be able ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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It's a muscle strain: A pulled hamstring is a strain of the hamstring muscle. This usually occurs when an eccentric load is placed on the muscle causing an excessive stret... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
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Possible infection: The location of your pain could signify a kidney infection. You would need to be evaluated by your physician to be certain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Fun: It's a fun way to exercise, however it that alone may not be sufficient to serve as you primary means of exercise.
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Yes: Speed is a function of power generated in the lower body. However, when performing lower body weight training, you should be training specifically fo... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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Hard to tell: The degree of trauma you describe is usually not associated with concussions. However, if you've had a history of concussions in the past, minor trau... Read More
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Not without Rx: While you may indeed have a uti, taking a medication that requires a prescription should not be done without physician oversight. There may be reason... Read More
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You won't: In order to look like a female bodybuilder, you would need to take Anabolic steroids to increase your testosterone level. Otherwise, any sensible work... Read More
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Yes: Some of the more effective exercises for the abs are crunches and planks, which do not require any gym equipment.
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Depends on your goal: The work out routine you choose should depend on what your goal is, not gender. Routines that appear to be designed for women are those that emphasiz... Read More
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Biceps & Triceps: You should work both to fully develop your arms. For biceps, perform barbell curls, hammer curls, and dumbbell curls. For triceps, perform triceps ex... Read More
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Compound exercises: The best exercises tend to be compound exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). These target multiple muscle groups yielding the greatest musc... Read More
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Pneumothorax: It's not so much explode, it's more like collapse.
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Yes: Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) is an inhaled steroid as opposed to a systemic steroid. As such, its effects should be limited to the lungs, an... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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It can: However, depending on your prior fitness level, increasing your activity frequency will greatly improve its effects.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Not necessarily: Increasing your protein intake will not directly lead to weight loss, but may cause you to feel full sooner, leading to you eating less overall.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
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Heat: A muscle strain is generally helped with a heating pad.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
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Not usually: Growing pains tend to be in muscles as opposed to joints, however the muscle pain in the back of the thigh could transmit to the back of the knee.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
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Not related: The itchiness in your knuckle is unrelated to the healing of your sprained joint.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Lots of factors: Calories burned during exercise is influenced by body weight, workout intensity, conditioning level and metabolism. Basketball for 30 minutes might b... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Depends on severity: The common ligament in the thumb that gets injured is the ulnar collateral ligament (commonly referred to as skier's thumb). If the tear is partial, ... Read More
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Yes: Once you are cleared by your surgeon, you may begin an exercise regimen that works your abdominal region.
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Lower body exercises: Getting out of a chair and standing alone require various muscle groups in the lower body. These are primarily the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteus... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
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Or your ACL!: If it's giving out when you walk, the concern for a ligametous injury (acl, pcl, mcl) is high. A visit to your physician is suggested. The evaluation... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Hard to say: This could be coming from the back of your neck. The cervical muscles attach to the base of your skull so this may be the source of the spasms.
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Ear canal laceration: Bleeding from the ears can be either external (from the outer canal) or internal (behind the ear drum). With a concussion, the blow to the head can c... Read More
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Yes: You should work out with weights, however, the amount of weight you use will depend on your fitness level, and your capacity to exercise. If you're u... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It's a safe but can be hard on beginners with low endurance.
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Yes: The inflammatory process is not permanent, and the tissue will heal over time.
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Blood flow: If the pain is in both legs, it's less likely an injury, and it could be alteration of blood flow. Decreased blood flow in the lower legs can lead to... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Adu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Adu is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Oct 28, 2016
Brilliant Doctor! I am married to a wonderful man. Tameka Adu
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you very much. I really need some answers to my back issues. It's so hard for me to accept the fact that my doctors and Nuro doc's only say, I need surgery. Ple...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Pls mention the name of foods that are include d carbohydrate
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sir thanks. can u plz give sum brief on the daily intake which can help me to maintain a proper diet

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ross University School of Medicine, Dominican Republic
Graduated 2007MD

Awards

2009 Joseph Salamy M.D. Intern of the Year
Founding Rx Editor, First Place, National - Winter
2015
HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Medical Society of Sports Medicine
American College of Sports Medicine

Publications

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