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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

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

3615827902

Insurances accepted

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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.

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Sports Medicine

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153 Answers
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Back surgery: Recovery time could be 4-6 weeks or more depending on how extensive your surgery is. Every back is different, and your surgeon will determine whether... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Usually an NSAID: You should check with your primary physician before starting any medication (even over the counter), but usually an anti inflammatory medicine is help... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Aspiration: If the swelling is significant, the knee can be aspirated to remove excess fluid.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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No: Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa in your knee, which serves as a cushion for the joint. Water retention will typically not manifest in the joint... Read More
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How often: It depends on how frequently you experience symptoms. If its occasional, you might benefit from a corticosteroid injection. If its persistent, a sur... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Several: Age, weight, injury (like an acl tear), and unfortunately genetics.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Depends: As long as you're not increasing your abdominal pressure during the exercise to the point of worsening your pain.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
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None: There is no known cure for arthritis. However, use of anti-inflammatory medications can relieve the symptoms associated with it.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Lots of reasons: A workout routine is simply a collection of exercises grouped together to achieve a particular goal. That goal is the reason people do it, and it vari... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
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Quite a bit: The amount of change you'll notice depends your previous activity level, the frequency and intensity of your workouts, and your nutrition. 20 weeks i... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
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Very likely: Chest wall pain is likely due to a muscular component. Depending on the exact location, it could also be reflux, if there are associated symptoms rel... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Orthopedics: An orthopedist (operative or non-operative) can evaluate you for compartment syndrome, testing the compartment pressures in your lower extremities.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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Limited: Being pregnant, your options are limited. However, Acetaminophen is helpful in managing back pain.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Recovery: It helps more with your recovery from the workout.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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It can: Hair growth can be stimulated by androgens (like testosterone) which are increased by exercise.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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Not during: You should be eating foods high in carbohydrates prior to your workout to get the most benefit.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Not specifically: However, a chest routine that stimulates the pectoralis muscles will strengthen the muscles underneath and potentially decrease the fat in that region... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Number and weight: Repetition workouts consist of a high number of reps (>10) at low-to-moderate weight. Weight-lifting workouts consist of a lower number of reps (6-8)... Read More
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Recurrent swelling: It's unusual that you would have recurrent swelling in your knee without some sort of precipitating injury. You may have an old injury that is repeat... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Squats: The muscle you are trying to develop is the gluteus maximus. Exercises that will develop this muscle include squats, lunges and hip extensions.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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Use a patellar strap: This will allow you to perform exercises with somewhat decreased pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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NSAIDs: A common treatment is Ibuprofen which treats the inflammation that causes the pain.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Not much: You can't really speed up the rate of healing of a tissue, yet there are things that can delay healing, like excessive activity.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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MRI: An MRI is sensitive enough to show a bone contusion.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Not easy: 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 42-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If you are new to working out, it could simply be a function of fitness level. However, if not, you may consider having your physician evaluate you f... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Compound exercises: To get the most out of your workout, perform compound exercises that require the use of multiple muscle groups at once.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Not how many: It's not how many times a day, but how effective are your workouts. The key to losing weight is burning more calories than you're taking in. One wor... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Not necessarily: The bruise on your foot is not related to the healing of your stress fracture. The stress fracture can take several weeks to heal.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Knee pain: The cracking in your knee is not too alarming. However the pain when you climb stairs could be due to patellofemoral syndrome. Have a sports medicine... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
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What exercise?: It depends on what exercise was performed at the gym that precipitated this. If this doesn't resolve, you should see your primary physician for furth... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Carbs: You will want easily digestible energy for your test.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes: After a tough workout, your muscles will be depleted of ATP and will take time to recover. Your arm strength may be diminished during this short phas... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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Depends on your goal: If the goal of your exercise program is to lose weight, your caloric intake should be less than what you will burn as a result.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
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Wide array: That's a lot of varied symptoms. To get a better handle on this, you may need to see your physician for blood work and a review of any medications yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Possible: Your age would indicate that the likelihood is low, however there are those who have a propensity for early-onset arthritis. If your symptoms are lim... Read More
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Generic: Those are very generic symptoms, and you didn't specify how long they've been going on. This could range from the flu to anything else.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Rest: This is a group of muscles that are responsible for extending the back and maintaining posture. As such, it can take a bit longer than other muscle g... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Crunches: Crunches, in its various forms target the abdominal muscles. Core strengthening exercises, as a group, are also quite effective.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Varies by person: Generally, mild exercise would be considered exercise that increases your heart rate to about 50% of your maximum heart rate.
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A 54-year-old male asked:
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It shouldn't: Growth stunting occurs when the growth plates close prematurely. It's theorized that this can be caused by the effects of weight training on long bone... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Usually not fast: It depends on the athlete's fitness level, but generally it takes some time for the body's metabolism to slow down enough to begin putting on weight.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
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Possible anemia: Your fatigue could be due to anemia. You should consider getting blood work to evaluate this possibility with your physician.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Single-arm dumbbell curls for biceps, dumbbell kickbacks for triceps, and side lateral raises for shoulders.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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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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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Hydration: Adequate hydration, cool clothing, and lots of shade.
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Massage therapy: Massage therapy works well. In significant cases, trigger point injections work well.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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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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A 46-year-old member asked:
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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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A 35-year-old female asked:
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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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