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Preventing Pickleball Injuries

Sonny Hodge, MD Pickleball was once regarded as a “game for gramps” but is now the fastest growing sport in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. If you’ve ever experienced the rush of a good volley standing near the “kitchen”, then you can understand...

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Ankle Sprains – From Just Sore to Surgery

Fairhope High School’s remarkable Riley Leonard made Duke football must-see TV this fall. But the pride of the Pirates had us on the edge of our seats not just for his QB exploits but what we all could see as a gruesome ankle injury in the last seconds of a...

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Safely!

Joey Carter, MD Fall means a consistent (at last) break from the heat, and new outdoor pursuits that bring family and friends together for much more than just football tailgates. For many of us in South Alabama that means the great outdoors, with traditions from...

Gulf Ortho Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic

Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic Makes Season Return

Friday Night Lights can lead to Saturday morning woes. Gulf Orthopaedic’s Sports Injury Clinic returns to sort things out when aches and pains can’t wait until Monday morning. The Gulf Ortho sports medicine team will see patients from 8am to 10am on Saturday...

Dr. Sonny Hodge - Gulf Orthopaedic

Welcome Gary “Sonny” Hodge, II, M.D.

Join us in welcoming to the team Gulf Orthopaedics newest sports medicine physician, Gary "Sonny" Hodge, II, M.D.Dr. Hodge joins Gulf Orthopaedics following the completion of a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at the Andrews Sports Medicine and...

Back Packs

Avoiding Back to School Backpack Woes

The end of summer brings the excitement of a new school year, a busier schedule (especially for parents), and unfortunately a few potential aches and pains. Not just from a jump back into athletics, but heavy back-to-school backpacks.

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