David G. Vanderweide, MD
My name is Dr. David Vanderweide. I am an Orthopedic Surgeon practicing in Webster, TX 77598.
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David G. Vanderweide, MD
David Vanderweide grew up in Houston, Texas and attended Texas A&M University where he graduated with High Honors with a bachelor of science in Biology. He obtained his Doctorate of Medicine with Honors and then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine at the Texas Medical Center in Houston.
He has been in the private practice of orthopedic surgery in the League City/Clear Lake/Friendswood/Pearland/Webster area since 1993. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (1995, 2005, 2015). He loves music, photography, fishing (fly preferred), hunting (dove preferred) and traveling. Anything he can do with his wife is better. He is crazy about his kids (or, his kids made him crazy) - especially since they're all grown up.
He is active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors of Lighthouse Christian Ministries and is an Elder at Clear Creek Community Church. He is the Chief of Staff at Houston Physicians' Hospital in Webster, Texas.
David G. Vanderweide MD, PA
Address333 N Texas Ave
Webster, TX 77598
Areas We Service:Alvin, TX, Pearland, TX, Fresno, TX, Bacliff, TX, Dickinson, TX, Friendswood, TX, Hitchcock, TX, League City, TX, Santa Fe, TX, Houston, TX, La Porte, TX, Pasadena, TX, Seabrook, TX, Clear Lake City, TX
Achilles Tendinitis may be the Cause of Your Running Pain
Achilles Tendinitis is an inflammatory response of the Achilles tendon, caused from repeated running, jumping and general overuse, this may be the painful, burning sensation in the area below your calf muscle that's to blame for turning your morning run into a dreaded chore.
Ankle Pain Can Be the Result of Injury or Disease
Ankle pain can be an injury to the ankle bones, or it may involve ligaments, tendons or disease. An injury like a sprain can be mild and result in the body healing itself over the course of a few days. However, a sprain can be more severe and require surgery.
Rheumatoid and Other Forms
Arthritis is a condition where a joint or several joints become inflamed and painful. There are over 100 different types of arthritis. The most common of these are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Fight Back Against Pain
Back pain can occur in a number of ways. It can be dull or sharp, local or spread over a large muscle group. Back pain can be experienced as muscle spasms or numbness in the leg that extends below the knee.
Bicep Tendon Tear Repair
When the Tendons Attaching Your Bicep to Your Shoulder Split
A biceps rupture refers to when the tendons which attach your bicep muscles to the bones of your shoulder and elbow become torn as the result of injury or overuse, leading to the loss of strength in your arm. Rehabilitation includes strengthening exercises and physical therapy, as well as surgical mediations in severe cases.
Dealing with Fractures and Pain
There are 206 bones in an adult's body, all of which can be injured. The symptoms can be severe or mild depending on the size of the break and the area it occurred. Regardless of the intensity of your pain, if you think that you have broken a bone, get help immediately.
Treatment of Bulging Disc
A disc provides a layer of cushion between the bones (vertebrae) of the back. Discs are also responsible for absorbing shock and vibration. The outside of a disc is made from firm cartilage and the center is softer and more sponge-like. Bulging discs occur when the disc begins to lose strength and pressure and the spine forces the disc to expand beyond its normal boundaries and into the spinal canal.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Get Back to Your Daily Life
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a disorder of the wrist and hand caused by pressure on the median nerve in the carpal tunnel of the hand. This syndrome causes a variety of symptoms including numbness, weakness and pain. Treating this condition correctly can eliminate the pain and help prevent further injury.
Defining cartilage tears and the options for torn cartilage repairs.
Cartilage tears occur at your bodily joints, most frequently the knees, hips, and shoulders. These can be caused by sports injuries, overuse, or due to the brittle cartilage from the normal aging process. Solutions range from physical therapy to arthroscopic surgery, or autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) for knee cartilage repair.
Treatment of Bursitis, Tendonitis, and Arthritis
Cortisone injections, sometimes called cortisone shots, are a common treatment for pain relief and inflammation reduction. While they can be used in nearly any part of the body, cortisone injections are most commonly associated with the joints. Cortisone shots are considered a less-invasive pain treatment, as there is no surgery or incisions involved.
Dislocated Knee & Patellar Dislocation
When Bones Shift Irregularly and Ligaments Tear, Pain Follows
Knee dislocations occur when the bones that form your knee become displaced. The bones of your leg (tibia and fibula) move in relation to the bone in your thigh (femur), causing the ligaments that hold your knee in place to tear. A dislocated knee should be treated promptly to prevent long-term damage.
Fracture Care for Adults
From Minor Breaks to Major Pain
A broken bone (fracture) can happen at any time in your life, and it typically results from some form of trauma. It can occur from a sports injury or car accident, but it most typically happens when you fall down. A fractured bone should be treated as soon as possible to ensure it heals properly.
Gluteus Medius Tear
Pain and Tenderness to the Hip Could Indicate a Gluteus Medius Tear
The gluteus medius muscle is used every day for movement in the hip area. When the gluteus medius tears, it can create considerable pain and discomfort. While there is generally no direct cause that correlates to the tear, the speed at which a tear is identified will impact the length of the healing process.
Stay In The Game. Prevent Or Repair A Hamstring Injury.
A hamstring injury - a pull or strain - occurs when one or more of the muscles in your hamstring - the muscles running along the back of your thigh - are overloaded and consequently begin to tear. While painful, hamstring injuries can be recovered from fully if proper mediation tactics are taken.
Slipped Discs, Bulging Discs & How They're Treated
A herniated disc, often called a slipped disc, is a painful condition that many people suffer from. The spine is made up of many vertebrae, each of which is cushioned by semi-solid discs. When one of these disks ruptures, shifts or becomes worn, it can lead to a herniated disc.
Pain and Discomfort to the Ball-and-Socket Hip Joint
Hip impingement is a condition where the femoral head and acetabulum socket in your hip cease to fit together properly. This can happen for a variety of reasons and understanding what causes it, as well as how to identify an impingement, can help you in seeking proper treatment and reducing pain.
Intra-articular Hip Injections
Steroid, PRP, or Stem Cell Injections May Relieve Hip Pain
Intra-articulate hip injections can offer relief from chronic pain caused by conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis. Corticosteroids, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), and stem cell injections offer unique benefits without the risk and cost of invasive surgical procedures.
Long-Term Relief for Joint Pain and Knee Pain
Chronic joint pain makes any task difficult. Whether you're suffering from knee pain, elbow pain, shoulder pain or even ankle pain it can sometimes seem as though there's no end in sight. Joint pain treatment does exist, however. Joint aspiration, also known as arthrocentesis, is a medically proven way to uncover the root cause of joint pain.
Knees, Elbows, Hands and Tension
Living with joint pain can hurt, but it doesn't have to be hard. Your joints are crucial to comfortable movement and everyday life. Symptoms of joint pain include inflammation, soreness, discomfort, and reduced range of movement.
Joint Replacement Surgery
The Many Methods of Arthroplasty
Whether it's in the hands, knees, hips or wrists, many people suffer from joint pain. Acute, or minor, joint pain is typically treated with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes. But in the case of chronic joint pain or joint dislocation, surgery may be needed.
Knee Ligament Injury
Restore Knee Function and Relieve Pain
There are four ligaments around the knee joint: the medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). Ligaments in the knee joint help stabilize and support the knee as it moves into different positions.
Knee Pain Treatment
Knee pain often results from overuse, injury or medical conditions.
Knee pain is a common condition that often results from overuse, injury or medical conditions such as arthritis. Due excessive use, the knees are more vulnerable to injuries and other medical conditions. Depending on the cause, knee pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as inflammation, swelling and stiffness.
Knee Replacement Surgery
Turn Back the Clock with Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, is a common orthopedic procedure that is used to smooth and replace the damaged or worn tissues in the knee. There are two types of knee replacement procedures: total and partial. Both procedures have high success rates.
Lower Back Pain
Treatments, Causes and Risks
The lower back is defined as the area that begins below the ribs and ends just above the legs. Pain can occur in this region in a number of ways. It can be dull or sharp, local or spread over a large muscle group. Lower back pain can be experienced as muscle spasms or numbness in the leg that extends below the knee.
Meniscus Tears are Common and Treatable
Menisci act as shock absorbers and they stabilize the knees by distributing a person's body weight evenly. Meniscus tear treatment depends on several factors, including the type of tear, the patient's activity level and the severity of the symptoms. A tear can be treated surgically and non-surgically.
Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention
Neck pain can be local, or in the case of a compressed nerve caused by a herniated disc or bone spurs, the sensation can shoot down your arm resulting in a loss of strength or even numbness.
Non-Surgical Treatment of Back Pain
Alternative Care for Chronic Pain
Back pain can arise as a number of symptoms. You may experience it as a dull aching pain in a large group of muscles, or a sharp shooting pain emanating from an exact location. Sometimes the pain extends through the leg. It can limit your range of motion or even affect the correctness of your posture.
Orthopedic Medicine & Surgery
Helping your Bones and Joints
All injuries to the bones, joints and musculoskeletal system as a whole are treated with orthopedic medicine. Also spelled orthopaedic medicine, this branch of healthcare is used to treat adults, children and also is incredibly relevant to the world of sports medicine.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
From professional to amateur to recreational, all levels of athletes deal with injury. So common are sports injuries that a special division of orthopedic medicine, called orthopedic sports medicine exists.
Protect Your Aging Joints from the Perils of Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common type of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage on the ends of your bones degrades over time. Osteoarthritis pain results from excessive strain on your bones due to overuse. Preventing OA from taking effect, or managing your symptoms if you already have it, can be accomplished with the help of your healthcare provider.
Partial Robot Knee Surgery (Makoplasty)
Techonogy and Medicine
With the robotic arm assistance of MAKOplasty, the accuracy of knee surgery is vastly improved, leading to quicker recovery times, and a virtual disappearance of pain.
Patellar Instability, Subluxation and Dislocation
Understanding Patellar Instability, Subluxation and Dislocation
Patellar instability, subluxation and dislocation are conditions caused by sudden twists or turns, trauma to the knee, or abnormal structure or development. Depending on the nature of the damage, it can be treated surgically with a patella realignment or with less-invasive means like physical therapy, braces or casts.
Patellar Tendinitis Treatment
Knee Pain from Extended Sports Training Could Indicate Jumper's Knee
When problems arise with the structural alignment of the knees--whether it be from strain, irritation or injury--loss of mobility may ensue. A common cause of knee problems is patellar tendinitis (also known as "jumper's knee"), which refers to pain, weakness and swelling of the tendon connecting your kneecap to your shinbone.
Treat PCL Tears and Relieve Pain
A posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear is a relatively common knee injury that most commonly occurs from trauma to the knee while it is bent. While injuries range from mild to severe, effective non-surgical and surgical treatment are available to relieve the pain and instability.
Preventing and Treating Broken Bones
A severe bone break will have visibly apparent symptoms such as a deformity, or even a bone protruding from the skin. In these cases, an immediate trip to the emergency room is necessary. For some smaller fractures the signs may not be as evident.
Targeted Rehabilitation for Injuries, Disabilities & More
Physical therapy is a branch of healthcare devoted to helping patients maintain or restore regular motion and body function. Physical therapy is generally practiced by physical therapists although some doctors provide PT services as well.
Learn about the Pain, Tingling and Burning of Pinched Nerves
A pinched nerve (compressed nerve) is a painful experience, regardless of the cause, playing a sport, injury, or sleeping in a weird position, it can be a pain in the ass... literally. Pain and other symptoms are a result of bone or connective tissue placing too much pressure on a nerve.
Post-Traumatic Arthritis Treatment
When Your Injury Has Lasting Effects
Joint degradation associated with previous physical trauma (such as from an automobile accident or sports injury) is caused by post-traumatic arthritis. Accounting for approximately 15% of all cases of osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis is quite common and can affect any joint, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle.
Nerve Pain Treatment
The sciatica nerve begins in the lower spine, and extends down into the back of each leg. Some of its motor functions include moving the muscles behind your knees and in your lower legs. Sciatica symptoms can show up in a number of ways. Sufferers may experience pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling.
Get Back on Track, End Your Shin Pain Today
Shin splints (tibial stress syndrome, or MTSS) occur when repetitive stress is applied to the shinbone and the connective tissue that attach your muscles to the bone. Though they are as common as they are painful, shin splints can be strategically avoided, for instance, by alternating your workout routine or buying shoes that offer enough padding and arch support.
Shoulder Cuff Tears
Torn Rotator Cuffs and You
The labrum and the rotator cuff are the two likeliest places where a shoulder tear will occur. If you've hurt your shoulder, there's a possibility that there might be a tear. That's why it's extremely important to see a doctor when an injury occurs.
Shoulder Instability, Subluxation and Dislocation
Understanding Shoulder Instability, Subluxation and Dislocation
Shoulder Instability is a condition where the shoulder subluxates or dislocates repeatedly. The initial subluxation/dislocation can be caused by overuse or sudden injury. Depending on the nature of the damage, it can be treated with traditional means like physical therapy, braces or slings. Chronic shoulder instability, however, may require surgery.
Shoulder Labral Tear Surgery
Restore the Soft Tissue of Your Shoulder's Labrum
Shoulder labral tear surgery is a restorative treatment that deals primarily with the soft tissue of your shoulder's labrum. The ligaments and tendons that are attached to your labrum can become impacted if your labrum has become stretched or torn in an injury.
Treatment to Alleviate Your Shoulder Discomfort
The treatment of shoulder pain depends entirely on the cause of the problem. If you are unsure of your diagnosis or the severity of your condition, you should seek medical advice before beginning any treatment. Your doctor can give you more detailed information about your shoulder pain.
Sports Injury Clinic
Sports-related foot injuries are treatable with podiatric care.
Sports-related foot injuries can happen to anyone - regardless of age or the level of activity. Injuries range from mildly annoying to more serious conditions that may require physical therapy or surgery. Podiatric care is a vital part in getting athletes back into competition as soon and as safely as possible.
Relieve Chronic Elbow Pain and Joint Aches
Tennis elbow (also called lateral epicondylitis) is an overuse injury of the tendons on the outside of the elbow often caused by repetitive motion such as from tennis or other activities. Tennis elbow is managed with a variety of different options including conservative therapies or surgical treatment depending on your specific case.
Chronic Finger Pain & Hand Pain
Trigger finger causes an abnormal tightening or curling of the fingers of the hand. The condition is caused by irritation of the tendons that reach from the forearm through the wrist and into tiny tunnels of the finger. Trigger finger can be treated with a variety of options based on your specific needs.
Repairing this Crucial Joint
Wrist fractures are the most common fractures in individuals under the age of 65. A fractured wrist generally happens as the result of some form of trauma. If you believe you have broken your wrist, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
X-Ray Imaging and Radiology
X-rays are a quick and painless way to take a picture of the structures inside the human body. Medical imaging has led to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of numerous medical conditions in children and adults.