The Bone and Joint Clinic of Shreveport
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dr. bundrick and dr. burt


Don H Burt, M.D.

Don H Burt, MD is a graduate of Tulane University Medical School, completing his residency in orthopedic surgery at Confederate Memorial Medical Center in Shreveport.

He has completed postgraduate training with the American College of Orthopedic and Neurological Surgeons, in addition to coursework in electromyography at New York University. Dr. Burt is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.

William S Bundrick, MD

William S Bundrick, MD is a native of Shreveport who went on to become a three-time letterman at Louisiana Tech University. He completed his medical training at LSU School of Medicine in 1964, and joined Dr. D.F. Overdyke at the Bone & Joint Clinic in 1969.

Through the years, Dr. Bundrick has served as team physician for Louisiana Tech, the Shreveport Captains, and many area high school athletic departments. He is a member of the Herodicus Sports Medicine Society, an elite group composed of sports medicine physicians in the U.S., Europe, and Canada, and is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Bundrick also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northwest Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has the unique honor of serving on the Board of Trustees for the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL, where the field of athletic medicine continues to be pioneered today.


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Health Tips

our staffPrevention
Injuries often occur when you try to do too much, too fast, and too frequently. You can reduce your risk of injury by managing the intensity, duration, frequency, and type of activities you perform. While many athletic injuries are unavoidable, there are some ways to prevent most injuries.

  • Strength exercise builds up muscles, which help brace and support bones and joints.
  • All-over conditioning exercises build all your muscles. This helps prevent injuries caused by improper muscle balance.
  • Stretching exercises increase the range of movement of joints, and improve flexibility.
  • Warm up for at least ten minutes before exercising or playing sports to increase muscle temperature, which aids joint mobility.
  • Replace athletic shoes every 500 miles to prevent injury caused by worn soles or padding.
  • Alternate hard and easy workouts on succeeding days to give your body time to recover.
  • Cross train to work different muscle groups and prevent muscle imbalance.
  • Build intensity gradually so your body can adjust to changing demand.
  • Be alert to signs of injury and get treatment immediately to prevent further damage.
  • Get a checkup to prevent further damage.
  • Get a checkup from your doctor before starting any new activity on a regular basis. He or she can help you identify body structure or biomechanical problems that could lead to injury.

our staffTreatment
Even if you follow all the advice, you could still get hurt. If you are, mild to moderate injuries characterized by swelling, discoloration or some tenderness can usually be self-treated with RICE:  rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

Rest - If pain is present at the beginning of and during activity, stop the activity completely. If pain is present at the beginning of an activity, but lessens and does not return until a few hours later, reduce the activity. Use other aerobic activities to maintain cardiovascular fitness.

Ice - As soon after the injury as possible, apply ice wrapped in cloth or plastic to help stop internal bleeding and reduce swelling. Apply for 30 minutes, then remove for two hours. Repeat three to five times daily. Change to heat only after the tissue bleeding stops - usually 72 hours after a sprain or strain. Heat should be applied 20 to 30 minutes three times daily.

Compression - Apply slight pressure with an elastic bandage or cloth to reduce bleeding, restrict motion, and prevent fluid buildup.

Elevation - Raise the injured part above the level of your heart, using pillows for support, to drain excess fluid away from the injury.

dr. bundrick and patientWhen to See a Doctor
Muscles soreness is a normal sensation associated with a new activity and usually shows up in 24 to 48 hours, then diminishes. Any other new pain or strange sensation should be taken seriously. See a doctor under any of the following conditions:

  • If you hear a pop, crack, or tear.
  • For pain that persists more than 10 days.
  • If you experience immediate pain or swelling or can't use the injured part.
  • If you feel severe pressure that doesn't stop in 30 to 40 minutes.
  • If you notice a deformity.
  • For back pain that radiates down the legs.
  • When you have knee pain accompanied by fluid buildup.
  • If you notice pain, swelling, or a lump in the Achilles tendon.
  • When pain with exercise persists after the level of activity is reduced.
  • If the pain stops when you are at rest and recurs when you resume the activity.
  • If you are taking aspirin continually.
  • If an injury causes extreme tenderness.
  • Anytime bone or joint pain interferes with work or play.


The Bone & Joint Clinic of Shreveport
2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 200 • Bossier City, LA 71111
(318) 425-8701


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