Athletic Injury Treatment
Even the safest of athletes can sometimes encounter an injury that can leave them watching from the sidelines. Not only can this be painful, but it can take a great toll on your mental state. Injury prevention is an area of focus for our entire staff. If an injury does occur, we’re here to make sure that you’re able to continue doing what you love.
What is Sports Medicine?
When an athletic injury happens, the first thing on the mind of the athlete is to get back on the field, court, or track in the quickest amount of time. Sports medicine doctors are specially trained to restore that function to patients and get them active again as soon as possible. These injuries can range in severity, from ankle sprains to knee and shoulder injuries, but the doctors will help you gain strength and work with you to prevent further injuries from occurring.
Symptoms and Causes of Athletic Injuries
With athletic injuries, you will most likely know when and how the injury occurred. Having said that, there are some situations in which a mysterious pain may come about that doesn’t correlate to when you were playing sports or being active. For that reason, it’s important to determine the source of the pain, as well as how and when the pain came about.
Common Athletic Injuries Include:
- Back, Neck, Foot, and Heel Pain
- Joint Sprains (ankle, hip, knee, shoulder)
- Muscle Strains
- Shin splints
- Labral tears
- Rotator Cuff Overuse
- Stress Fractures
Because sports injuries can occur anywhere in the body, symptoms can vary. It’s important to contact a physician whenever an injury or accident occurs so that you can get the best treatment as quick as possible.
Sports injuries can range from head to toe, so the treatment options can vary based on the location of the injury. However, if you have recently experienced an injury and are dealing with swelling and inflammation, the acronym RICE may help; rest, ice, compress, and elevate. The ice will help the blood vessels to constrict, preventing further swelling and pain.
It is important to note that this is a temporary pain relief tip, and not meant for severe injuries.
Why choose Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine?
Our physicians are trained in all aspects of orthopedics, so we’re well equipped to handle any athletic injury you may have. Our main goals are to keep you informed and get you back to to doing what you love as quickly as possible.
To better serve the needs of our athletes, we have created I RETURNED program. This program provides structured plans and customized support during the athletes return to play treatment journey.
If you have experienced an athletic injury, or would like to learn more about our sports medicine services, contact us today!