Specialists in Sports Medicine and Sports Related Injury
Whether you’re an athlete, weekend warrior or a worker with a physically demanding job, injuries can greatly affect your ability to be active. Our doctors are specially trained to assess and treat acute and chronic pain, using exercise-based rehabilitation, physical therapy, regenerative medicine or pain management treatments to get you moving again.
Common Sports Injuries
Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. They can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures and dislocations.
Foot and ankle injuries
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee. They are common in athletes who play sports, such as football, hockey and skating. Common sports injuries to the foot and ankle include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis. Treatment for these conditions may include orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery.
Severe pain in your shoulders while playing your favorite sport, such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics, may be caused by a torn ligament or dislocation of the shoulder bone. This may result from overuse of your shoulder. For shoulder pain, sports medicine doctors may treat an acute injury or one causing minor pain with conservative treatments, while chronic injuries may require interventional or surgical treatment.
Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. The hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible to injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation and physical therapy is often recommended following medical intervention to strengthen muscles and improve movement.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which may tear with overuse. The ACL has poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries of the knee include cartilage damage and meniscal tear. Sports-related knee injuries may require surgical intervention, which can be performed using open surgical or a minimally invasive technique. Physical therapy may also be needed to strengthen muscles and improve elasticity and movement of the bones and joints.