When you play a sport or engage in intense physical activity, there is always a risk of getting injured. When that happens, it may be detrimental to your training and practice because you’ll likely need some down time to recover. Though the injury might be bad, it could get worse if it is not allowed to heal properly.
While a primary care doctor or physician can help repair many of the injuries that result from playing sports, they might not offer the same level of specialty in management and healing. If your injury heals incorrectly, it can affect your performance or even your ability to engage in athletic activity for the rest of your life.
If your training, practice, and activity are important to you, it is best to see a sports medicine specialist for a sports injury.
Our sports injury care staff includes certified sports medicine physicians, exercise physiologists, athletic trainers. They will all work together to get your injury taken care of, make sure that it heals the way it should, and get you back to playing your sport.
We focus on treating the following injuries as well as many others:
- Joint pain from arthritis
- Joint swelling
- Ligament tears
- Back or groin pain
- Tendon problems (e.g. rotator cuff, Achilles, tennis elbow)
- Soft tissue injuries such as strains or sprains
Here in our sports medicine department, we have the latest in sports medicine technology to accurately diagnose and treat your injury. We use in-office x-ray and ultrasound as well as other tests to accurately diagnose your injury or “mystery” pain. We use casting, splinting/bracing, injections, exercises, and other tools to aid in the management and treatment of your problem.
If you have had a recent injury, you are going to need immediate treatment to make sure that the problem does not get worse. Refrain from any physical activity until you have a diagnosis from a certified sports medicine physician.