Sports Medicine – It’s Not Just For Athletes
The term sports medicine isn’t exclusive to sports-related injuries. A sports medicine physician is a specialist that cares for people with bone and joint issues, focusing on all aspects of treatment that do not involve surgery.
Sports medicine professionals treat people who participate in sports just for fun or maybe they just want to get better results from their exercise program. They also treat people who have suffered injuries and want to regain full function, as well as people who have disabilities and want to increase their mobility and capabilities.
Sports Medicine Is For Everyone
As we age, wear and tear can take a natural toll on our bodies, and injuries can happen at any time during our daily routines. You don’t have to play a contact sport to suffer from injuries like an ankle sprain or concussion – they can occur from a hard fall or an awkward movement.
Here are some reasons you may want to see a sports medicine specialist:
- Joint/muscle pain or swelling
- Acute injuries such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee & shoulder injuries, fractures
- Concussion management
- Injury prevention
- Nutrition and healthy lifestyle advice
- Recommendations on strength training and conditioning activities
Our sports medicine services combine the fields of non-surgical orthopedics, rheumatology, infectious disease, and family medicine to provide the comprehensive care needed to successfully diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate any sports or activity-related injury. The goal is to return you as closely and safely as possible to your full functional level before the injury.
If you have prolonged discomfort as the result of any injury call us today.