Sports Injury Clinic
Orthopedic Associates offers a full spectrum of musculoskeletal care, along with in-house physical sports therapy, and state-of-the-art-technology including our digital imaging and open MRI, and an on-site surgical center for more patient convenience. Our sports medicine physicians provide personalized care for a broad range of sports-related injuries. They will help you recover from any illness, injury or accident and get you back to your daily life, your sport, or your work safely.
Whether you are running a marathon or just casually playing sports on the weekend, physical activity is important to your quality of life. However, at Orthopedic Associates sports injury clinic, we help all patients recover from sports-related injuries big or small. Our goal is to help relieve your pain, regain your range of motion and prevent recurrence.
Orthopedic Associates practitioners are proactive in updating their knowledge on the latest diagnostic and sports therapy treatment techniques and bring that knowledge when tailoring a treatment plan to your needs.
One of our eight board-certified physicians and two board-eligible physicians in orthopedic specialties, Orthopedic Associates can help you with your sports-related injury
Sports Medicine Physician Near Me
There are many, many reasons you may get injured on and off the field, but these are the most common causes:
- Increasing activity too quickly
- Not stretching or warming up properly before physical activity
- Poor training practices and form
- Using wrong or ill-fitted workout gear
- Unexpected, accidental injuries
Common Sports Injuries
The severity of injuries can range from relatively minor to serious. Some of the most common sports injuries we treat include:
- ACL tears
- Weight lifter’s shoulders
- Rotator cuff tears
- Meniscal injuries and tears
- Sprains and strains
- Labral Tears
- Minor injuries like bruises, muscle cramps, pain, and shin splints
Most sports injuries fall into two categories: acute and chronic. An acute injury, like a sprain or fracture, typically occur suddenly during physical activity. These can be brought on by a blow or force and the signs include:
- Sudden, severe pain
- Tender joints and bones
- Loss of ability to place weight on the injured joint
- Loss of ability to move the injured joint
- A joint or bone that is visibly out of place
Chronic injuries usually develop slowly over time. These can develop from repetitive training like running, swimming, throwing, or similar exercises in the gym. Signs of a chronic injury include:
- Pain during exercise
- Dull aches during resting
While it may be tempting to “work through” the pain of a sports injury, doing so may cause more damage that can leave you on the sidelines for longer. Our specialists can assess your unique situation and present all of the options. Treatments for sports medicine injuries range from conservative (like rest, ice, compression, elevation) to surgical. In any case, our team can assist you in treatment in order to get you back in the game.