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Sports Medicine

Our specialists are dedicated to non-operative treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. We’re here to get you back in the game!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are common musculoskeletal problems?

  • Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee & shoulder injuries, and fractures)
  • Overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff and other forms of tendonitis, stress fractures)
  • Medical and injection therapies for osteoarthritis

What are non-musculoskeletal aspects of Sports Medicine?

  • Concussions (mild traumatic brain injuries) and other head injuries
  • Athletes with chronic or acute illnesses (such as infectious mononucleosis, asthma, or diabetes)
  • Nutrition, supplements, ergogenic aids, and performance issues
  • Exercise prescription for patients who want to improve their fitness
  • Injury prevention
  • “Return to play” decisions for sick or injured athletes
  • Recommendations for safe strength training and conditioning exercises
  • Promotion of a healthy lifestyle

Do Sports Medicine Specialists only treat competitive athletes?

No. Sports Medicine Specialists are also ideal for non-athletes and are excellent resources for the individual who wishes to become active or begin an exercise program. For the “weekend warrior” or “industrial athlete” who experiences an injury, the same expertise used for the competitive athlete can be applied to return the individual as quickly as possible to full function.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury resulting from a sudden impact to the head or body, causing the brain to rapidly move within the skull. This movement can lead to chemical changes and damage brain cells.

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