Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine deals with physical fitness, treatment, and prevention of injuries related to sports. Medical supervision, prevention, and treatment of athletes’ injuries are crucial. Sports medicine is the application and advancement of scientific research, knowledge, and practice to optimize health and athletic performance.
With the help of sports medicine, our specialized sports medicine doctors at Phoenix Orthopedic Group, including—Orthopedic sports surgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, physicians, and physical therapist—bridges the gap between science and practice for a better understanding of sports performance.
What are sports-related injuries?
Sports injuries are evident if you’re a sportsperson and often set aside players. You need medical treatment if you experience:
- Knee or shoulder instability
- Severe swelling
- Persistent pain
- Popping or crunching sound at the affected/injured area
- Trouble breathing
- Muscle, ligament, tendon, or meniscus tears
- Tendonitis or bursitis
Minor injuries that don’t get better over time too require a medical examination.
What’s the treatment for sports injuries?
The medical team at Phoenix Orthopedic Group offers appropriate treatment depending on the severity of the injury. It could include:
- I.C.E. treatment (Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate)
- Physical therapy
- Surgery in severe cases
At Phoenix Orthopedic Group, we provide complete evaluation, X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound to diagnose the injury and follow the appropriate treatment.
If you experience any sports-related injury that keeps you from playing the sports you love, make an appointment today at Phoenix Orthopedic Group by phone or online.