Sports and high-impact exercise can contribute to better health and make you feel great. Whether you are an amateur or professional athlete, engaging in your favorite sport can put you at risk of orthopedic injuries.
Because sports injuries occur more and more in our health-conscious society – including among people who are getting older but are remaining very active – there are now specialized orthopedic physicians who focus on the diagnosis and treatment of these musculoskeletal injuries. They are called sports medicine doctors.
Sports medicine physicians are medical specialists who have special training to help patients with these injuries get back to normal quickly. They are trained in virtually every sport and type of exercise, and how each can impact the human body.
Injuries that Sports Doctors See Most
Let’s go over some of the most common injuries that sports medicine doctors treat:
- Rotator cuff tear (shoulder)
- Sprained ankle
- Pulled (strained) hamstring
- Groin pull
- Hip flexor strain
- Torn ACL (knee)
- Torn meniscus
- Shin splints (lower leg)
- Plantar fasciitis (heel/foot)
- Achilles tendon rupture
- Tennis elbow
- Joint pain
- Overuse injury
- Bone fracture
- Joint dislocation
A major part of sports medicine involves injury prevention and illness prevention. If you are thinking of starting a new sport or exercise program, a sports medicine doctor can perform tests to ensure that it is safe for your body. If not, the doctor can recommend alternatives you may also enjoy.
Moreover, sports medicine doctors often work with athletic trainers and nutritional counselors. Athletic trainers can give you advice on the proper training, conditioning, and warm-up and cool-down routines not just to avoid injury, but also to make sure you reap the full benefits of the physical activity. Nutritional counselors can give you tips on what to eat as well as the proper supplements for your body.
Sports medicine doctors also work in conjunction with physical therapists. Therapy is a crucial part of injury treatment, recovery, and pain management.
Sports Medicine Doctors in Farmington Hills, Michigan
If you have sustained an injury from sports or exercise and wish to heal quickly so you can return to your active lifestyle, contact our friendly team at Tri County Orthopedics today. Our board-certified sports medicine doctors are here to provide comprehensive medical care so you can achieve a speedy and full recovery.
We offer a wide range of treatment options to our patients with musculoskeletal injuries of all kinds. Your treatment will depend on the nature and severity of the injury.
There is no reason to remain in pain any longer. If you have chronic joint pain or an old injury that never seems to get better, come see us soon to avoid the development of muscle stiffness and weakness.
To find out more about the services we offer or to schedule a consultation, call us at Tri County Orthopedics today at (248) 474-5575 or request an appointment now via our online form. We look forward to helping you get back in the game.