When you hear the term “sports medicine,” you may naturally assume it has to do with doctors treating athletes. But actually, everyone is included in this specialized orthopedic field – everyone who needs to see a doctor about a musculoskeletal issue of any kind.
Whether you have an injury that is due to overuse or blunt force, or you want to start participating in a sport or exercise regimen and therefore need to have a good sports doctor to help you get ready and stay in proper shape, a sports medicine specialist is the physician you want to have by your side. Let’s talk about how you would benefit from a sports medicine doctor, and where you can go here in Farmington Hills and the Oakland County area for outstanding orthopedic care.
What Can a Sports Medicine Doctor Do for Me?
A sports physician does everything from helping you prevent injuries to diagnosing and treating injuries to providing advice to help you maintain tip-top shape:
Your sports medicine doctor will evaluate your lifestyle and recommend ways in which you can prevent making certain awkward or repetitive movements that would cause an injury. Also:
- Overuse injuries can be avoided by gradually (rather than quickly) increasing the intensity of activity, and by engaging in a variety of workout types.
- Fractures can be avoided by wearing protective gear, such as knee braces.
- Dislocations can be avoided by engaging in a good muscle-strengthening and balancing program.
Injury Diagnosis and Treatment
If you do sustain an injury while playing your sport, while performing your profession or favorite hobby, or while doing chores around the house, your sports medicine doctor will diagnose the precise injury and provide or recommend treatment. A sports doctor is specially trained to administer the least-invasive and most efficient treatment that would repair an injury effectively, so you can get back to your active lifestyle as soon as possible.
Nutrition is key in sports medicine, because nutrition enhances athletic performance. Your sports medicine doctor can determine what your needs are, including calories, carbohydrates, protein, fluids, vitamins, and minerals.
When Should I See a Sports Medicine Doctor?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or problems, a sports medicine specialist can give you an efficient assessment and effective treatment that will work for you:
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Bone pain
- Foot pain
- Sprained ankle
- Sudden injury (non-emergency)
- Overuse injury
- Dislocated joint
- Muscle weakness
Sports Medicine Doctors in Farmington Hills, MI
Physical activity of all kinds does come with risks – namely, the risk of injury. Our board-certified orthopedic doctors here at Tri County Orthopedics are fellowship-trained in sports medicine, and we can conduct a thorough evaluation of your health issue and provide the best possible solution in your case.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our excellent sports medicine physicians, contact our caring staff today by calling us at (248) 474-5575 or by filling out our appointment request form online now. We look forward to being your orthopedic healthcare partner!