Sports-Related Injury Conditions
The orthopedic team at Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P. C. specializes in providing comprehensive sports medicine services including the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Regardless of the level of the athlete—recreational, high school, college, even professionals—our team of surgeons strive to provide the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services.
We provide a comprehensive approach to treating sports injuries, which includes superior diagnostics, physical therapy, pain management, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques.
Commonly thought of as “athlete’s medicine,” sports medicine is really a unique approach to the care of injuries and conditions that occur not only in athletes, but also normal, active people.
As a matter of fact, anyone with an injury or condition that limits their activity level can benefit from a sports medicine approach.
Whether you are a collegiate athlete, weekend warrior, or sedentary person wishing to get more active, sports medicine applies to you.
Principles of Sports Medicine
Minimally Invasive Procedures
One of the main goals of sports medicine is to put off major orthopedic surgery (such as joint replacement) as long as possible or even remove the need altogether with physical therapy, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery and timely care.
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Sports-Related Injury Treatments
Exercising and sports activities are good for you, but sometimes you can injure yourself when you play sports or exercise. Accidents, poor training practices, or improper gear can cause them. Some people get hurt because they are not in shape. Not warming up or stretching enough can also lead to injuries. The most common sports injuries are:
Sprains and strains
Achilles tendon injuries
Pain along the shin bone
Rotator cuff injuries
If you get hurt, stop playing. Continuing to play or exercise can cause more harm. Treatment often begins with the RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and speed healing. Other possible treatments include pain relievers, keeping the injured area from moving, rehabilitation, and sometimes surgery.
The orthopedics surgeons at Great Lakes Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P. C. bring a very deep clinical knowledge Our surgeons completed clinical orthopedic training, and obtained additional clinical board-certification in Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine board certification training focuses on the unique injury groupings found in athletes.
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The information found on this site is for general orthopedic purposes only. In a medical emergency please dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room.
Great Lakes Physical Therapy
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