Sports Medicine

Athletes utilize their physical strength, agility, and endurance to accomplish goals and, in some cases, make a living. An injury can seriously disturb an athlete’s ability to play and compete at the level they are accustomed to. Although it is true that contact sports are more likely to result in injuries, the most dangerous sports and recreational activities might surprise you. Bicyclists and skateboarders are at some of the highest risks for head injuries. Sports injuries often occur as a result of undue strain on the musculoskeletal system. Different sports can cause different types of injuries and commonly result in injuries that are caused by different types of movement. Sports injuries almost always occur in the course of practice time as opposed to actual play. Make an appointment with our team of sports medicine doctors, orthopedic doctors, chiropractors, and neurologists to treat your sports injury and we will get you on the path to recovery right away.

Common Injuries Sustained by Athletes

Sprains, bruises, cuts, abrasions, and nosebleeds are commonplace and less serious injuries seen by athletes pretty routinely. Our orthopedic sports doctors can prescribe relatively simple remedies to these types of physical ailments. Physical therapy and physiotherapy can get you on the road to recovery in no time.

Our orthopedic specialists are trained to identify and treat any skeletal and muscular injuries you may sustain, and we have top-of-the-line imaging technology to assist in the diagnostic process. Over 50% of the sports-related injuries seen by doctors are to the knee and other parts of the lower body. For expert surgical care, physiotherapy, and ongoing physical therapy to heal your sports injury, consult with our team of doctors right away. We will work with you to rehabilitate your body and get you back to the recreational activities you enjoy.

For more serious acute sports injuries, our neurological team can provide you with comprehensive spinal and brain injury care. Nearly 10% of sports injuries are spinal cord injuries. If you are experiencing symptoms of a back or neck injury, please consult with a sports medicine doctor right away to be certain that your pain is not an indication of a more serious injury.

If a surgical or medication-based treatment plan is what will best rehabilitate you, our team can help begin that course of action for you as well.

Our chiropractors are experienced in the care and treatment of sports-related injuries and can help make noticeable progress in your pain management plan. We will assure spinal realignment after significant impact or repeated use, overuse, or misuse of different parts of the body. Pain doesn’t have to be an ongoing problem to manage for the rest of your sporting career.

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Diagnosis Is Key to Sports Injury Treatment

Our team of orthopedic sports medicine doctors can determine the exact nature of your injury using state-of-the-art diagnostic tests in-house. We can utilize MRI scans to assess the soft tissue damage you may have sustained. X-rays will be ordered in the event that our team suspects a skeletal fracture that may need treating. We perform CAT scans to formulate a holistic picture of your injuries, particularly if you have endured damage to multiple areas of the body.

No matter what specific type of harm you have suffered as a result of a sports injury, our physicians and specialists can treat your body in a collaborative manner to heal your injuries and ensure the greatest chance of being pain-free for good.

One important factor that applies to nearly all sports injury cases is adequate rest. It is incredibly important that any individual who suffers harm from a sports-related incident take ample time to properly convalesce before they return to the level of activity they enjoyed before their injury. Those who have suffered a previous injury are considerably more likely to experience pain and injury again.

No matter the type or extent of your injury, the specialists at AICA Orthopedics can help you rehabilitate and heal quickly and effectively. Call to schedule your appointment today!

Diagnostics

MRI

Sports Injuries cause injuries and trauma to the body, most commonly sprains, strains, and tears of the soft tissue of the athlete’s body. MRI scans can give your physician a picture of where and to what degree your musculature is damaged.

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x-ray

For tougher falls and collisions, your doctor might be concerned that you have sustained a skeletal fracture. You will then undergo an x-ray to confirm the suspicion and begin treatment.

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Common Sports-Related Injuries

Many sports injuries are caused by a strong force that the body has to absorb. This impact can then result in fractures, strains, tears, and other types of damage to limbs, joints, and even in serious cases, the head and neck.

In other cases, the simple act of practicing frequently can cause harm to the body, because the area of concern has been pushed and overused. Reduced range of motion, stiffness, and cramping can indicate a problem has arisen.

Sometimes, the unfortunate fact remains that the human body is built to function a certain way and withstand a finite amount of force, and an injury occurs when that limit is overextended. These types of sports injuries can be devastating.

Generally speaking, sports injuries fall into one of two categories. There are more chronic injuries that take place over time and as a result of continued use or overuse of the body. These are easily managed by a regimen of physical therapy and occasional rest and very rarely require serious medical intervention. The more concerning types of injuries that happen in sporting events and even practice time are called acute injuries. This type is caused by an incident like a fall or a hard hit.

Our orthopedic sports medicine doctors and chiropractors will use state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment to determine the exact nature of your sports-related injury. We provide this service in-house and it is vital to helping us form a full picture of your injuries. It is also incredibly important to obtain an accurate diagnosis of the severity of your injuries. Serious injury can sometimes present just like more benign ones.

If you have suffered an injury playing the sport you love, contact AICA Orthopedics to obtain an expert medical diagnosis and personalized care for your body today. We will make your treatment our priority!

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