What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on the treatment and prevention of injuries that occur because of exercise, fitness, and sports. Sports doctors have specialized training that involves a combination of orthopedic, physical, and regenerative medicine.
The doctors at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine are highly trained to treat your injuries, with the ultimate goal of getting you safely back to your favorite sports or exercise activities.
Who needs to see a sports medicine specialist?
Anyone who gets injured during a sport or exercise routine will benefit from seeing a sports medicine specialist. A sports medicine specialist not only treats your injuries but also prescribes a physical therapy and rehabilitation regimen so you can regain your strength and flexibility.
Athletes regularly consult sports medicine specialists to get advice on improving their performance, endurance, and technique for the prevention of additional injuries.
A sports doctor also performs physicals for the players before a sporting event.
What are the common injuries seen by a sports physician?
Sports doctors usually deal with injuries to bones or various soft tissues, like ligament, tendon, and muscles, collectively referred to as musculoskeletal injuries. Some of the common injuries treated at Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine include:
- Sprains or strains
- Ligaments and meniscus tear in the knee
- Shoulder dislocation
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow
- Back injuries
- Achilles tendon tear
What type of treatments are provided by a sports physician?
At Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Dr. Dold and Dr. Ghattas strive to help you return to your favorite sports and activities. They provide various services ranging from treatment of acute or chronic injuries to physical therapy and rehabilitation programs.
The team performs all types of fracture treatment, orthopedic surgeries, joint replacement, and arthroscopy with precision and the latest technology.
They provide various pain management techniques, like epidural injections or joint injections, with the goal of getting you back in the game as quickly as possible.
Dr. Dold specializes in the cutting-edge technique of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies for the management of cartilage and tendon injuries. The doctors use proteins and growth factors derived from your blood to speed up the healing process.
Looking for a sports doctor with the highest level of training and experience in treating sports injuries, call or go online to schedule an appointment with Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today.