Whether you are an athlete or a weekend warrior, you know that injuries can happen. When something does occur, prompt and proper treatment is critical to get you on the road to recovery. The physicians at Suburban Orthopaedics have more than 25 years of experience in diagnosing and treating sports medicine injuries. Patients receive a high level of compassionate and comprehensive care, to ensure that all of their needs are met.
What is Sports Medicine?
To understand what the physicians at Suburban Orthopaedics can do for you, you should know what sports medicine encompasses. The following services fall under the umbrella of sports medicine:
- Sports injury diagnosis and treatment
- Exercises and workouts
- Sports psychology
- Sports nutrition
- Sports injury prevention
Who Benefits from a Sports Medicine Doctor?
Any person who experiences an injury during sports or exercise can benefit from a sports medicine doctor. If your injury can occur in sports or exercise, but you sustained it another way, a sports medicine doctor can also be helpful. For example, if you are working around your house and suffer from a muscle injury, this type of doctor can assist you. The following issues are commonly diagnosed and treated by a sports medicine doctor:
- Pain, swelling, or abnormal function associated with your joints, bones, or muscles (wrist, shoulders, knees, feet, fingers, elbows, hips, ankles, and more)
- A bone fracture
- Symptoms occurring after you sustain a blow to the head or a concussion
- An injury affecting a ligament, bone, joint, or tendon
- Trouble increasing your activity level or maintaining your current activity level
This type of doctor can also provide you with guidance for training, so that you can safely increase your level of activity.
What Should Someone Look for in a Sports Medicine Doctor?
Look for a doctor who is Board Certified and experienced in sports medicine. The doctors at Suburban Orthopaedics are experts in the field and know what it takes to address all sports injuries. When you work with an experienced doctor, you can be confident that not just your injury is addressed, but your total health. This is important, because doctors know that treating patients is complex and multiple parts of the body can be affected.
You should seek medical attention as soon as you experience an injury. If you have a sports injury and keep on going without the proper treatment, you can make things worse. The physicians at Suburban Orthopaedics are ready to help you to get an accurate diagnosis and get started with a comprehensive treatment plan. Before you know it, you will be back to your normal level of activity.