Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a casual enthusiast, sports participation can push your body beyond its limits, leading to injury. At 7 Springs Orthopedics, the team of qualified orthopedic health care professionals has an arsenal of diagnostic and treatment tools that get you off the sideline and back into the game.
Sports, by their very nature, are designed to push your body, which sometimes comes at a cost. While every sport taxes different parts of your body, most sports injuries involve muscle strains, sprains, and overuse.
Some of the most common sports injuries include:
- Ankle sprain
- Groin pull
- Hamstring sprain
- Shin splints
- Knee injury, namely an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear
- Tennis elbow
- Fractures due to impact
- Rotator cuff tears
- Back sprains
Given the sheer number of sports, this list is only a sample of the many things that can happen on the field, on the court, or on the run. The bottom line is that any time you injure yourself playing a sport, you should see a 7 Springs Orthopedics sports medicine specialist as quickly as possible to get you back into the game while avoiding re-injury.
The team at 7 Springs Orthopedics is armed with the latest imaging equipment at each of our many locations, which allows them to quickly diagnose your injury. After reviewing your symptoms and providing a comprehensive physical exam your provider may recommend further images to rule out or confirm potential injuries.
Once they have an idea of the nature of the problem, your provider gets you started on a treatment plan that will relieve your pain and help you heal as quickly as possible.
Sports injuries aren’t uncommon, but where you go when you’re injured can make all the difference in your recovery. The expert and compassionate 7 Springs Orthopedics professionals not only offer on-site imaging, but they also provide splinting, casting, and bracing services. The sooner you get in to see a specialist after your injury, the better, as early intervention can help you recover more quickly and get back to doing what you love most.
In addition to casting, bracing, and splinting, your provider may also recommend:
- RICE — rest, ice, compression, and elevation
- Corticosteroid injections
- Physical therapy
- Regenerative medicine
If your sports injury requires surgery, 7 Springs Orthopedics has orthopedic surgeons on staff who are experienced at handling sports injuries of all kinds.
To explore your options for dealing with a sports injury, call your nearest 7 Springs Orthopedics or request an appointment using our online scheduling tool.
Whether a youngster suffering from their first sprained ankle, a weekend warrior with a knee injury, or an older adult trying to reduce arthritic pain in their hands, 7 Springs Orthopedics can help.
Our promise to the patient has never changed: we will respect your time, you will be treated with courtesy in a welcoming environment, and we’ll make sure you receive the appropriate care for your condition.