Our dedicated sports medicine specialists are here to make sure sports related injuries interfere as little as possible with your activity and your life as pain and injuries, unfortunately, are part of most athletes' lives. Sports medicine encompasses a broad array of specialties that support the care and training not only of elite athletes, but of all physically active individuals. Whether you are a high school, college or professional athlete, a marathon runner, an occasional jogger, a weekend tennis player, or someone who simply enjoys any type of physical activity, our sports medicine specialists can help maximize function, minimize disability and ultimately reduce time away from a sport, school, and/or job. Some of the common sports injuries include:
Foot and Ankle Injuries
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee, and they are common in athletes, especially while playing sports such as football, hockey and skating. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
Severe pain in shoulders while playing your favorite sports, such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics, may be because of a torn ligament in your shoulder or due to shoulder dislocation. These may be caused by overuse of your shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment, while chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
Fractures of the femur bone, and labral tear are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. The hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible to injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy are often recommended following the medical intervention where you need to perform certain exercises to strengthen the muscles and improve the movements.
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee, which may tear with overuse of the knee while playing sports. The ACL has a poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries in the knee are cartilage damage and meniscal tears. Sports-related knee injuries may require surgical intervention that can be performed using open surgical or minimally invasive technique. Your surgeon will recommend you for physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity and improve the movements of the bones and joints.
At Ross Center for Orthopedics, our goal is to provide personalized and comprehensive orthopedic care from non-operative treatment of sports related injuries, and finally operative intervention to allow our patients to maintain their active lifestyle for as long as possible.