Sports medicine is used to diagnose and treat sport and exercise-related injuries.
While many associate this field with professional athletics, sports medicine treats non-athletes, too. Our patients range from back-strained gardeners to overworked runners training for their first marathon. Your specialist can evaluate and treat most any musculoskeletal injuries, including concussions, muscle strains, ankle sprains, meniscal and ACL tears, tendonitis (including the Achilles), and injuries of the knee and rotator cuff.
Whatever the injury, your physician will work with you to devise a personalized treatment plan, from simple rest to surgical intervention. Careful evaluation will determine whether your injury can be treated conservatively with physical therapy, or if surgical intervention would be most appropriate. If surgery is required, your sports medicine specialist can recommend a surgeon who would be most appropriate for your injury.