Injuries Sports Medicine treats
Whether you're a competitive athlete or a weekend warrior, there is always a chance for injury. Fortunately, we treat sports-related injuries of all shapes and sizes, such as:
- Concussions: Common in high-impact and high-speed sports, all concussions should be evaluated by a healthcare provider.
- Dislocations: A dislocation is a joint injury that occurs when a bone is pushed or pulled out of position. Dislocations are most common in the shoulder, knee cap, elbow and finger.
- Fractures: A fracture is another name for a broken bone. Very small, fine breaks in a bone are known as stress fractures.
- Knee injuries: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of four knee ligaments that stabilize the knee. Torn ACLs are one of the most common knee injuries.
- Knee pain: Knee pain—with or without injury—may be ongoing or reoccurring. It is very common and often easily treated.
- Overuse injuries: Many sports-related injuries are due to overuse of the muscles and/or joints, and can lead to arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis.
- Shoulder pain: Most shoulder problems fall into four categories: tendon inflammation (bursitis or tendinitis) or tendon tear, instability, arthritis and fracture (broken bone). Shoulder pain is common and can occur without injury.
- Sprains and strains: Sprains are injuries to the ligaments holding two joints together, while strains are injuries to muscles and tendons.
- Throwing injuries: Repetitive overhead throwing can cause damage, inflammation and pain in the elbow or shoulder area.
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