Sidelined After an Athletic Injury? How Sports Medicine Gets You Back in the Game Faster

No matter what level of athlete you may be, your goal is to spend as much time as possible engaged in your sport of choice, not sitting on the sidelines. So when an injury occurs, forcing you into an unwanted timeout, you’re understandably anxious to get back in the game as quickly as possible. To accomplish this, you need the experienced and knowledgeable oversight of a team of sports medicine specialists.

At The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Daniel Fox, MD, FACS, and our team care for all types of athletic injuries with the most cutting-edge treatments in sports medicine. We understand what it takes to get athletes back up and running after an injury. 

If you’ve been sidelined by an athletic injury, here’s how sports medicine can get you back in the game. 

Getting it right from the start

If you hang around athletes, you’ve likely heard the complaint about old “war wounds” more times than you can count. In fact, you may have one or two yourself. What many old injuries have in common is that they weren’t treated properly in the first place, which is why they often come back and haunt an athlete down the road.

If you value your athletic lifestyle, you should seek our medical counsel at the first sign of trouble. Our team of athletic injury specialists can quickly diagnose and treat your problem to give you the best chances for a full recovery.

Whether you suffer an acute problem, such as a dislocation or ligament rupture, or you’re developing an overuse or repetitive stress injury, prompt and accurate care can make all the difference in your future ability to remain active. Our team understands the unique nature of sports injuries, and we’re equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, so we can quickly identify your problem.

The road to recovery

While prompt care at our practice is the first step toward a speedy recovery, we don’t stop there. Once we identify your problem, we tackle it from every angle possible to ensure your best possible outcome.

For example, physical therapy plays an extremely important role in rehabbing a sports injury. We design a plan that strengthens your injured area at the right pace. Physical therapy is often a balancing act between strengthening your damaged tissue while also allowing it time to heal properly.

To facilitate healing, we turn to regenerative medicine, which creates an environment that boosts rebuilding and repair on the cellular level. We’ve had great success in helping our patients speed up recovery times by combining regenerative medicine and physical therapy. This combination allows us to ensure that your injury heals in a way that’s strong enough to withstand the rigors of your sport while minimizing your risk for reinjury.

Rest assured, our team is with you every step of the way, monitoring your progress and making any tweaks necessary in order to get you back in the game.

If you’re nursing a sports injury, book an appointment online or over the phone with The Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine today.

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