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Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine of San Antonio

Sports Medicine

Treatment for sports-related injuries is more specialized and sophisticated than ever before. Student athletes, weekend warriors, and anyone else who maintains an active lifestyle are able to benefit from recent advances in minimally invasive techniques for both diagnosis and treatment of various sports injuries.

Sports medicine specialists are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of common injuries that occur during sports or exercise. Overuse injuries occur over time from repetitive trauma to the tendons, bones, and joints. Acute injuries usually result from a single traumatic event, like wrist fractures, ankle sprains, shoulder dislocations, and hamstring muscle strains.

The practice of sports medicine is now a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on expertise from athletic trainers, coaches, bioengineers, physical therapists, chiropractic specialists, and exercise physiologists. Some examples of sports-related conditions include:

  • Traumatic injury to the bone and soft tissues
  • Cartilage, ligament, and tendon injuries and disorders
  • Common overuse injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Vertebral stress fracture and slippage

Using Physical Therapy to Help You Relieve Pain and Recover

Sports medicine and orthopaedics are increasingly becoming medical specialties that utilize a team approach. Whether you are dealing with an acute injury, a chronic condition, or postoperative care, your customized treatment plan could include working with:

  • Physiatrists: Physicians who are specialists in overcoming a wide range of musculoskeletal problems with aggressive, nonsurgical techniques.

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