Sports injuries are common, even among people who don’t play team sports. Even a recreational pickup game in your own driveway can lead to injuries and knowing where to turn for help lets you seek treatment fast for more positive outcomes. The sports injury clinic at Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons treats a variety of issues, from mild to severe, and can provide a treatment plan that addresses pain and functionality issues.
Common Sports Injuries
Individuals of all athletic levels can experience sports injuries, and the types of injuries range from common to rare. Some things we treat at the sports injury clinic include:
- Tennis elbow
- Achilles tendonitis
- Shin splints
- Runner’s/jumper’s knee
- Fractures and breaks
- Muscle or tendon injuries
- Strains or tears to ligaments or cartilage
- ACL tears
What To Expect At The Sports Injury Clinic
At Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons, we work with you to first understand the type of sports injury we’re dealing with. Diagnosis may require an examination of the injured area, obtaining a medical history and images such as X-rays.
Once we have a diagnosis, we can create a plan of treatment. Minor injuries may be treated with noninvasive therapies such as rest, medication to alleviate pain or swelling and physical therapy to redevelop functionality at the injured site. More severe injuries may require casting or braces to hold the area in place while it heals or stem cell injections to help promote healing. In some severe cases, we may recommend surgery to correct damage to the area.
Contact Us Immediately For Sports Injury Treatment
A sports injury that’s minor in nature can become more severe if left untreated. If you believe you’re suffering from a sports injury, contact the staff at Alabama Orthopaedic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation and find out what needs to be done to alleviate your symptoms and return your body to full functionality. You can complete new patient forms online from the comfort or your own home to reduce wait times when you arrive for your appointment.