Whether you're a competitive athlete, a weekend warrior, or you enjoy an active lifestyle, you should seek a sports medicine specialist when you have an injury. The sports medicine team at Symphony Medical includes orthopedic surgeons who treat injuries with a focus on restoring maximum performance. It takes a physician with experience in sports injuries to help you return to play as quickly as possible. To schedule an appointment, the office in Dobbs Ferry, New York, or use the online booking feature today.
Sports medicine provides specialized care for injuries that occur during or as the result of athletic activities.
Though people competing in organized sports and professional athletes often seek the care of sports medicine physicians, anyone who has an injury while they're active can get the expert care they need to heal and recover.
Sport medicine physicians treat the full range of musculoskeletal injuries. However, some of the most common sports injuries treated at Symphony Medical include:
Sudden movements like pivoting, abruptly stopping while running, or taking a direct hit often cause acute sports injuries. But overuse injuries are also quite common. You experience an overuse injury when you overtrain or repeat the same movements without taking enough time to rest and heal.
Sports injuries typically cause one or more of the following symptoms:
If your symptoms don't improve within a few days, you have severe pain and swelling, or your symptoms get worse, schedule an appointment for an immediate evaluation at Symphony Medical. Without prompt care, your injury may worsen, or you could develop chronic joint instability.
Whenever possible, the orthopedic team at Symphony Medical begins with conservative treatments, such as rest, temporarily immobilizing the limb, changing your activities, taking anti-inflammatory medications, and physical therapy.
A few sports injuries need surgery for their initial treatment. For example, you may need surgery to realign and stabilize a complex fracture, and in many cases, a ruptured ligament needs surgery to ensure you regain optimal strength.
The team also offers treatments such as joint injections and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP accelerates healing, helps repair injured tissues, and is especially beneficial for severe injuries or when the damaged tissue lacks a good supply of blood.
As you recover from your injury, your provider makes sure you receive physical therapy and sport-specific rehabilitation that prepares you to return to play as soon as possible.
If you need expert care for a sports injury, call Symphony Medical or book an appointment online today.