Our sports medicine physicians are trained to evaluate and diagnose your condition, discuss treatment options with you, and coordinate care. At our clinic, we specialize in providing sports medicine services for all kinds of athletes—from youth to professionals.
Injuries can vary greatly from person to person and activity to activity. That’s why it’s important for you to find a physician who is experienced in treating the type of injury you have sustained. Our team of physicians has extensive knowledge about sports medicine, enabling them to provide personalized care that is tailored to your individual needs.
Cutting Edge Techniques
Our Sports Medicine Services
We use the latest techniques and cutting-edge equipment to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports-related injuries. Our goal is always to help you reach a full recovery in the shortest amount of time possible. We offer services such as:
Physical Therapy: We provide physical therapy services to help improve mobility and flexibility, reduce pain, and strengthen weakened muscles or joints.
Diagnostic Imaging: We use advanced imaging technologies such as MRI and X-ray scans to accurately diagnose your injury.
Rehabilitation: Our rehabilitation program combines a variety of therapies to speed up the healing process and help you return to your sport or activity safely.
Surgery: We are equipped to perform any necessary surgery, such as arthroscopy and joint replacement, to repair damaged tissue.
When is Sports Medicine Used?
Common Sports Injuries
As with any physical activity, injuries are a risk that you take when playing sports. At Georgia Bone & Joint Surgeons, we treat a wide range of sports-related injuries, including:
Sprains and Strains
These injuries occur when the ligaments or muscles are stretched beyond their normal range of motion.
Common knee injuries include ACL tears, meniscus tears, patellar tendonitis (jumper’s knee), and knee bursitis.
Rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, SLAP (superior labral anterior posterior) tears, and shoulder dislocation are all common shoulder issues in athletes.
Ankle sprains, fractures, and Achilles tendon ruptures are all common sports injuries.
Back and Neck Injuries
These can range from muscle strains to herniated discs, depending on the severity of the injury.
Hand and Wrist Injuries
Common hand and wrist injuries include fractures, tendonitis, ligament tears, carpal tunnel syndrome, and trigger finger.
Stress fractures of the foot can occur due to overuse or intense physical activity. We also treat plantar fasciitis and neuromas.
Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow, and ulnar collateral ligament tears are all common elbow injuries.
We understand that you may have a lot of questions about sports medicine, so we have compiled the most common questions and their answers.
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating and preventing injuries related to physical activity or sports. It includes diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention services for athletes of all ages and abilities.
What types of injuries do you treat?
We are experienced in treating a wide range of sports-related injuries, including sprains and strains, knee, shoulder, ankle, back, and neck injuries, hand and wrist injuries, foot injuries, and elbow injuries.
Can sports medicine help with recovery and prevention?
Absolutely. We offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help improve mobility and flexibility, reduce pain, and strengthen weakened muscles or joints. We also provide advice on how to prevent future injuries from occurring.
What sports medicine techniques do you use?
We use the latest diagnostic imaging technologies and treatment methods to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports-related injuries. We also offer physical therapy and rehabilitation services to help improve your strength and flexibility.
How long does it take to recover from a sports injury?
Recovery times vary depending on the severity of the injury and the type of treatment needed. Generally, most injuries can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months to fully heal.
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