Physical activity plays a major role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Engaging in sports not only keeps you both mentally and physically fit. Sports injuries are a common problem among athletes and others who engage in sports regularly.
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with physical fitness, along with the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. Our goal is to get you back in action as quickly and safely as possible.
What Do We Do?
Diagnose and treat disorders of the musculoskeletal system
Order lab tests or diagnostic imaging procedures and analyzing results
Perform physical examinations and record athletes’ medical histories
Examine injured athletes to advise treatment plans and determine readiness for competition
Supervise the rehabilitation of injured athletes
Prescribe medication for the treatment of athletic injuries
Coordinate with other personnel, such as coaches, athletic trainers, and orthopedic surgeons
Perform procedures, such as injections and diagnostic ultrasound
Educate athletes and coaches about nutrition, hydration, exercise regimens, and injury prevention
What are the Common Sports Injuries?
Some of the most common sports injuries include meniscal tears, knee cartilage injuries, patellar tendonitis, nerve compression injuries, sprains, strains, tennis elbow, and tendonitis. Runner’s knee, shin splints and rotator cuff injuries are a few more.
What are the Treatments for Sports Injuries?
Upon diagnosis of your injury, we will work with you to develop a treatment plan you are comfortable with. Treatment could include one modality or a combination of things we feel will best address your individual needs. Injection therapy, PRP injections, physical therapy, topical medications, use of TENs, Laser Therapy, and Red Light Therapy are just a few of the things we take into consideration when developing your plan.
Please reach out to our practice in Wyandotte, MI, to have a consultation with our doctor, Dr. Abrahamson. Please call us at (734) 287-3000 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.