Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine offered in Rockwall, Wylie, Forney, Terrell and Royse City, TX

Sports Medicine

About Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is one of the essential forms of medical care for athletes and physically active people. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas, 25 doctors are experts in sports injuries and treatments. With locations in Rockwall, Wylie, Terrell, and Forney, Texas, the team offers customized treatments and fast diagnosis of sports-related injuries. To make an appointment for a sports injury today, call one of the conveniently located offices in Texas or request a consultation on the website.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a branch of healthcare that deals directly with athletes and patients working towards their fitness goals. A sports medicine doctor treats athletes with acute and overuse injuries.

However, sports medicine dives deeper into athletic wellness, including preventing sports-related injuries. It also focuses on sports nutrition, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. 

The team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas has several sports medicine specialists who work hand-in-hand with other specialists such as athletic trainers, physical therapists, and personal trainers to allow every patient to avoid injuries and promote athletic wellness.

Every physically active patient that walks through the door can benefit from a sports medicine specialist. They have the knowledge to address specific sports- and exercise-related concerns in active patients.

What does a sports medicine doctor treat?

Sports medicine doctors treat various conditions, from chronic problems to acute injuries. Some of the common issues that the team treats include the following:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Concussions
  • Osteoarthritis

Sports medicine doctors also treat stress fractures and joint injuries. However, treatment is only one of the aspects of this specialty. 

The team aims to improve each patient’s performance and provides techniques and advice to prevent injuries. 

The sports medicine doctors at the practice evaluate every aspect of each athletic patient to ensure proper body mechanics, nutrition, and overall health to ensure they’re healthy enough to participate in sports and physical activity.

What treatments are involved in sports medicine?

Sports medicine doctors offer various treatment options after an injury or for overuse disorders. The team at Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas offers different sports-related treatments to get every patient back to the field as quickly as possible.

The goal of a sports medicine doctor is to provide the most noninvasive treatment option for successful recovery. The practice offers several nonsurgical treatment options, including:

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and alternative therapies
  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Bracing
  • Medications

If these therapies aren’t enough to return patients to their pre-injury selves, the team also offers surgical options to fix ligament or tendon tears, fractures, and joint damage.

Call the Orthopaedic Specialists of Dallas today to schedule an appointment with a sports medicine doctor or request a consultation on the website.