When you’re active, injuries may happen in the blink of an eye. The Joint Regeneration team offers the specialty of sports medicine to get you the quick and expert treatment you need. An active lifestyle and playing sports puts you at an increased risk of getting hurt, but sports medicine can help. If you need specialized care for an injury, don’t hesitate to call the Joint Regeneration team, today or schedule an appointment online.

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When do you need a sports medicine specialist?

When you live an active lifestyle, your body takes the brunt of the activities. This is especially true when you’re involved in high-impact exercise or play sports. Although these are both great ways to stay in shape, they can be detrimental if you don’t have the proper technique.

Sports medicine specialists offer a multidisciplinary approach to caring for your sports-related injuries. This may involve other specialties to give you the most well-rounded care possible.

But you don’t only need a sports medicine specialist after you’re injured — in fact, a sports medicine specialist helps you avert injuries by teaching proper technique and strategies to prevent getting hurt.

How is sports medicine different?

Sports medicine differs from other specialties because it doesn’t just focus on the injury or condition for which you’re being treated. Sports medicine takes a comprehensive approach to your care, sometimes even before you become injured.

The team involves more than just one person to be present in your care. This means a comprehensive approach, including physical therapists, nutritionists, athletic trainers, and the practice working together to give you the most well-rounded care possible.

Each of the specialties involved in sports medicine provides you with an insight into your injury and a way to prevent a re-injury later on. They also help you to get your body in shape for your specific sport through training programs and nutritional counseling.

Nutrition and proper strength and agility exercises may help you avoid an injury. Sports medicine involves proper technique as well for your specific sport, so you don’t put too much pressure on one area of your body.

What treatments does sports medicine entail?

In the case you’re injured after working out or playing in a game, the team offers many different types of treatment for you. Because sports medicine is multidisciplinary, there are a number of different treatments available, some of which include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Joint injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pain management

Pain management for your injury can involve a lot of different things. Medications and injections are often necessary to ease the inflammation from the injury to get you back on your feet. The team also uses heat and ice therapy and therapeutic massage to ease tightness in your muscles and relax your pain away.

If you’re active in sports and exercise, and would like a sports medicine consultation, you may call the office today, or book an appointment online.