An athlete’s worst fear is getting hurt. Even if you aren’t a professional athlete, anyone who plays sports, exercises, or depends on their physical abilities for employment is devastated by an injury. That’s where sports medicine comes in. This medical specialty is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries.
The internationally recognized Sports Medicine Center at the Rothman Institute is one of the world’s most trusted practices for the treatment of sports-related injuries. If you’ve been injured due to an athletic activity, reach out to a Rothman Orthopaedist by calling 800-321-9999 or click here to request an appointment online.
Injuries and Conditions We Treat
The Sports Medicine Center treats strains, sprains, tears, ruptures, and any other injury that affects the hand, foot, elbow, ankle, hip, knee, shoulder, head, spine, or wrist. See a complete list of the injuries and conditions we treat.
Many sports-related injuries and disorders are treated with arthroscopic surgery, a minimally invasive surgical method that uses a camera to look inside a joint as well as specialized instruments to carry out any necessary surgery in that joint.
The practice of sports medicine takes a team approach with input from an orthopaedic surgeon, non-surgical sports specialists, rehabilitation specialist, athletic trainer, and physical therapist. We work together to provide you the best treatment with the quickest recovery time, so you can get back to the activities you love.
When Should I See A Doctor For A Sports Injury?
You should see a doctor for a sports injury in the following situations: you have severe pain and cannot put any weight on the injured body part; the area around the injured joint is tender to the touch; the shape and size of the injured area is different from the opposite extremity; you see red streaks or redness spreading out from the injury; you are in doubt about the seriousness of the injury, or you are not sure how to care for it. The Rothman Sports Medicine specialists are here to help!
Schedule A Visit With a Rothman Orthopaedist Today
If you’ve been injured while playing a sport, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation visit with a Rothman Orthopaedist as soon as possible. Please call 800-321-9999 or request an appointment online. We look forward to meeting you!