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Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists located in Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, & Henderson, KY

If you run marathons or enjoy other physically demanding activities, sports medicine can reduce the risk of injuries and enhance your performance. At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the experienced providers use sports medicine to educate active people on the importance of warming up, cooling down, and other aspects of injury prevention. To make an appointment at the office in Henderson, Kentucky, or one of the offices in Newburgh or Evansville, Indiana, call the nearest location or use the online booking feature today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine diagnoses, treats, and prevents activity-related injuries, like sprains, strains, and dislocated joints. It also educates athletes and other active people on how to exercise safely, no matter their age or medical history. 

If you play sports, regularly visit the gym, or work a physically demanding job, consider scheduling a sports medicine appointment at least once a year. Doing so can keep you healthy and active for years to come. 

What issues can sports medicine treat?

At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the providers use sports medicine to treat various issues, including:

  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Swollen muscles
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

You might also benefit from sports medicine if you experience a rotator cuff injury that causes persistent shoulder pain. 

When should I make a sports medicine appointment?

Make a sports medicine appointment at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, if you experience an activity-related injury during work or exercise. That’s especially true if your injury doesn’t respond to at-home treatments, like rest, ice, and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication.

Following an exam, a review of your medical history, and a discussion of your symptoms, your provider can make recommendations for treatment that help you feel better.

What treatments does sports medicine provide?

At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the providers offer a complete suite of sports medicine services. Whenever possible, they try to prevent injuries before they occur. As a result, the providers regularly educate people on the importance of warming up and cooling down before and after exercise. 

If you suffer a sports injury and it interferes with your quality of life, your provider might recommend:

  • Physical therapy
  • Rest and elevation
  • Using mobility devices like a cane or crutches
  • At-home stretches and strengthening exercises
  • Pain medication

If these treatments don’t provide relief and your symptoms persist or get worse, surgery might be necessary. The providers at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, offer several types of orthopaedic surgery, including traditional open surgery and minimally invasive procedures. 

How can I reduce the need for sports medicine?

If you want to reduce the need for sports medicine, it’s important to wear the proper safety equipment and listen to your body. If a joint or muscle starts hurting while you’re working out or playing sports, take a time out. It’s better to listen to your body than it is to push through the pain and experience a potentially serious injury.

To learn more about the benefits of sports medicine, make an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, by calling the nearest office or using the online booking feature today. 

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