Sports place a great strain on many areas of the body, including the knees, ankles, shoulders, and back. At our orthopedic center, our doctors have experience caring for both adults and children who suffer from sports injuries. Each age group, activity level, and sporting interest requires a different care focus and treatment plan that is tailored to the individual.
Some of the most common sports injuries in both adults and children are:
- Sprains – a torn or stretched ligament
- Dislocations – the ends of the bones are forced away from their normal positions
- Fractures – a break or crack in the bone
Our doctors work to find minimally-invasive treatment methods in order to provide effective care with no lengthy recovery times. In many cases, surgery can be avoided altogether. Some effective non-surgical treatment methods for sports injuries are rest, physical therapy, compression, and ice therapy.