Sports Medicine covers many musculoskeletal problems and pain.
They can be related to age-related degeneration or s specific injury and cover the following anatomical areas:
Every patient is different and treatment can be tailored to suit each patient and their individual needs. If you are after a particular type of treatment, please discuss this with our doctor at the time of your appointment.
Sports injuries occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising. Sports injuries can result from accidents, inadequate training, improper use of protective devices, or insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises.
The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.
The most common treatment recommended for injury is rest, ice, compression and elevation (RICE).
Some of the measures that are followed to prevent sports-related injuries include:
Some of the common sports injuries include:
Foot and ankle injuries include the injuries in the leg below the knee and they are common while playing sports such as football, hockey, skating and in athletes. Treatment for some of these conditions may be orthotics, braces, physical therapy, injections or surgery. Common sports injuries include sprains and strains, ankle fractures, and Achilles tendinitis.
Severe pain in shoulders while playing your favourite sports such as tennis, basketball and gymnastics may be because of a torn ligament in shoulder or shoulder dislocation. These may be caused by overuse of shoulder while playing sports. Simple pain or acute injuries may be treated with conservative treatment and chronic injuries may require surgical treatment.
Fractures of the femur bone, labral tear and hip dislocation are some of the common sports injuries affecting the hip. Hip joint bears more weight and is more susceptible for injuries while playing sports. Hip injuries require immediate medical intervention to avoid further complications. Rehabilitation programs and physical therapy is often recommended following the medical intervention where you need to perform certain exercises to strengthen the muscles and improve the movements.
An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizing ligament in the knee which may tear with overuse of knee for playing sports. The ACL has poor ability to heal and may cause instability. Other common sports injuries in knee are cartilage damage and meniscal tear. Knee injuries of sports may require surgical intervention that can be performed using open surgical or minimally invasive technique. Your surgeon will recommend you for physical therapy to strengthen your muscles, improve elasticity and improve the movements of the bones and joints.
This is a derivative of your own blood, spun down in a centrifuge in a special test tube to separate the PRP from the red cells and other blood products, this can then be injected into osteoarthritic knees to try to reduce pain and inflammation and improve function.
It is contra-indicated in people with active cancers, and better avoided if on stronger blood thinners.
The results are variable some trials reporting improvement in up to 90% improvement for periods of up to a year. It does not reverse or cure arthritis but may help the pain and delay need for other treatments such as joint replacement.