Sports Medicine Specialist

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Neurosurgery & Nutrition Located in Huntsville, Madison, Athens & Decatur, AL

Whether you’re a professional, a keen amateur, or someone who likes to stay physically active, sports injuries are a potential hazard. SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center is an exceptional orthopedic practice serving the communities of Huntsville, Madison, Athens, and Decatur, Alabama, where board-certified sports medicine specialists provide a full range of services for sports injuries and degenerative conditions. Call SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center today to find out more or use the online form to book an appointment.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is all about the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of sports-related injuries and other conditions that affect your sporting performance.

The sports medicine specialists at SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center can help you with all your sporting injuries, whether they’re acute issues like broken bones and torn ligaments, overuse injuries, or degenerative joint disease.

The team members have particular expertise in managing conditions affecting the:

  • Knee
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Foot
  • Ankle

You don’t need to be a competitive athlete to take advantage of the SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center’s sports medicine facilities. The team welcomes everyone from high school and college athletes to weekend warriors and people who enjoy an active lifestyle. 

Whatever your circumstances, SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center can get you fit and well so you can continue to enjoy the activities you love.

What sorts of injuries do sports cause?

Some of the more common sports-related injuries are ligament sprains and tendon or muscle strains. Sports injuries the SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center team treats most often include:

  • ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • Cartilage injuries
  • Collateral ligament tears (MCL and LCL)
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Hip injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Hip and shoulder labral tears
  • Meniscus tears
  • Patella (knee cap) dislocation
  • Overuse injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
 

These kinds of injuries can happen to anyone, regardless of their age or fitness level.

How are sports injuries treated?

Sports injury treatment can vary according to the type of injury, how bad it is, and other factors like your age and how important it is to regain full function. For example, an ACL tear can destabilize the knee, but for an older person who isn’t very active, bracing and physical therapy might be sufficient.

On the other hand, if you’re a keen sports participant, you’re going to want to have your knee as good as new. That could involve surgery to graft a piece of tendon from another part of your leg, or possibly a donor, onto the damaged ligament to repair it.

Almost all sports injuries benefit from physical therapy, and SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center has physical therapy centers at its Huntsville and Madison, Alabama, locations that specialize in physical therapy programs for sports injuries.

They have licensed physical therapists who have specialist skills in using cutting edge technologies like Cybex Isokinetic strength testing as well as functional capacity evaluation, impairment ratings, and decompression therapy.

SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center also provides a full range of other treatments for sports injuries, from joint injections and trigger point injections to complex surgeries.

If you have a problem that’s interfering with your ability to play sports, call SportsMED Orthopedic Surgery & Spine Center today or book an appointment online.