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    Sports Medicine

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    Participating in sports is a great way to keep healthy and active, but it can also be hard on the body. Sports medicine physicians have specialized training in the treatment and prevention of sports-related injuries and conditions. These specialists can provide care for everyone from the dedicated athlete to the weekend warrior.

    Common examples of musculoskeletal concerns treated by sports medicine specialists include:

    • Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries or fractures)
    • Overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff and other forms of tendinitis, stress fractures)

    Non-musculoskeletal concerns that can be addressed by sports medicine specialists include:

    • Injury prevention
    • Concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) and other head injuries
    • Athletes with chronic or acute illness (including asthma and diabetes)
    • Exercise prescription for patients who want to increase their fitness levels
    • “Return to play” decisions for the sick or injured athlete
    • Recommendations on safe strength-training and conditioning exercises

    Sports Medicine providers specialize in non-surgical treatment of sports-related injuries and conditions. When surgery is the appropriate treatment, the sports medicine specialist can guide referrals to orthopedic surgeons and physical and occupational therapies.