Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to seek help from a sports medicine professional. Sports medicine professionals treat people who participate in sports just for fun or want to get better results from their exercise program, patients who suffered injuries and want to regain full function and people who have disabilities and want to increase their mobility and capabilities.
They also care for patients who have overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel, stress fractures, muscle strains and tendonitis.
Treatments range from casts, physical therapy and rehabilitation to arthroscopic and reconstructive surgeries. Sports medicine physicians also offer assessment and treatment of musculoskeletal issues within the: