Sports Medicine

Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group

Orthopaedic Surgery & Physical Therapy located in Long Beach, CA

Whether you injured your knee while shooting hoops with your friends or you’re experiencing heel pain that’s interrupting your marathon training, you may benefit from an evaluation from the sports medicine specialists at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group in Long Beach, California. Sports injuries require specialized care to promote healing and prevent a recurrence of the injury. To schedule an appointment with the sports medicine specialists, call the office today or request an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty aimed at managing the health and injuries of those who lead an active lifestyle. The experienced team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group has undergone additional training so they could manage sports-related injuries, as well as the general health of those who like to push their bodies to the limit.

What types of injuries benefit from sports medicine?

The orthopaedic team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group specializes in the diagnosis and management of any injury that affects the musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, muscles, ligaments, joints, cartilage, and tendons. Whether from an unexpected injury or overuse, athletes are especially vulnerable to injuries to the musculoskeletal system.

Some of the most common injuries the sports medicine specialists manage at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Heel pain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee pain
  • Back pain
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Fractures

No matter the sports injury you’re experiencing, the team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group can help.

What can I expect during a sports medicine evaluation?

The experienced team at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group excels at conducting comprehensive sports medicine examinations when you come in with concerns regarding a sports injury. During your evaluation, your specialist reviews your symptoms, the cause of your injury, and conducts a physical exam. Diagnostic testing, such as an X-ray or MRI, may help further assess the injury.

 

After your evaluation, your specialist devises an individualized treatment plan to help support the healing process. Your treatment plan may include:

  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Over-the-counter pain medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Conservative measures are preferred, but depending on your injury and your response to conservative treatments, surgery may be needed to repair any damage. 

How long will it take me to recover from my injury?

Recovery time from a sports injury varies from person to person. Your sports medicine specialist at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group knows better than anyone how important it is for you to get back to your sport or activity, so they develop a plan that helps you heal as quickly and safely as possible. Additionally, your sports medicine specialist provides guidelines and exercises to help prevent another injury.

For management of your sports injury from the sports medicine specialists at Memorial Orthopaedic Surgical Group, call the office today or request an appointment online.