Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine Treatment

It takes a lot for an athlete to remain at a high level of performance. There’s a lot of training that goes into athletics, but it’s so easy to be knocked off from your peak physical level. Injuries happen all the time. Some are freak accidents, while others happen as the result of a buildup of small, nagging problems or wear and tear over a long period of time. Sports medicine is the best way to treat these nagging injuries and keep you at the top of your game.

Sports medicine is the treatment of injuries that happen as the result of a sporting event or exercise. Sports medicine professionals include doctors, therapists and trainers. These professionals specialize in handling sports injuries and provide the treatment that helps get athletes back into top shape. Most sports medicine treatments include use of conditioning and rehabilitation. They also promote the use of physical activity and exercise to prevent future happening.

Anyone who participates in physical activities, whether it is a professional athlete or a homeowner working on a project in the backyard, can use the help of sports medicine. Signs of sport injuries include joint pain and stiffness, as well as more obvious needs for treatment like knee, leg, shoulder, neck and back injuries.

Sports medicine treatment can be provided by physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and surgeons. They can treat athletes of all ages. Their main goals are to help athletes return from injury or help them stay in tip-top shape as they age. They also help to prevent future injuries. Many of the injuries doctors will focus on in sports medicine include muscle, ligament and tendon injuries like pulls and tears, as well as bone breaks, dislocations and sprains. Concussion awareness is also a huge point of interest in sports medicine. Doctors can treat illnesses that have a negative effect on your performance, like diabetes and asthma, as well as provide nutrition advice and a regular exercise regimen.

Sports medicine physicians provide both long and short-term treatments for athletic injuries. The many benefits to sports medicine treatment are that they help diagnose and fix injuries, restore you back to a high athletic level and keep you athletically fit for the long-term.

Ask about sports medicine treatment as well as physical therapy at one of Renue Physical Therapy’s nine locations in the state of Michigan. We have locations in Ann Arbor, Bay City, Saginaw, Bridgeport, Flint, Freeland, Midland and Shields.
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