West Tennessee Bone & Joint, P.C. provides high-quality sports medicine for patients of all ages and activity levels. With an emphasis on injury prevention and specialized rehabilitation, we offer comprehensive sports medicine care at 11 convenient locations in Union City, Trenton, Selmer, Paris, Lexington, Huntingdon, Dyersburg, and two offices each in Jackson and Martin. If you or a loved one needs sports medicine, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a branch of health care that centers on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of athletic injuries. Getting regular exercise is a fundamental part of a healthy life, but it’s common for injuries to occur during sports and physical activities.
From acute trauma like a fall or a direct blow to overuse injuries that result from repetitive stress, the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. provides complete sports medicine care.
What does a sports medicine specialist do?
From treating complex joint and soft tissue disorders to simple sprains and strains, the specialists at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. have experience in treating the full spectrum of sports-related injuries. They use the most advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatments available.
They also understand the importance of proper training and conditioning for injury prevention. Your sports medicine specialist designs an individualized program to optimize your performance and facilitate your return to your sport.
When should I see a sports medicine specialist?
You should see the sports medicine team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. any time you suspect you have a sports injury. Signs and symptoms of a sports injury may include pain and swelling, reduced range of motion, and bruising or deformity.
What are common sports injuries?
The team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. treats a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions, including:
- Fractures and dislocations
- Sprains and strains
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Meniscus tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Knee injuries
- Elbow injuries
Some types of sports injuries happen suddenly and cause intense pain, while others start out mild and worsen with continued activity.
What are common sports medicine treatments?
Your West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. specialist creates an individualized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, sports medicine treatment may include:
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Casting or bracing
- Custom orthotics
When surgery is necessary, your provider uses minimally invasive techniques like arthroscopy whenever possible.
For the highest-quality care in sports medicine, call West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C., or book an appointment online today.