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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine services offered in Jacksonville and Middleburg, FL

Whether you play sports professionally or only on weekends, your risk of sports-related injuries increases. If your performance in the game is limited by continuous pain in your knees, back, or shoulders, the orthopedic specialists at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics can help. We specialize in nonsurgical treatments like regenerative medicine to deal with a wide range of sports injuries. Our team also offers minimally invasive surgery to repair fractures and soft-tissue tears that can’t heal on their own. Call our office in Jacksonville, Florida, to schedule a sports medicine consultation or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a focus of health care that addresses a wide range of injuries and conditions commonly seen in those who play sports.

Athletes at all levels experience pain, weakness, and mobility problems because of overuse injuries or sports-related conditions like:

  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Muscle strains
  • Meniscus tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears

At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics, our team offers resources to improve physical fitness, enhance sports performance, and lower the risk of sports injuries.

When do I need to see a sports medicine specialist?

Schedule a sports medicine consultation at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics without delay if you get hurt while training for or playing sports. Even if you don’t experience pain at the time of injury, underlying damage to your soft tissues and bones can cause pain and other symptoms later.

You also need a diagnostic evaluation if you have symptoms of a sports-related orthopedic injury affecting your joints, muscles, limbs, or spine. These symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Weakness or tingling
  • Limited range of motion

Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you suffer a head injury that bleeds or causes a loss of consciousness or a broken bone that protrudes through the skin.

What can I expect during a sports medicine consultation?

During your initial sports medicine consultation, we spend time reviewing your symptoms and discussing the nature of your injury. We complete a physical exam and may order X-rays or other diagnostic imaging to confirm your diagnosis.

If you suffer soft-tissue injuries like muscle strains or ligament sprains, you’ll need medication or ice or heat therapy to reduce the inflammation and pain. If you have a more severe soft-tissue injury, we may recommend corticosteroid injections or regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

Treating severe ligament tears or fractures could involve surgery. Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in minimally invasive techniques to repair damaged bones and tissues through tiny incisions.

Our team discusses all of your treatment options during your consultation so that you can make the most informed decision about your health. We can also recommend exercises and other therapies to reduce your risk of further sports injuries.

Call Integrity Spine & Orthopedics to schedule a sports medicine consultation or book an appointment online today.