Understanding the Specialty of Sports Medicine

Understanding the Specialty of Sports Medicine

You enjoy an active lifestyle, whether it’s for the physical challenge, the release of stress and anxiety, the camaraderie, or all three. We applaud your desire to partake in sports and our job, as sports medicine and orthopaedic specialists, is to make sure you’re able to stay in the game.

To that end, the team here at Genesis Orthopaedic and Spine offers comprehensive sports medicine and sports injury services. To give you an idea about what our goals are, we outline some of the ways sports medicine can benefit you.

What is a sports medicine specialist?

Our team of orthopaedic specialists not only has an in-depth understanding of the human musculoskeletal system, but several members of our team specialize in the treatment and prevention of sports injuries. Our providers have received additional training in the field of sports medicine that helps them address the unique issues that arise when it comes to active lifestyles.

One of our goals in sports medicine is to find ways to strengthen your body, especially after an injury, so you can remain active while avoiding re-injury. To accomplish this, we prefer to turn to nonsurgical solutions, and we rely heavily on physical therapy and regenerative medicine. We also offer a wide range of other treatment options, including TenJet, joint injections, and viscosupplementation.

Common sports injuries

To give you an idea of the types of sports injuries that we routinely treat, the following are some of the more common:

As you can imagine, the demands you place on your body, especially your joints, when you partake in sports leaves you more vulnerable to injury.

Prevention is part of the plan

While we excel in treating sports injuries, we also emphasize injury prevention as part of a solid sports medicine practice.

If, for example, your knee starts to feel a little achy after a game of tennis, our sports medicine specialist can quickly identify the brewing problem and help you take the steps necessary, such as a joint injection, to prevent a much larger injury from developing.

In other words, our goal is to keep you in the game when possible, not on the bench nursing a sports injury.

Getting back to the game

If you do incur an injury while playing sports, our specialists understand that you’re not keen on being sidelined.

We do everything in our power to help you heal quickly, but also in a way that helps you avoid re-injury in the future. A big factor in this are our physical therapy services. Through a targeted strengthening and range-of-motion program, combined with regenerative medicine, we help you heal in a way that results in a quick, safe return to sports.

Of course, we ask that you exercise patience and not push yourself during this time. Rest assured, we’re with you every step of the way, guiding you through your recovery and back onto the field, court, track, or wherever you enjoy being active.

If you have more questions about sports medicine, we invite you to contact one of our offices in Westfield or West Orange, New Jersey, to schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine specialists.

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