Sports Injury Care
Sports Medicine Naples, FL
Athletes of all stripes – professionals, amateurs, weekend warriors – need medical attention from time to time. But even without an injury, most people who regularly engage in competitive sport may find themselves wishing they were able to carry out their movements more efficiently and effectively, without causing their bodies harm.
That’s where sports medicine comes in.
Sports medicine providers include physicians, physical therapists, and others focused on treating sports injuries, restoring function so athletes can return to their sport, optimizing their athletic performance, and preventing future injury. The providers at the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida, are specially trained to address these issues and more, including a sports medicine specialist.
Treating Sports Injuries
The sports medicine team at the Joint Replacement Institute has experience treating almost any type of sports injury you can think of. Some of the most common sports injuries we treat include:
- Superior capsular ligament reconstruction
- Shoulder dislocation
- AC joint reconstruction
- PRP injections
- Shoulder and knee arthroscopy
- Patellar and quadriceps tendon repair
- Shoulder replacement
- Labral repair
- Clavicle fracture
- ACL repair versus reconstruction
- MCL repair
- Meniscus repair
- Patellar dislocation
- Fractures and dislocations
- Ligament disruptions
- Knee injuries like a torn meniscus or ACL tear
- Muscle strains
- Repetitive stress disorders
- Shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Ankle sprains
Your treatment options will depend on the nature of your injury and extent of your pain or other symptoms. In some cases, conservative treatment may be all you need to help your body heal. Other times, orthopedic surgery may be required before you are able to get back into the game.
Whether your treatment involves surgery or more conservative therapies, restoring your body’s ability to move as it should is an important part of your rehab. This typically involves some type of physical therapy program, depending on the type and extent of your injury as well as your individual recovery goals. Your customized therapy plan will include specific methods to help you regain the strength and endurance you need to return to your sport.
Optimizing Athletic Performance
Body mechanics – the way you move – has a lot to do with how efficiently and effectively you are able to move and carry out specific tasks. This includes paying attention to your gait, posture, coordination, stamina, and other factors. Proper body mechanics can help you optimize your athletic performance and minimize the chance of injury. The sports medicine team at the Joint Replacement Institute can help you do just that.
This is not just for athletes, either. This type of medical care can help anyone who exercises often or performs physically demanding jobs, especially if there is a lot of repetitive strain involved.
Preventing Future Injury
Injury prevention is top-of-mind during every step of your treatment and recovery at the Joint Replacement Institute. It is just one of many considerations when deciding on your treatment plan. Physical therapy may focus on conditioning you for your specific sport, with an eye toward avoiding the same type of injury in the future. And optimizing how you are performing your movements can help you excel during athletic competitions without putting your body at risk.
Contact the Sports Medicine Physicians at Joint Replacement Institute
No matter the sport or activity you engage in, if you’re in need of fast, professional treatment and rehabilitation, look no further than the Joint Replacement Institute in Naples, Florida where orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Wallace specializes in sports medicine. Call (239) 261-2663 to make an appointment to see Dr. Wallace about your injury. You can also request an appointment now.