Despite the many benefits of sports participation, there is also a risk of injury. Shoulders, knees and ankles are the most common body parts injured during sports activities.
Sports injuries can be classified into two categories: traumatic and overuse injuries. Traumatic injuries are sustained by sudden, high levels of stress on the body through impact or sudden changes in movement; injuries from overuse are sustained over a short or long period of time due to continuous use of body parts without enough time for recovery.
Common sports injuries seen by the Sports and Exercise Medicine physicians include:
- Joint injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Swollen muscles
- Tendon injuries
Our physicians are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sports-related injuries. A team approach is used to diagnose injuries and develop customized treatment plans. Our physicians also provide management of injuries and advice to patients and families of those who have children involved in sports.