Sports Injury Information

Participating in sports can sometimes lead to injury. With proper exercise, stretching and conditioning, there are steps you can take to help prevent these injuries. Further, many minor sports injuries heal on their own with appropriate rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medication.

However, if the injury is moderate, patients may need to begin a course of non-surgical therapy which may include sports massage, physical therapy and, possibly, injections.

In the most severe cases, sports injuries may require surgical intervention. The most common sports injuries requiring surgery include fractured bones, ligament tears such as the ACL, cartilage damage in the knees (meniscus tears) and rotator cuff tears. These can be treated, often using minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques, by an experienced orthopedic surgeon. In many cases, after appropriate rehabilitation, the patient can return to their former level of activity.