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Sports Medicine Specialist

Urgently Ortho

Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Sports Medicine & Wellness Clinics located in Scottsdale, AZ

If you suffer from a sports-related muscle, joint, or bone injury and want to get back out on the field or court as quickly as possible, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Urgently Ortho can help. The medical staff there offers advanced sports medicine treatment at a state-of-the-art facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. Call Urgently Ortho to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is medical care related to sports and exercise injuries. Orthopaedic surgeons at Urgently Ortho received specialized training in sports medicine, wellness, and orthopaedic surgery. They care for children, teenagers, and adult athletes who’ve been injured playing sports, working, or exercising.

What are common sports injuries?

Providers at Urgently Ortho treat all sports-related injuries, and specialize in knee, shoulder, and elbow trauma. Examples of common sports injuries include:

  • Joint pain
  • Sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Stress fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Jumper’s knee
  • Concussions

If your sports injury is serious, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend orthopaedic surgery, but oftentimes an injury heals with only nonsurgical sports medicine treatment.

What is the treatment for sports injuries?

The sports medicine treatment your orthopaedic specialist recommends depends on the type and severity of your injury and may include:

Ice or heat

For minor sports injuries, your provider lets you know how to properly apply ice or heat to the injured area to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps joint and muscle injuries heal, regardless of whether or not you require orthopaedic surgery. Your doctor shows you which injury-specific strengthening and stretching exercises are appropriate for your injury.

Medical devices

Medical devices, such as braces, splints, boots, athletic tape, and kinesio tape, support injured muscles and joints during the healing process to avoid further damage or re-injury while you heal.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Your provider uses PRP from your own blood plasma, which contains 5 to 10 times as many growth factors as normal blood, and injects the PRP into injured muscles or joints to enhance healing.

Stem cell therapy

During stem cell therapy, your doctor injects amniotic fluid stem cells into the site of your injury to facilitate healing, reduce inflammation, and promote the growth of new tissue.

Hyaluronate injections

Hyaluronate is similar to substances naturally found in your joints. Hyaluronate injections lubricate the joints to ease osteoarthritis pain.

What is a sports physical?

Orthopaedic specialists at Urgently Ortho perform sports physicals as well. Your provider goes over your medical history, completes a head-to-toe examination, ensures you’re healthy enough to participate in sports then signs off on the appropriate paperwork.

When you’re ready to receive sports medicine care from the best orthopaedic surgeons in the Scottsdale area, call Urgently Ortho or book an appointment online today.