Sports participation is not just for the young but for the young at heart. Keeping yourself fit oftentimes means encountering injuries. Muscle strains, ligament and tendon tears and cartilage injuries may cause your play to deteriorate. Come see us regarding your sports related injuries for evaluation and management. We welcome all athletes, whether you are a golfer, football player, swimmer, martial artist, or even a competitive rower.
Comprehensive care and surgical treatment of sports-related injuries include:
- Shoulder care and arthroscopic surgery
- Advanced Golf Injury Care
- Advanced Hand and Wrist Care
- Arthroscopic knee repair
- Arthroscopic cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Ankle care and treatment
- Arthroscopic fracture management
- State of the art treatment for sprains and strains
This list is by no means comprehensive! Please give us a call even if you have another sports injury-related issue.
Sports medicine is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine and deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of injuries which result from some athletic activities or sports. It is a multidisciplinary field having many professionals such as doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, coaches and other personnel working towards restoring optimal function to the injured sportsman. Preventive care is an important aspect of sports medicine. Only in recent times has sports medicine emerged as a separate field of medicine and is rapidly evolving and growing with time. Nowadays, sports medicine is not only limited to athletes or professionals but also includes high school children, geriatric group or just about any individual who want to stay fit and participate in physical activity or various kinds of sports.
With an increasing awareness of the beneficial effects of physical exercise, the demand for sports physicians is also rapidly increasing.
Sports medicine as a branch of medical science also includes physical exercise and activity as a part of the program to improve stamina and performance for sports. Sports physicians are physicians who treat injuries of the bones, joints, muscles, and tendons. They work in hospitals, clinics as well as sports organizations. At Onto Orthopedics, Dr. Shawn Hayden is a Harvard trained expert with specialized training in sports medicine. He is meticulous and experienced with many years to his credit and has been practicing successfully in the Plano area in Dallas, Texas. He works as a team with medical experts to create a rehabilitative plan for athletes including
Computers, television and video games are major sources of entertainment for the present generation. Unfortunately, this often produces couch-potatoes. Adults and children alike are spending their free time indoors in front of the tv or computer screen. The generations before the creation of the internet believed an outdoor sport was not only recreational but also therapeutic. Outdoor sports can give the body needed physical strength, alleviate anxiety, improve one’s mood and encourage problem solving and leadership.
Just like all good things, outdoor sports come with their own set of problems too. They can result in injuries ranging from mild sprains/strains to severe disabling conditions. Some of the injuries resulting from outdoor sport activities are sprains, strains, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, torn ligaments like ACLs (Anterior Cruciate ligament of the knee), Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the arm, head injuries, severe concussions, backaches, fractured vertebrae of the spine, broken ribs or bones of the body and so on. Common outdoor sports that can lead to such injuries are soccer, basketball, cricket, football or rugby, skiing, running, among others.4
Playing sports is practically impossible without injuring yourself at some point of time. Some common indoor sports injuries include straining or spraining the ankle, hallux rigidus (the great toe joint can become rigid and cause severe pain), ruptured tendons or ligaments, tennis elbow, traumatic fractures, heel pain, Achilles tendon injuries, etc. Sports like basketball, bowling, badminton, squash, ice hockey, and figure skating are prone to produce injuries.
Treatment will depend on how severe the injury is and the part of the body affected. If an injury is not very severe, it can be treated at home using PRICE therapy.