Sports Medicine


Sports Medicine is a growing area of healthcare and special services that focuses on applying medical and scientific knowledge to help manage, treat, and prevent injuries related to sport, exercise, or recreational activity.

Common Sports Injuries

Concussion- When the brain moves violently within the skull and causes severe head trauma.

Muscle Cramps- An involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.

ACL Sprains- The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a ligament involved in knee stabilization. An ACL rupture can occur when the foot is planted and the knee twists to change direction

Meniscal Tear- Among the most common knee injuries where a tear occurs in either of the two wedge shape pieces of cartilage between your thighbone and shinbone. Those who participate in high contact sports are among the highest at risk.

Patellar Tendon Tear- A common injury among middle aged people who play running or jumping sports. A tear occurs in the tendon that attaches the bottom of the kneecap to the top of the shinbone.

Ankle Sprain- Occurs when the ligaments that hold the ankle bones in place are overstretched.

Shin Splints- When the muscles of your lower leg that attach to the shin bone pull away from the bone or become inflamed from overuse.

Tennis Elbow- An inflammation caused from overuse of the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the forearm.

Rotator Cuff Tear- A common cause of pain and disability among adults caused by a tear in the network of four muscles and several tendons covering around the top of the upper arm bone.