Sports Medicine Specialist

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine -  - Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics & Pain Management Specialists located in Chevy Chase, MD & Greenbelt, MD

At APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine, sports medicine is a major focus. The highly skilled experts offer full-spectrum multidisciplinary care that guides you through every part of recovery, from the moment you’re injured until your back in action. There are two offices in Chevy Chase and Greenbelt, Maryland, so call either one or use the online scheduler to arrange your appointment now.

Sports Medicine Q & A

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What is a sports injury?

A sports injury occurs during sporting activity, and it can affect any part of your musculoskeletal system. Sports injuries affect either hard or soft tissue. Hard tissue includes your bones and the bony part of your joints. Soft tissue includes muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. 

What are the most common sports injuries today?

There are many common sports injuries, including:

  • Pulled muscles
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Runner’s knee
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis

Each of these sports injuries has its own set of symptoms, and there are also many other kinds of sports injuries. Pain, stiffness, and inhibited range-of-motion are all common in sports injuries. 

What causes sports injuries?

 

Sports injuries frequently occur when you collide with someone or experience another form of trauma. Overuse injuries are quite common as well. A few examples of overuse injuries include runner’s knee, Achilles tendinitis, and swimmer’s shoulder. 

 

Some factors that can increase your risk of a sports injury include poor form, improper training, and failure to stretch before starting physical activity. 

Technically, you can sustain a sports injury when you're not even participating in sports. For instance, if your ankle gives out while you're descending a staircase, you can sprain a ligament, which is in the sports injury category. 

What does sports injury recovery involve?

APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine offers genuinely full-scale care for sports injuries. The team manages every part of your recovery, from start to finish, in their state-of-the-art office facilities. Your recovery plan may include:

 

  • Physical therapy
  • Cold laser therapy
  • BioWavePENS treatment
  • Acupuncture 
  • Cryotherapy
  • Regenerative medicine including stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
  • Steroid and anesthetic injections
  • Regenerative medicine injections
  • Surgery such as vertebroplasty or laminectomy

These are only a fraction of the treatment options available in the APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine offices. The team of sports medicine specialists coordinates your care, allowing for great treatment synergy and optimal results for you. 

This multidimensional approach to customized sports injury treatments allows you to reestablish your health, recover your function, and improve your wellness. 

The APMI Orthopaedics, Sports Health & Regenerative Medicine team is here for you, so don’t delay in getting the personalized treatment you need. Phone the office in your area or book an appointment online now.