Sports Medicine

Active athletes, whether they’re dabblers, weekend warriors, or pros, increase their risk of injury just by engaging in sport. Sports medicine refers to the practice of treating athletic injuries - particularly those affecting the musculoskeletal system - and rehabilitating/conditioning athletes to perform to the best of their ability.

Certain sport activities are especially hard on the large joints, such as the knee, shoulder, and elbow. Baseball players –especially pitchers – use their arms to throw the ball at great velocity and are susceptible to shoulder and elbow injuries such as inflammation, cartilage wear, bone spurs, a torn or diseased rotator cuff, and tearing of the medial collateral ligament (MCL). Similarly, baseball, basketball, soccer, and football players fall victim to sprains, concussion, wrist and finger injuries, and knee problems such as a torn meniscus or anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.

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