Sports medicine is a medical specialty that helps athletes of all levels and capabilities prevent and recover from injuries, enabling them to perform at optimal levels. Sports medicine treatments and procedures are used to prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries that may interfere with sports or other physical activities. Sports medicine specialists help athletes at all levels of participation, from casual weekend athletes to student and professional athletes. Whether an athlete wants to improve performance or needs assistance in regaining full strength, flexibility, and range of motion, he or she can seek advice and care from a sports medicine specialist.
The physical strains of athletic activities are tough on the body. Sports injuries are usually strains or sprains that typically occur from either direct impact, contact with a hard object, or an indirect impact such as unnatural twisting or bending. Injuries related to repetitive impacts from jumping, running, or swinging a racquet are also common. Some of the most common sports injuries affecting the feet and ankles include:
Treatment for sports injuries depends on the condition. For example, sprains and strains are typically treated with an immobilizing device and advice to rest, elevate, and ice the injured body part. Doctors may suggest physical therapy to rebuild strength following an injury or to improve strength and flexibility to avoid injury in the first place. Patients can count on expert and customized care from the physicians at Express Family Clinic.
Express Family Clinic accepts all major insurances including United Health Care(UHC), Aetna, Cigna and Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), and most Marketplace plans. We also offer very competitive self-pay, out-of-pocket plans. Please call our office for more information.
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