Often referred to as sport and exercise medicine, sports medicine is the combination of physical therapy, surgeries, and internal medicine to treat sports injuries. Athletes are at risk for injury regardless of the sport they play. At Midwest Bone and Joint Center, it’s our priority to bring injured athletes back to pre-injury form. In fact, you’re likely to find our staff serving as athletic trainers at many varsity sporting events.SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT
Treatment plans may include the services of other doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. Your diagnosis and the treatments offered by MWBJC will determine your treatment plan and the extent of your providers.
The RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) method is common amongst sports injuries for treating less severe injuries, while others may require rehabilitation, physical therapy, bracing, and surgery. Sports medicine doctors can be specialized in that they do not perform surgery or do rehabilitation services. Some injuries require Orthopedic surgeons.
Arthrocentesis - the removal of fluid from an injured joint to test for infection.
Guidelines on exercise and training such as stretching, cardio, or traditional strength training.
Healthy lifestyle plans.
Medications i.e. steroid injection and anti-inflammatory medicines.
Sports nutrition guidance
Sports team healthcare
Stabilization and initial treatment