Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine located in Flemington, NJ, Bridgewater, NJ & Washington, NJ
Injuries that limit your ability to play the sport that you love can be frustrating, but also can lead to more prolonged, serious conditions if not properly diagnosed and treated early on. Our team of Sports Medicine Specialists at MidJersey Orthopaedics has vast experience treating athletes at all levels: recreational, club, grade school, high school, college, and professional. The practice has four convenient office locations in Flemington, Bridgewater and Washington, New Jersey. To receive an initial consultation and to begin your sports medicine journey, call or use the online booking tool today.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is Sports Medicine?
Sports Medicine professionals provide comprehensive health services for the care of athletes and active people of all ages and abilities. This includes education, prevention, research, performance improvement, and when necessary, diagnosis and treatment of injury.
What are Some Common Symptoms of Sports Injuries?
As you can imagine, symptoms can be extremely varied, but common ones include:
- Muscle Tightness
- Numbness or Tingling
- Decreased Performance Level
What are Some Common Sports Medicine Injuries?
- Cartilage Problems -
- Meniscus Cartilage
- Articular (Joint) Cartilage
- Ligament Sprains, including -
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Ankle Ligaments
- Elbow Ulnar Collateral Ligament (Tommy John Injury)
- Thumb Ligament (Skiier's Thumb)
- Joint Instability (Subluxations and Dislocations), including -
- Patella (kneecap)
- Muscle/Tendon Strains, including -
- Shin Splints
- Neck and Back Muscles
- Rotator Cuff Muscles/Tendons
- Hip Muscles
- Core Muscles/Sports Hernia
- Quadriceps Tendon
- Patella Tendon
- Achilles Tendon
- Bone Problems -
- Stress Response
- Stress Fracture
- Nerve Problems
What Can I Expect in a Sports Medicine Consultation?
Our Sports Medicine specialists will take a comprehensive history, perform an examination, usually take x-rays, and then have a detailed discussion with you that includes:
- The probable diagnosis
- Additional testing, if needed
- Treatment options
- Prevention of further problems
- Gradual return to sports protocol
We will offer to coordinate your recovery with your coaches and trainers, as indicated.
What are Sports Medicine Treatments?
The team at MidJersey Orthopaedics understands there is no one-size-fits-all approach to sports injuries. Depending on the type of sports injury that has been diagnosed and your particular needs, we may recommend any of the following treatments:
- Activity modification - reducing the frequency, duration, or intensity of participation
- Exercise programs
- Physical Therapy
- Nutrition guidance
- Ice or heat treatments
- Low-Level Laser Treatments (LLLT)
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
- Minimally invasive, including arthroscopic
- Traditional Open Surgery (if necessary)
Begin your journey towards prevention, treatment, and management of sports injuries at MidJersey Orthopaedics. Call or use the online booking tool today.
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