Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center
Orthopedic Surgery located in Henderson, NV & Las Vegas, NV
The board-certified sports medicine providers at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center use state-of-the-art technology and treatments to help you prevent injuries and optimize performance. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a more serious competitor, the experienced orthopedic team helps you get back to the field, pitch, or court following injury. Call the Henderson or Las Vegas, Nevada, office or use the online booking agent to schedule your sports medicine consultation.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a multidisciplinary field involving physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and other health care professionals who are trained in the diagnosis, treatment, research, education, and prevention of athletic injuries.
The sports medicine providers at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center diagnose and treat sports injuries for a wide variety of athletes, ranging from those on professional teams to dancers, gymnasts, acrobats, and adolescents.
Using state-of-the-art surgical techniques and specialized treatments, our sports medicine specialists provide you with the quality health care you can trust.
When should I see a sports medicine specialist?
If you have an injury related to sports performance, you should see a sports medicine specialist. This could be an acute injury caused during practice or play, or a chronic injury that has developed over a longer period and is interfering with your performance.
The experienced team at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center evaluates and treats a wide variety of sports injuries, including:
- Sprains and strains
- Joint pain, including the knee and shoulder
- Back pain
If you have swelling, joint bruising, deformity at a joint, or limited range of motion, make an appointment with one of the sports medicine specialists at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center.
Letting pain and dysfunction linger can lead to more serious complications.
What types of treatments are part of sports medicine?
The first step in sports medicine treatment is evaluating and diagnosing your injury. This usually requires screening tests, like X-rays, MRIs, blood tests, and musculoskeletal ultrasounds.
These tests can also find any imbalances in your biomechanics that may be contributing to your pain and compromised range of motion.
Common sports medicine treatments include:
- Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
- Immobilization in a cast or brace
- Physical therapy
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen
- Corticosteroid injections
If you have an injury that requires surgery, the board-certified team at Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center uses only the most advanced techniques to help you get back to your sport as quickly as possible.
If you or a loved one needs sports medicine care, call Nevada Orthopedic & Spine Center today or use the online tool to book an appointment.