Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Columbia, SC

What is Sports Medicine?

Sports Medicine is a field of medicine that focuses on the treatment and prevention of injuries resulting from participation in athletic activities. For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, these injuries can disrupt day-to-day life by causing pain and discomfort during daily activities.

Sports Medicine Injuries

Sports Medicine injuries can include:

  • Fractures and Stress Fractures
  • Tendonitis
  • Knee & Shoulder Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Ligament Tears
At Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, our goal is simple. We want to get you back in your best shape in the safest and quickest way possible.

Sports Medicine Team

Our team of doctors who work in sports medicine are board-certified in orthopedics and specialize in sports medicine. This team may also include:

  • Physical therapists – To help our patients recover and gain strength after injuries
  • Certified athletic trainers – To help offer exercises to increase strength and develop programs to increase a patient’s potential in the sport they play, as well as prevent future injuries
  • Registered dietitians – Can help with weight gain or loss, as well as assist with diet to improve how your body is functioning

Sports Medicine Treatment in Mid-South Carolina

Our team of physicians and physical therapists is proud to work with athletes of every level, from weekend warriors to high school athletes, and everything in between. Our Sports Medicine doctors cover a wide variety of conditions, treatments, and procedures including:

  • Arthroscopy of Shoulder, Hip, and Knee
  • Knee Surgeries : ACL, PCL, and Reconstructive Surgeries
  • Ligament and Joint Reconstruction
  • Muscle Sprains and Strain Treatments
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Dislocations
  • “Tommy John” Surgery

At Midlands Orthpaedics & Neurosurgery, our physicians are prepared to assist you in returning to the sport and activities you love. Schedule your consultation today.

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

It’s fun to play sports, go to the gym, and work out every day, but it’s not fun to get hurt. There are many ways to keep yourself from getting injured so you can keep doing your hobbies. Here are some tips to keep you going:

  • Wear protective gear – Protective gear is anything you wear during your sport or activity that can help keep you from getting hurt. The gear you wear depends on what you do. A helmet is one of the most common pieces of equipment to help avoid head injuries, it is vital to wear a helmet that fits well and is made for the activity
  • Properly warm up and cool down – It’s not good for your muscles and joints to play or work out immediately without warming up first. Before you play, you should always warm up your muscles with a light jog and some warm-up exercises. After you play or work out, you should do some cool-down exercises and stretches to properly relax your muscles
  • Know the rules – If your favorite thing to do is a sport, you should know the rules to keep yourself from getting hurt. When everyone knows how to play, they know what to expect from each other, which can help prevent mistakes that can lead to injuries
  • Watch out for others – One way to look out for other people is to talk to them on the field, on the court, or even when you’re out for a run or bike ride. Protecting others or just being considerate can go a long way
  • Don’t play with an injury – If you love sports and being active, it can be tempting to get back to it right away after getting hurt. It is very important that you don’t do this until you are physically ready to

At Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, our goal is simple. We want to get you back in your best shape in the safest and quickest way possible. Our physicians will walk next to you through every step of your healing journey, beginning with your first appointment.

If you have a sports injury that you’d like one of our Sports Medicine physicians to help you with, call to schedule an appointment at 803-256-4107.