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Sports Medicine

Primary Care, Pain Management & Podiatry located in Mesa, Avondale, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, and Surprise, AZ

Sports Medicine

Being active in sports is a great way to maintain your physical fitness. If an injury takes you out of the game, you can rely on the sports medicine services available at HealthyU Clinics to support your recovery. At the offices in Surprise, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Phoenix, and Avondale, Arizona, the orthopedic specialists make superior health care available to amateur and professional athletes. They manage sports injuries from head to toe so you can safely return to the sport you love. Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule a sports medicine consultation or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a healthcare field focusing on acute and chronic musculoskeletal issues that can affect athletes at all levels.

HealthyU Clinics have in-house orthopedic specialists that diagnose and treat various sports-related injuries and conditions. The providers also offer a range of resources that you can use to optimize your performance in your favorite sport.

When should I consider a sports medicine consultation?

You can schedule a sports medicine consultation at HealthyU Clinics if you can’t treat a sports-related injury or condition on your own with rest and over-the-counter medications.

The providers also recommend that you seek a sports medicine evaluation any time you experience an injury during sports. Even if you don’t experience symptoms right away, untreated sports injuries can worsen over time and lead to additional health complications.

Diagnostic and treatment services are available for a variety of sports injuries, including:

  • Stress fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Muscle sprains
  • Ligament strains
  • Soft tissue tears
  • Inflammatory conditions like bursitis and tendinitis

The providers also have experience managing repetitive use injuries that are common in certain sports, including runner’s knee, golfer’s elbow, and swimmer’s shoulder. These conditions occur when you overuse your muscles, and small tears develop in your soft tissues.

What can I expect during a sports medicine evaluation?

During your sports medicine evaluation at HealthyU Clinics, the providers spend time learning more about your injury, overall physical health, and the symptoms you have. They complete a physical exam and may order lab work and diagnostic imaging tests of joints and soft tissues.

Based on the results of your exam and tests, sports medicine specialists customize a care plan to quickly relieve your symptoms and prevent your injury from worsening. They take an integrative approach to treatment and may recommend one or more therapies like:

  • Bracing
  • Activity modifications
  • Physical therapy
  • Injection therapy
  • Lifestyle and diet changes

If non-surgical strategies aren’t working well, your physician can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon to repair damaged bones and soft tissues.

The providers can also recommend strategies you can use to warm up properly before sports participation and enhance your performance in the game. They continue to monitor your recovery during follow-up visits in-office and through the online telehealth platform, so you know when it’s safe for you to return to playing the sports you love.

Call the HealthyU Clinics office near you to schedule a sports medicine consultation or book an appointment online today.