Athletes run the risk of over-exerting themselves, leading to damaged muscles and joints. The overuse of body parts increases the risk of injuries including ligament tears, fractures, and joint dislocations. These sorts of injuries require special care and treatment by healthcare professionals specializing in sports medicine. At The Woodlands Sports Medicine Centre, our trained staff and experienced orthopedic surgeons offer a wide variety of services that range from diagnosing ailments to treatment and rehabilitation.
Sports injuries can occur when playing sports or participating in any kind of physical activity, such as exercising. They can result from sports-related accidents, improper training, inadequate use of protective devices or equipment, and insufficient stretching or warm-up exercises. The most common sports injuries are sprains and strains, fractures, and dislocations.
The most common treatment recommended for injury is what is known as the R.I.C.E. method: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
Foot and Ankle
Some of the most common injuries and ailments are centered in the foot and ankle areas. Injuries such as ankle fractures, Achilles Tendon ruptures, ankle sprains, and plantar fasciitis require the assistance of a qualified doctor to treat, and we have a team of dedicated professionals ready to help. Whether you want to pursue non-invasive routes such as medication, physical therapy, or bracing, or you need to take more serious surgical action, our team is ready to take it all on.
Many of our patients are candidates for joint replacement surgery. The need for this procedure most often comes from injury, age, or medical causes of joint pain, such as arthritis and osteoporosis. There are a variety of options when it comes to joint replacement surgery, including total and partial replacement surgery.
Diagnostic and X-Ray Facilities
Diagnostic X-rays, or radiographs, are a form of patient care that is noninvasive and virtually painless. They’re most often used as a way to diagnose disease and monitor treatment progress. Diagnostic radiology is used to identify a wide array of conditions such as heart disease, broken bones, blood clots, and gastrointestinal issues. X-rays are most often the first step of identification for potential health concerns.
Ailments of the spine require a medical professional for all care due to the immense importance of the area. Mistreatment of the spine can lead to total immobilization, and therefore it deserves only the best. For back pain, neck pain, vertebral fractures, spine injections, spine trauma, and other related issues, consult a sports medicine specialist or orthopedic surgeon.
Bracing and Orthotics
Orthotic braces are devices used to offer support to body parts that have been weakened by injury or to protect areas that have been recently operated on. While most braces are only used on a temporary basis to relieve pain and promote healing, certain types of braces can be used to treat or relieve pain from long term or chronic conditions.
Hand and Wrist
The Woodlands also treats issues concerning the hand and wrist, including but not limited to trigger finger, Dupuytren’s Contracture, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Whether it be a bracing, therapeutic, or a surgical fix, tackle your hand and wrist pain with our team.
Fractures and Trauma
A fracture is an injury wherein there is either a partial or complete break in a bone. Accidents that exert too much force on a bone or medical conditions that weaken the density of the bone can be to blame for many fractures. Immediately after a bone is fractured, it is necessary to seek medical treatment in order to ensure proper healing.
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- Sports Medicine
- Foot and Ankle
- Bracing and Orthotics
- Joint Replacement
- Hand and wrist
- Diagnostic and X-ray facilities
- Fractures and Trauma