Sports Medicine Injuries

Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic

General Orthopaedics & Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine located in Tazewell, TN

You don’t need to be an elite athlete to benefit from sports medicine. Sadril Mohammad, PA-C, and his team at Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic in Tazewell, Tennessee, offer comprehensive sports medicine services that can help your body function at its highest potential. Learn more during a face-to-face consultation, which can be booked online or over the phone today.

Sports Medicine Injuries Q & A

What is sports medicine? 

Sports medicine is an area of orthopaedic practice that focuses on preventing and treating injuries that stem from physical activity. An important aspect of sports medicine lies in preventing injury and helping enhance physical performance. 

Although the name implies that sports medicine is solely for athletes, these services can also treat issues that arise from something as simple as stepping off a curb the wrong way. You don’t need to be an athlete or fitness enthusiast to benefit from all that sports medicine has to offer. 

What should I do if I sustain a joint injury?

If you injure one or more joints while engaging in any form of physical activity, it’s important to immediately assess your condition. Look for signs of joint damage like swelling, tenderness, or changes in the color of your skin. 

Basic first aid for minor joint injuries centers on the RICE method. You should rest the joint and use ice packs to reduce swelling. Gentle compression with a bandage and elevating the affected area can also relieve pain and reduce swelling.

If you experience severe joint pain or your condition does not improve within 24-48 hours, call  Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic to schedule a diagnostic exam.

How can sports medicine enhance my performance? 

Whether you are a professional athlete, a weekend warrior, or just getting back into an exercise routine, sports medicine can help your body perform at peak levels. Sadril and his team can work with you to determine areas where improvements can be made. 

For some, making adjustments to form and technique can go a long way toward reducing the risk of injury. Even postural improvements can make a world of difference in how your body functions and feels. 

Others seek help in structuring a training or workout regimen that is challenging yet won’t overtax your musculoskeletal system. When it comes to physical performance, there is wisdom in the old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” 

If you’d like to learn more about the diagnostic and sports medicine services available through Tazewell Orthopaedic & Arthritis Clinic, call the office today to book a visit. Online scheduling is also available and allows you to schedule from the comfort of home, any time of day or night.