Sports Medicine Specialist

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc.

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialist located in San Diego, CA

Whether you’re a jogger or active in competitive sports, you want to stay free of injuries so you can keep doing the activities you love. The team at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. has cared for athletes and weekend warriors alike in the San Diego area since 1974. Their comprehensive sports medicine services include rehabilitation, medical coverage at sporting events, and an array of noninvasive and surgical treatments. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today to learn more about the benefits of sports medicine.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is designed to prevent and treat injuries that occur while exercising or playing sports. It also focuses on making sure you’re healthy enough to play sports.

With a team of experts who’ve treated athletes for more than four decades, the team at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. offers comprehensive sports medicine services, including:

  • Pre-participation physicals
  • Athletic medicine and rehabilitation
  • Treatment of extreme sports injuries
  • Surgical and nonsurgical care

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. also provides medical coverage for Olympic, professional, collegiate, and high school teams.

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries are divided into two types, acute and chronic. Acute injuries occur suddenly, such as with a sprained ankle. Chronic injuries, on the other hand, arise over a period of time.

The symptoms of an acute injury include:

  • Sudden, severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Being unable to place any weight on your ankle, knee, leg, or foot
  • Tenderness in the affected area
  • Not being able to move a joint normally

If you have a chronic injury, you may experience swelling or pain while playing or exercising, and may also feel a dull ache when you rest.

What injuries does sports medicine treat?

San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. treats any sports-related disorder affecting your musculoskeletal system. This includes, but isn’t limited to:

  • Knee ligament problems
  • Shoulder sprains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow
  • Shoulder instabilities and dislocations
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Knee instabilities
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Back sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures

The doctors at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. place a strong emphasis on prevention and rehabilitation, while also providing outpatient arthroscopic surgery and other procedures when more conservative measures have proven ineffective.  

What sports medicine treatments are available?

Your doctor at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. offers sports medicine treatments for common injuries such as sprained ankles, tendonitis, and more. Ranging from noninvasive to surgical, you can count on the practice for:

  • Extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT)
  • TOPAZ radiofrequency therapy
  • Total knee replacement surgery
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a competitive athlete, you can rely on the doctors at San Diego Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center, Inc. They’ve served on the national governing board for the national and Olympic volleyball teams and also acted as consultants and qualified examiners with the National Football League’s Player’s Retirement Program.

Call the office or schedule an appointment online today for expert sports medicine care.

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