Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Town Center Orthopaedics Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine doctors specialize in preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries that can impact people of all ages and physical activity levels. Whether you’re a professional athlete or simply enjoy staying active through sports or exercise, our specialists are trained to diagnose, manage, and treat both acute and chronic conditions caused by physical stress. They focus on injury-prevention strategies, as well as helping the body recover and heal after an injury has occurred.

If you’re looking for expert care and support for your sports-related injuries, Town Center Orthopaedics offers experienced sports medicine physicians who can help you on your journey to recovery and a more active lifestyle.

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Q & A

At Town Center Orthopaedics, our board-certified, fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians focus on preventing, diagnosing, and treating injuries due to sports or other energetic activities. We also work closely with physical therapists, athletic trainers, and team physicians to optimize your recovery.

How is sports medicine different from other medical fields?

Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that focuses on the prevention and treatment of injuries related to physical activities, such as running, playing sports, or exercising. It is distinct from other medical fields because it focuses on the diagnosis and management of both acute and chronic conditions that can result from participating in sports, exercising, or work.

Sports medicine also includes preventative measures to reduce the risk of certain injuries associated with physical activity. Additionally, sports medicine physicians are trained in evaluating biomechanical factors that may contribute to an athlete’s injury.

What conditions can sports medicine physicians treat?

Orthopedic sports medicine physicians are experts in treating all musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries, including:

  • Labral tears of the shoulder and hip, rotator cuff injuries, and ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) tears
  • Overuse injuries
  • Strains and sprains
  • Kneecap (prepatellar) bursitis
  • Shoulder instability
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tear
  • Runner’s knee (patellofemoral pain)
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

The Town Center Orthopaedics team has expertise in diagnosing and treating these and many other sports injuries. They also use their knowledge to help prevent these kinds of injuries. Our orthopedic surgeons have held team physician roles for U.S. Figure Skating, the Washington NFL football team, Special Olympics, Reston Triathlon, and several local high schools.

What treatments does sports medicine offer?

Depending on each patient’s case determines the treatment options for a sports injury, whether it be nonoperative or operative. In most cases, nonsurgical treatment will fix your injury. Physical therapy is often a very important component of this treatment. As a result, the orthopedic sports medicine team at Town Center Orthopaedics combines an extensive selection of physical therapies with the most innovative and advanced interventions. They have exceptional facilities providing services such as:

  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Trigger point dry needling
  • Sportsmetrics™
  • Functional movement assessment
  • Joint mobilization
  • Manual manipulation
  • Corrective exercise regimens
  • Walking and running mechanics
  • Balance training
  • Core stabilization
  • Sport taping
  • Splinting

In addition to active physical therapies, you might require a brace, orthotics, or passive treatments like therapeutic ultrasound. Your team at Town Center Orthopaedics can take care of it all for you.

What other interventions does sports medicine use?

When physical therapy isn’t enough, you can benefit from various other interventions.

Various injections, such as cortisone, gel injections, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) injections, and stem cells can sometimes be beneficial for reducing persistent tissue inflammation. Surgery also may be necessary. If so, skilled sports medicine surgeons have specialist training in performing minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopic approaches, that optimize your recovery.

How do I find sports medicine near me?

You can find Town Center Orthopaedics conveniently located across Virginia in Ashburn, Fairfax, Centreville, and Reston.

The Most Experienced Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialists in Virginia

Town Center Orthopaedics is a leading provider of high-quality, state-of-the-art orthopedic care for active people of all ages throughout Virginia. When you experience pain or problems from a sports injury or overuse, our specialists can provide the treatment you need to get back into the game or the life you love.

To schedule your evaluation with an orthopedics & sports medicine specialist, call us anytime at (571) 250-5422 or request an appointment online.

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