Sports Medicine Specialist

ROC Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery located in Tualatin, OR & Oregon City, OR

Whether you participate in an organized sport or just live an active lifestyle, regular exercise and physical activity increase your risk of injury. At ROC Orthopedics in Tualatin and Oregon City, Oregon, the orthopedic experts include sports medicine specialists. The sports medicine physicians provide innovative treatments for sports injuries and work with athletes and active individuals to prevent injuries. To schedule a sports medicine appointment at ROC Orthopedics, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a specialized area of medical care focusing on the health and well-being of active individuals. Regular exercise offers many health benefits; however, physical activity also increases your risk of injury. 

The sports medicine physicians at ROC Orthopedics are experts at treating and preventing sports-related injuries. 

Who benefits from sports medicine?

Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes. Sports medicine benefits anyone who lives an active lifestyle or develops an injury during physical activity.

The sports medicine experts at ROC Orthopedics diagnose and treat sports injuries that affect any part of your body. They also provide evaluations and personalized programs for active individuals that want to prevent a sports-related accident. 

What are common sports-related injuries?

ROC Orthopedics is a full-service orthopedic practice providing care for injuries and diseases that affect any part of your musculoskeletal system. These may include your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

Common sports-related injuries the orthopedic surgeons treat at ROC Orthopedics include:

  • Stress fractures in the feet or ankles
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tear
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Joint dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Muscle strains
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Shin splints

Sports injuries may occur after a bad fall or heavy tackle. However, not warming up, overtraining, or misusing equipment may also lead to an injury.

What can I expect during a sports medicine consultation?

You can expect an in-depth evaluation during a sports medicine consultation at ROC Orthopedics. During your consultation, your provider asks detailed questions about your activities and usual workout routine.

Your provider performs a physical exam, paying close attention to your overall strength, flexibility, and balance.

After your assessment, your sports medicine physician reviews their findings and develops an exercise plan to improve your athletic performance and prevent injuries. 

What happens during a sports injury evaluation?

During a sports injury evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, symptoms, and how it happened. They perform a physical exam and may request X-rays or an MRI to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. 

Your sports medicine physician creates a personalized treatment for your sports injury that focuses on healing the injury as quickly and safely as possible. Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Steroid injections
  • Braces, orthotics
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

When needed, the orthopedic surgeons at ROC Orthopedics perform surgery to repair your damage.

To treat or prevent a sports-related injury, call ROC Orthopedics or book an appointment online today with the sports medicine specialists.