Sports Medicine Specialist

What Is Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a specialized branch of medical science that studies physiological, biochemical, biomechanical and environmental effects of sports in sports persons and athletes. A sports medicine specialist deals with injury and illness prevention, diagnosis and its treatment, rehabilitation, performance enhancement, diet and nutrition supplementation and doping prevention, education and other issues in athletes and all persons involved in sports.

Reasons to See a Sports Medicine Specialist

Sports medicine specialists are highly trained professionals who can help you recover from an exercise and sports related injury, they can help athletes improve their fitness and performance, they can help you stay active at all stages of life, they also help you prevent most sports related injuries, and lastly they help you stay in shape with their diet and nutritional guidance. Their goal is to make sports safer by preventing injuries and illnesses and also to ensure faster recovery from exercise and sports related fatigue and injuries in athletes and sports persons.

Common Sports Injuries We Treat

Sports medicine specialists are experts in exercise and physical activity with specialized training in musculoskeletal conditions and medical issues of physically active individuals and athletes of all levels. They manage a vast number of common and rare medical conditions and sports related injuries like:

Acute respiratory, gastrointestinal and other communicable and non-communicable illnesses

Acute sports related injuries like bursitis, tendinitis, bruises, sprains and strains, hematomas, synovitis, ligaments tears, concussions, muscle tears, tendon tears, cartilage injuries, meniscus tears, fractures and dislocations

Chronic conditions like low back pain, elbow tendinopathy, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, shin splints, chondromalacia patella, arthritis of joints, rotator cuff tendinopathy, shoulder labral tears, joint instabilities, stress fractures and joint deformity corrections.

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Most injuries and illnesses do not need surgery. For all injuries which are treated non-surgically, many treatment options exist:

Most injuries heal with proper rest, rehabilitation and physical therapy methods

Cortisone injection therapy is best suited for chronic tendinitis and bursitis around joints

PrP injections, which has concentrated healing factors, are given in acute muscle and tendon injuries, early arthritis, fracture non unions, heel and elbow tendinopathies.

Shock Wave Therapy or ESWT gives good results in tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and patellar tendinitis

Hyaluronic injections are given is cases of chondromalacia patella, plica syndrome, cartilage injuries and early joint arthritis

Some injuries like sprains and tendinitis need only plaster casts and orthotic splints and braces

Stem cell therapy like BMAC gives good results in conditions like fracture non-union and avascular necrosis of femur hear and osteochondritis talus and elbow

Best Sports Medicine Doctor in Hyderabad

Dr. Ajay Singh Thakur is one of the finest Sports Medicine Doctor in Hyderabad who deals with Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries. He has extensive experience in sports injury management and has pioneered sports injury treatments.