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Once an injury has occurred, the Baylor Scott & White Arlington team offers the latest treatment options. Many conditions can be managed with simple treatment plans, medication, and physical therapy; however, some injuries may require surgery. Our primary goal is to get you back on your feet and back in the game.
Here Are Some Common Sports-related Injuries We Can Help You With:
|• All knee ligament injuries – ACL/MCL/PCL
• Broken bones/fractures
• Muscle swelling/injuries
• Pulled muscles
• Tendon sprains, strains and tears
• Rotator cuff sprains, strains and tears
|• Hand injuries
• Knee injuries
• Shoulder injuries
• Foot and ankle injuries
• Running injuries
• Shin splints
• Shin/calf injuries
• Spine injuries
When Should I See A Sports Medicine Doctor?
• If you suspect you have a fracture or ligament injury
• If you have an injury that requires crutches or a sling
• If you have pain or dysfunction, especially lasting more than 10 days
Athletes ask more of their bodies than the average person. So an injury comes with higher stakes. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can help athletes return to full function as soon as possible. On the other hand, continuing to train through an untreated injury can cause further problems.
Evaluation by an orthopedist experienced in sports medicine can identify injuries that won’t simply get better with time. For example, is your knee just strained, or is the pain caused by a torn meniscus? Did you sprain your ankle, or do you have a hairline fracture?
After a sports injury, it may take an X-ray, MRI or other imaging study to determine if the injury is only a strain or sprain, or if it is something more serious, such as a fracture or torn ligament or meniscus that could lead to future problems if it is not addressed.