Sports Medicine

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located throughout Greater Cincinnati, OH

Sports medicine encompasses people of all ages who need specialized training or sustain an injury while they’re engaged in their favorite activity. Whether you’re a competitive athlete or you simply enjoy taking walks, the experienced physicians at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine provide comprehensive treatment that ensures optimal healing, pain relief, and rehabilitation. The practice has four locations in Cincinnati, as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio. To schedule an appointment, use the online booking feature or call the office that’s most convenient for you.

Sports Medicine Q & A

Does Sports Medicine Include Training to Improve Performance?

Yes, the specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine offer individualized assessments and specialized training designed to prevent injuries and improve your performance. In addition to basics like evaluating your training, avoiding fatigue, and balance training, they have a state-of-the-art facility in Anderson where you can receive services like acceleration training and physical therapy.

What are the Most Common Sports Injuries?

Anyone can suffer a sports injury, even while simply out for a leisurely stroll. However, your risk of sustaining an injury increases when you engage in contact sports or activities that involve repetitive movement. Your body is also more susceptible to injury from certain movements such as overhead motions, weight loading, twisting, and a sudden change in direction while running.

Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • ACL tears and other knee injuries
  • Ankle sprain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Achilles tear
  • Tennis and pitcher’s elbow
  • Concussion
  • Back strain

Even if your symptoms seem tolerable, your injury should be evaluated and properly treated to ensure the damage doesn’t worsen and lead to chronic instability and weakness.

What Symptoms Might I Develop Due to Sports Injury?

Musculoskeletal injuries develop classic symptoms like pain, swelling, bruising, limited movement, and inability to use the damaged area. When your injury affects your ankle, knee, shoulder, or other joints, the joint may pop when it moves or feel loose and unstable.

If a nerve is pinched or damaged, you can develop pain anywhere along the nerve. Nerve damage may also cause sudden electric shock pain, tingling, loss of feeling, and muscle weakness.

How are Sports Injuries Treated?

At Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, you’ll receive the best treatments available for sports injuries. The first step, reducing swelling and pain, is often accomplished with medication and the PRICE protocol:

  • Protect (the area from further injury)
  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Treatment for a sports injury begins with rest, and immobilization when needed. Taking enough time to heal is often difficult for athletes who want to get back into the game, but it’s the best way to restore your peak performance.

Surgery is usually the last treatment option, but your doctor at Wellington may recommend immediate surgery when it’s needed to promote healing and ensure you regain maximum strength and function.

Specialized treatments such as regenerative medicine are also available at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. If your injury is severe or slow to heal, you may receive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or stem cell injections to stimulate your body’s natural healing process and help rebuild tissues.

When you sustain a sports injury, you deserve the high-quality treatment at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. Call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.