Old sports injuries frequently are the source of problems later in life, especially arthritis. Starting up a new sport can raise new issues, too. We commonly see golfers and tennis players with elbow and knee problems. It's a good idea to heed the warning signs of an injury and not "play through" to the point of constant pain. That doesn’t mean you have to hang up the towel for good, but it does mean you take time to heal and rehabilitate your injury. Our sports medicine specialists know just what to do.
Tucson Ortho's sports medicine surgeons are well-acquainted with big-time players, including those from Colorado Rockies, Chicago White Sox, New York Giants, U of A Wildcats, Olympic athletes, high school heroes, and weekend warriors. As athletes themselves, our sports medicine team has the special training and expertise to correctly address athletic injuries with a thorough understanding of the importance and the risks of sports.
While sports injuries can certainly occur in any part of the body, orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons most commonly repair ankles, knees, and shoulders. They also provide guidance for injury prevention. Heading off overuse syndromes or ACL injuries, suggesting helpful nutrition, and making sure beginning players understand their own anatomy is part of the "game plan" in sports medicine.
Common Athletic Injuries
We are proud to say that Tucson Orthopaedic Institute physicians have won numerous awards for their volunteer work in the sports programs of southern Arizona schools. Our orthopaedic sports medicine doctors work closely with athletic trainers and coaches to protect young athletes. Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is also a proud partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign that was created by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) to prevent overuse and trauma injuries among young athletes.
To arrange a consultation with a physician who is equally devoted to the game as you are, please call one of our convenient locations in East Tucson, Northwest Tucson or Oro Valley, Arizona and ask for a sports medicine appointment.