Sports Medicine Physicians in Delray Beach, FL
Physically active and athletic people can be especially susceptible to orthopedic injuries and problems. The specialty of sports medicine relates to improving the performance and well-being of the physically active person.
No matter what sport you play or physical activity you pursue, exercise can take its toll and injury can happen all of a sudden or gradually over time. Tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones are susceptible to injury from twisting, jumping, throwing, impact, or overuse. You can injure yourself if you don’t warm up, have poor training habits, or use ill-fitting or improper equipment.
At South Palm Orthopedics in Delray Beach, we treat athletes of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an amateur baseball player or a professional golfer, a gym rat or a weekend warrior, our sports medicine specialists will diagnose and treat your injury so you can get back to doing what you love as quickly and safely as possible.
ACL Tear & Reconstruction - Knee Ligament Injury
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. Ligaments are strong non-elastic fibers that connect our bones together. The ACL crosses inside of the knee, connecting the thighbone to the leg. It provides stability to the knee joint.
Hamstring Muscle Injuries
Hamstring muscle injuries create sudden pain at the back of the thigh. Hamstring injuries occur most frequently among athletes and dancers. The hamstring muscles can strain or tear. Most hamstring tears do not require surgery.
Ankle Sprain & Instability
Ankle Sprains are a very common injury that can happen to anyone. Our ankles support our entire body weight and are vulnerable to instability. Walking on an uneven surface or wearing the wrong shoes can cause a sudden loss of balance that makes the ankle twist.
Rotator Cuff Tear & Repair
Rotator cuff tears are a common source of shoulder pain. The rotator cuff consists of four shoulder muscles and their tendons. Tendons are strong fibers that connect our muscles to our bones. The shoulder muscles and tendons cover the upper end of our arm bone forming a cuff.
Tennis Elbow is a condition that results in deterioration of the tendon fibers that attach to the bone at the outside of the elbow. Tendons are strong fibers that attach muscles to bone. They are tissues that do not stretch easily and are susceptible to degeneration under repeated or traumatic stress.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Iliotibial band syndrome is an overuse injury resulting from the inflammation of the iliotibial band. Iliotibial band is a tough group of fibers that begins at the iliac crest of the hip and runs along the outside of the thigh, to get attached to the outer side of the shinbone just below the knee joint.
Patellofemoral Syndrome - Kneecap Problems
Patellofemoral Syndrome is pain in the knee that occurs from poorly aligned knee structures, trauma, or overuse. It is also called runner’s knee and Chondromalacia patellae.
Tendonitis is an inflammatory condition that can develop in a tendon. Tendons are strong fibers that connect your muscles to your bones. Tendonitis most frequently results from overuse of a joint. Symptoms include pain and tenderness. Most cases of tendonitis are relieved with rest and anti-inflammatory medications. Chronic tendonitis may require surgery if symptoms are intolerable despite nonoperative treatment.
Most sports injuries heal with conservative treatment such as rest, ice, medication, injections, and physical therapy. Injuries such as completely torn ligaments or tendons, however, may require surgery and post-operative rehab to help you return to your sport. Our sports medicine doctors will discuss your treatment options in detail so you can make the decision that will best accommodate your goals.
If you’ve suffered any kind of injury that is hampering your ability to exercise, play, or compete, contact our sports medicine physicians in Delray Beach today at to schedule an appointment, or you can request one online.
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