What is Sports Medicine?
Categories: Sports Medicine
At Central Orthopedic Group of Long Island, one of our specialties is Sports Medicine. But what exactly is Sports Medicine and how can it help you? To answer that we’ve written this blog post to go over the fundamentals of what a Sports Medicine doctor can do for you as an athlete. Sports Medicine involves exploring all possible avenues for non-invasive approaches to treatment as well as focusing on the prevention of sports injuries in the first place.
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Including Non-Surgical Treatments First
For common sports injuries, such as strains, sprains, ligament ruptures, tendon ruptures and fractures, our physicians utilize non-invasive treatments first. We know how important your sport is to you as an athlete, and we want to help ensure that you are back to your full potential on the field as soon as it is possible and safe.
Our doctors are all highly skilled Long Island orthopedic surgeons, providing surgical treatments to their patients only when absolutely necessary. If that time comes, you can rest assured that you are getting the very best of care. Physical therapy and pain management is a large part of what we do here within general orthopedics and treating sports injuries. Our orthopedists can provide whatever services you may need to get you back to your daily activities.
Nutrition as Sports Injury Prevention
Something everyone can do, regardless if they are a soccer player, high diver, or football player, is to make sure they are getting good nutrition. A healthy diet can help prevent injuries by making sure your body is performing at it’s peak productivity, and can even help ease certain ailments, such as arthritis.
Eating right means more than just a good carb-to-protein ratio for muscle building and staying hydrated. Many athletes overlook the importance of vitamins in their diet, which are very important across the functions of muscle building, coordination (telling your brain to do what when), and cognitive thought (seeing a play and running it).
To make an appointment today to discuss injury prevention contact the orthopedic surgeons at Central Orthopedic Group.
We have offices conveniently located in Plainview, NY and Rockville Center, NY. If you are suffering from a sports injury, our doctors can help develop non-invasive treatment plans, administer physical therapy, and discuss all available surgical interventions. We’ll get you back on the field in no time, healthier as ever!