Your sports medicine specialist will explain the nature of your problem, answer questions, and discuss available treatment options with an eye to helping you achieve a quick recovery with minimal downtime. Together, you’ll select the treatment plan that is best for you.

Look at your treatment for a sports injury as a process rather than a single event. Divide the process into these phases:

  • Acute phase — pain and inflammation is treated
  • Recovery phase – flexibility and strength are developed
  • Maintenance phase – you adapt your environment, conditioning or playing style to avoid reinjury.

Many sports injuries require a combination of treatment methods. See our Common Procedures section to find out more about some treatment options that your doctor may prescribe like:

  • R.I.C.E.
  • Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Injections and other non-operative techniques
  • Surgical techniques

Don’t let injuries keep you on the sideline!

Injury-Proof Yourself

Avoid Over-Use Injuries

First Aid for Injuries

Reconditioning After Injury

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