A Sports Doctor on Our Team in Reno, NV, Can Help Get You Back in the Game
A sports doctor understands the importance of helping athletes recover from an injury and get back to training and play as soon as is safely possible. Each sports doctor on our team at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada, can help diagnose your condition, formulate a plan of treatment that’s customized to your specific needs, and start you on the road to recovery.
Each sports doctor at our Reno, NV, office regularly treats a wide variety of sports injuries. Some of the most common ones we treat include the following:
- ACL tears — The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is located within the knee joint, where it crosses in an “x” shape over the posterior cruciate ligament. Because torn ACLs generally do not heal without surgical intervention, a sports doctor will often only recommend conservative treatment for individuals who are not very active, and athletes generally do not fall into this category.
- Shoulder dislocations — The shoulder is the most frequently dislocated joint in the body, and shoulder dislocations are especially common among athletes — particularly those participating in high-impact sports such as football, hockey, volleyball, and gymnastics. Shoulder dislocations can often be treated conservatively, although surgery is sometimes required in severe cases.
- Tennis elbow — Tennis elbow is a painful condition that occurs when repetitive motion (such as swinging a racket) causes tiny tears to develop in the tendons connecting the forearm muscles to the elbow, leading to inflammation in the outer elbow. A sports doctor can often treat tennis elbow without the need for surgery, potentially using pain medication, icing, physical therapy, and rest.
One of the benefits of seeking treatment at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic is that our team includes experts who can help you at every stage of the recovery process, including physical and occupational therapists who can assist you with any necessary rehabilitation. In the event that you do require surgery for a sports injury, we also have many experienced surgeons on our team, ensuring that you’ll be working with someone in close contact with your personal sports doctor.
If you’ve sustained a sports injury, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic to make an appointment with a sports doctor at our Reno, NV, office. We look forward to helping you recover and get back in the game.