Athletes Can Benefit From the Sports Therapy Offered at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV
Are you an athlete? Have you sustained an injury that’s preventing you from performing to the best of your ability? If so, we invite you to visit Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s Reno, Nevada, location, where we offer sports therapy.
Here are some common athletic injuries that we may be able to treat with sports therapy at our Reno, NV, office:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears – The ACL, which is located within the knee joint, provides rotational stability and helps to move the knee back and forth. It’s commonly torn when the leg straightens and pivots at the same time. Symptoms often include pain, swelling, and trouble walking.
- Frozen shoulder – Also known as “adhesive capsulitis,” frozen shoulder causes the connective tissue surrounding the shoulder joint to become thicker and tighter, leading to pain, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. This condition is especially common among individuals who play tennis and volleyball, as well as those who lift weights.
- Shin splints – Shin splints occur when the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around the tibia (the shinbone) become inflamed, usually due to repetitive activity such as running or dancing. This inflammation can cause either sharp or aching pain, as well as swelling. Although shin splints are a common condition, it’s important to visit a doctor to rule out other issues like tendinitis or a stress fracture.
- Tennis elbow – Tennis elbow (also referred to as “lateral epicondylitis”) occurs when repetitive motion causes small tears to develop in the elbow tendons. Patients often experience pain on the outer portion of the arm, between the elbow and the forearm, which can make it difficult to grip and lift objects.
In many cases, conservative sports therapy techniques may be all that’s needed to address certain athletic injuries. For example, our team might recommend pain medication, physical therapy, gentle stretching, heat/cold therapy, and periodic rest. But in some cases, such as where conservative treatment fails to relieve pain, patients could require surgery.
Why Choose Us?
We understand that there are a number of sports therapy options available to you, but we’re confident that we’re the right choice for your treatment goals. With more than half a century of experience under our belts, we’ve been around for longer than most other sports therapy providers. We follow a patient-centered approach to treatment, always doing whatever is in our patients’ best interests. We offer conservative alternatives to surgery whenever possible, and although surgical intervention is sometimes necessary, we can perform many procedures using minimally invasive techniques.
Something that sets us apart from a lot of other sports therapy providers is our full-service approach to treatment. While other sports medicine doctors might refer you to third-party providers for X-rays, MRIs, physical therapy, and various other aspects of treatment, we can take care of all of that for you. You have enough on your plate as it is, and the last thing you need to deal with is the hassle of having to arrange different appointments and travel from one location to another. We aim to make the treatment process as seamless and stress-free as possible so that you can focus on what’s important: recovering from your sports injury as quickly and safely as possible.
Take the Next Step
No matter where you are in your athletic training, if you think that you could benefit from sports therapy, please contact Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV. We’ll do whatever we can to treat your condition and get you back in the game.