What is orthopedic sports medicine?
Orthopedic means a focus on treating musculoskeletal issues including the joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.
Sports medicine is not a specific branch of medicine, rather it includes a group of health care professionals from a variety of disciplines that focus on the health of athletes.
Together, orthopedic sports medicine is the diagnosis, injury prevention, and restoration through medical care and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal structures for athletes. Orthopedic sports medicine specialists focus on:
- Diagnosis and treatment of sports-related injuries.
- Conditioning and training athletes.
- Providing fitness advice.
- Providing dietary and nutrition advice.
An estimated 8.6 million Americans experience a sports injury each year, according to the CDC, but they are preventable and treatable.
With a focus on soft tissue biomechanics, BackFit Health + Spine can provide non-surgical treatment plan options that can get you back in the game faster.
What conditions can BackFit help prevent and heal?
This is a partial list of sports injuries and conditions we see the most:
- Achilles tendon rupture
- ACL tears
- Ankle sprains, strains + instability
- Back spasms
- Bicep tendon rupture
- Bone spurs
- Bulging discs
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Elbow pain
- Herniated discs
- Hip pain
- Knee sprains + strains
- Ligament injuries
- Limping (gait abnormalities)
- Low back pain
- Meniscus tears
- Muscle spasms
- Neck pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Nutrition deficiency
- Pinched nerves
- “Pins + needles”
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff injury
- Shin splints
- Shoulder pain
Our goal is to prevent these problems before they happen, but we can also help if you’ve already sustained an injury.
We often work with tennis players, basketball players, swimmers, runners, volleyball players, gym enthusiasts, and many more athletes.
What treatments does BackFit offer?
From trigger point injections to regular chiropractic adjustments, exercise programs and stretches, dietary guidance, in-house imaging, nutritional injections, IV therapy, custom orthotics, and more, we believe that surgery is the last option.
Orthopedic sports medicine is suited for patients of all ages and from recreational to professional players and athletes.