• Sports Medicine

  • Sports medicine is a branch of medicine that specializes in physical fitness and the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. Many times, these injuries are due to overuse of a body part when participating in or training for a sport. Sports injuries can be categorized as traumatic injuries or overuse injuries.

    Some common sports-related injuries are:
    •    ACL sprains
    •    ACL tears
    •    Ankle sprain
    •    Concussion
    •    Contusions
    •    Ligament Spains
    •    Muscle cramps
    •    Muscle strains
    •    Shin Splints
    •    Stress Fractures

    Factors that contribute to sports injuries include:

    •    Failure to warm up or warming up improperly
    •    Dehydration
    •    Inadequate electrolyte intake
    •    Not using proper protective equipment
    •    Using incorrect techniques
    •    Over-training
    •    Poor posture
    •    Poor foot alignment