Hand and Microsurgery Associates
Athletes of all abilities put their bodies under a lot of stress while training and competing. The team of board-certified orthopedic hand surgeons at Hand and Microsurgery Associates in Columbus, Ohio, provides customized sports medicine services to help you recover from injuries and reduce your risk of recurring injuries. Call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today if you’re looking for expert sports medicine services.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine focuses on the physical needs of athletes. Whether you’re a student-athlete, CrossFitter, or a professional, training and competing put stress on your muscles, bones, and connective tissue. Over 8.6 million sports and recreation injuries occur every year.
The sports medicine experts at Hand and Microsurgery Associates diagnose and treat a wide range of sports-related injuries. They also recommend physical therapy and training programs not only to help you recover but also to improve your performance and reduce your risk of future injuries.
What are common sports injuries?
You can injure yourself while training or participating in any sport or recreational activity. Your risk of injury increases if you don’t warm up correctly or if you try to increase the duration or intensity of your exercise too quickly. Some common sports injuries include:
Your tendons are the thick bands of connective tissue that connect your muscles to your bones. They’re vulnerable to repetitive use and wear-and-tear injuries that cause inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. In severe cases, you can also tear a tendon. Golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, and Achilles tendinitis are prevalent tendon injuries.
The team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates treats a wide range of broken bones. They specialize in treating upper-extremity injuries, including broken fingers and metacarpals, distal radius and scaphoid wrist fractures, elbow fractures, as well as breaks in your ulna, radius, or humerus. They can also repair broken bones in your shoulder.
Rotator cuff injuries
Your rotator cuff is the network of muscles and connective tissue that supports and stabilizes your shoulder joint. It’s vulnerable to repetitive movement injuries as well as acute injuries from falls or direct blows.
What are the benefits of seeing a sports medicine specialist?
The sports medicine experts at Hand and Microsurgery Associates have years of experience in working with athletes. They can help you recover from injuries quickly and safely with innovative treatments selected to meet your specific needs.
They can also identify areas of weakness, such as reduced flexibility or muscle imbalance that increase your risk of future injury. Your doctor can work with you to implement training programs that reduce your risk of future injuries and enhance your overall performance.
Call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today if you’re looking for expert sports medicine services.