Sports Medicine

All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons located in Clear Lake, Houston, TX

Americans collectively suffer more than 8 million sports injuries annually. At All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute in Houston, Texas, the skilled team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine experts offers compassionate care focused on your individual needs. In most cases, non-surgical care can restore your function, so don’t delay: call the office or book an appointment online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is treatment focused on injuries that you sustain during sports, such as running, basketball, football, or gymnastics. Sports injuries can occur during both solo and team sports. 

Common sports injuries include:

  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Cartilage injuries like meniscus tears
  • Hamstring injuries
  • Ligament sprains
  • Tendon strains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations

The sports medicine specialists at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute offer personalized care for sports injuries of all kinds.

What causes sports injuries?

Many factors can lead to sports injuries, including exercising too long, overly intense workouts, lack of protective gear, and improper training. 

Other sports injuries are entirely out of your control. For example, pivoting slightly too far or slamming into another person during a game are surprises that you can’t plan for. 

Regardless of how and why your sports injury happens, it’s vital to be aware of the symptoms that require treatment.

When should I see a sports medicine doctor?

If you experience a sports injury of any kind, book an appointment at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute as soon as possible. While some soreness can be normal from time to time when you play sports actively, true pain is abnormal and requires medical care. 

Other symptoms to seek help for include swelling, weakness, difficulty bearing weight, and a sudden change in appearance. 

Sports medicine physicians can also help you prevent injury and optimize your performance. You can benefit from seeing the sports medicine team even if you’re currently well. 

What does sports medicine treatment involve?

Treatment at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute usually includes several components to help you feel better as you heal. The goal is reclaiming your full function and health — and feeling better than ever. 

Some common sports medicine treatments include: 

  • Rest 
  • Modifying your activities
  • Physical therapy
  • Wearing a brace, sling, or other immobilization device
  • Oral medication
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy 
  • Stem cell therapy
  • Cortisone injections

If non-surgical treatments don’t effectively relieve your symptoms and incite healing, you might need surgery. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in sports medicine surgeries like Achilles tendon repair, ACL repair, and rotator cuff repair. Whenever possible, the surgeons use minimally invasive methods that allow for faster recovery. 

The sports medicine specialists at All American Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute are here to keep you moving, so call the office or schedule an appointment online today.