Sports Medicine Specialist

North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine

Orthopaedic Surgery located in Plano, TX & Fort Worth, TX

Athletes, whether professional or amateur, push their body to reach specific goals. Unfortunately, pushing your body for your sport increases your risk of injury. The caring team at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine specializes in sports medicine and provide treatment for sports injuries, as well as management of your health to prevent injuries. For a sports medicine consultation, call the office nearest you today or book an appointment online. The practice has five convenient locations in Fort Worth, Duncanville, Allen, and the Dallas communities of South Hampton and Skillman.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on the specific health needs of athletes. The caring team at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine have additional medical training so they can expertly manage the health and wellness of athletes.

In addition to providing comprehensive care to athletes dealing with a sports injury, the sports medicine specialists at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine also provide athletes with preventive medical care and management to avoid injury.

Who would benefit from a sports medicine physician?

Whether you’re training for a marathon or enjoy playing basketball with your buddies on the weekend, you may benefit from the specialized care provided by the sports medicine physicians at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine.

After a comprehensive evaluation, your doctor can develop a health and wellness plan that improves your strength, endurance, and speed so you perform better and reduce your risk of injury.

What types of injuries can sports medicine help?

The orthopaedic experts at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine can manage any injury caused by your athletic endeavors. Some of the most common injuries the team takes care of include:

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear

ACL tears are very common in athletes who engage in sports that cause a lot of stress on the knee, such as basketball or football. Immediate care of an ACL tear is recommended so you can get back on the court or field as quickly as possible.

Tennis elbow

Tennis elbow is a form of tendinitis that develops in athletes who engage in repetitive up-and-down motion of the elbow.

Ankle sprain

Poor foot placement that causes you to roll your ankle can lead to an ankle sprain, which is an overstretching of the ligaments in your ankle. Without proper treatment of an ankle sprain, you may be at risk of ankle instability.

No matter the injury, the experienced team at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine provide the care you need for a quick and safe recovery.

Athletes require special medical care to manage their health and prevent injuries. To schedule a consultation with the sports medicine experts at North Texas Orthopaedic & Spine, call the office today or request an appointment online.