WHAT ARE SPORTS INJURIES?
At Esse Health Orthopedics, we diagnose and treat sports injuries. Sports Injuries occur during physical exercise or when participating in an individual or team sport. Injuries can range from strains (overstretched or torn muscles), sprains (overstretched or torn ligaments) and dislocations (ends of bones forced out of position) to fractures (broken bones). Your injury may occur from a single action and resolve quickly (acute condition) or be a chronic condition that has developed over time. If you are concerned about the seriousness of your injury, contact Esse Health Orthopedics for an appointment.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
Symptoms may include bruising, swelling, tenderness and pain. Most strains and sprains can heal on their own after a few days with rest. If pain is recurring or relentless, please schedule a visit.
HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?
Your Esse Health doctor will ask about your medical history, how the injury occurred and what motion or movement triggers pain. You will have a physical exam to determine areas of weakness or pain. In many cases, imaging may be required to determine the extent of the injury. An X-ray may be performed if a broken bone is suspected. Soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be viewed using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which uses a computer controlled magnet to provide detailed images.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?
Treatment options may range from rest and immobilization, medication or steroid injections to surgery. Your Esse Health Orthopedic Surgeon will explain your injury and provide the best treatment options for your specific condition. Our goal is complete healing as quickly as possible with the least risk and cost to you.