Sport medicine specializes in the treatment of athletes and other physically active individuals. Doctors have extensive education in musculoskeletal medicine. Sports medicine doctors treat injuries such as muscle, ligament, tendon and bone problems and also advise on managing and preventing injuries.
Sports medicine focuses on helping people improve their athletic performance, recover from injury, and prevent future injuries. Common examples of musculoskeletal problems include:
- Acute injuries (such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee & shoulder injuries, and fractures)
- Overuse injuries (such as rotator cuff and other forms of tendonitis, stress fractures)
- Medical and injection therapies for osteoarthritis