25. March 2015 06:15
OrthoTexas is a leading group of orthopedic physicians and surgeons offering comprehensive healthcare services to the people of Frisco, TX. The sports medicine specialists providing advanced treatment and therapies to help the athletes recover as well as prevent future injuries. Using state of the art medical equipment and technology, the physicians at OrthoTexas are proficient in the surgical as well as non-surgical care of various sports related injuries or orthopedic conditions. They also lay special focus on strengthening the specific joints that are vulnerable to be injured in the particular sport played by an athlete.
Sports injuries are common among players of contact and collision sports such as football, basketball, boxing, squash and baseball. Some injuries may be minor and heal on their own within a few days, while others may require comprehensive treatment by a sports medicine specialist.
Common Sports Injuries Treated At OrthoTexas:
- Shin Splints: This is a common orthopedic condition and is often seen in runners and jumpers. It is characterized by pain along the shinbone, in the front part of the lower leg. Shin Splints are likely to occur in sportspersons who have recently intensified or modified the training schedules.
- Achilles Tendinitis: This is an overuse injury caused as a result of repetitive strain on the Achilles tendon, the tissue that joins the heel bone to the muscles in the calf. It can occur in runners who have suddenly increased the duration of their runs.
- Rotator Cuff Tears: This form of injury is often seen in athletes who have to perform repetitive overhead movement, such as while playing basketball, badminton, tennis etc. People having a Rotator Cuff Tear may experience intense pain and weakness in their arm as well as shoulder, restricted range of motion and hear a cracking or snapping sound while moving the joint.
- Metatarsal Stress Fracture: The condition is characterized by a partial crack in any of the five metatarsal bones in the foot. It can be caused as a result of direct blow, sudden twisting, and landing inappropriately from a jump and a recent increase in physical activity. Metatarsal stress fractures can also occur due to excessive weight bearing activities such as running, jumping, sprinting etc.
For more information about the medical services provided by the sports medicine specialists at OrthoTexas, Frisco, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502 or visit 5757 Warren Pkwy, Suite 180, Frisco, TX 75034.