Sports injuries are usually the most serious form of impact injuries, and
could have long-term effects on the athlete’s body. While some of
these injuries resolve on their own with rest and OTC medications, others
could be chronic, and require the intervention of orthopedic doctors.
OrthoTexas , a group of specialized Orthopedic doctors serving Allen,
Carrollton, Denton, Flower Mound, Frisco, McKinney and Plano in Texas
provides state-of-the-art orthopedic treatment centered around sports
injuries. The major components of any orthopedic treatment for sports
injuries include- extremity orthopedics, sports medicine, manual therapy,
spine treatment, pre-surgery counseling, and post-surgery care. It helps
to ensure that the orthopedic doctor you are consulting has previous experience
in treating professional athletes.
Sports Orthopedics at North Texas based OrthoTexas shall first carefully
evaluate your case and determine which form of orthopedic treatment shall
be best suited for you. You shall then be counseled regarding the nature
of the treatment, the proposed course of action, the expected time of
recovery, and any possible risks and complications. Once you give your
consent, an appointment shall be scheduled for you as per your convenience,
and you can begin attending the sessions.
Orthopedic treatment for sports injuries includes procedures like “Custom
Splinting”. Also known as hand therapy, this procedure focuses on
conditions affecting the upper extremities. The most common of these in
sportspersons are repetitive motion disorders, crushing injuries, fractures,
and soft tissue traumas. Another commonly performed procedure is “Concussion
Management”. This starts with a post-concussion test to measure
awareness and cognitive ability, followed by an assessment of postural
stability and balance. Various forms of therapy and occupational support
are then provided based on the results of these tests.
Physical therapy is provided to patients who have incurred any type of
injury such as knees, hips, shoulders, foot, ankle, etc. These Orthopedic
treatments are best performed by a team including the patient, a therapist,
and the referring physician. The objective of orthopedic treatment for
sports injuries is to restore normal function by decreasing pain and increasing strength.
The exercises mainly include range of motion exercises, stretching and
strengthening exercises. All these exercises must initially be performed
under the supervision of a certified physical therapist to prevent further
damage to the affected part. In some cases, it might be necessary to supplement
physical therapy with medication and even surgery. The focus of the treatment
is to completely rehabilitate the patient, and gradually transfer the
activities of his personalized program from the clinic to his home or