Medicine & Treatments

//Medicine & Treatments

How is sports medicine different?

When athletes or active adults are hurt, they look for comprehensive treatment that will help return them to their sports or activities as quickly as possible. We have built years of experience in sports-related injuries and conditions related to physical activity. We combine that expertise with state-of-the-art equipment and techniques and an integrative, team approach [...]


My doctor said I should rest this injury. Is there anything else I can do?

Although rest may be indicated immediately after an acute injury, most musculoskeletal injuries will recover faster with controlled activity. It is essential to make a correct diagnosis before determining the amount and duration of rest and activity. With a physician-directed rehabilitation program, your recovery will be facilitated and optimized so that you can return to [...]


Should I use ice or heat on my injury?

We recommend ice for the first day or two after you suffer an acute injury. Applying ice helps reduce circulation, which, in turn helps decrease the amount of swelling after an injury. An easy reminder for reducing swelling and pain is RICE Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. You can use moist heat after the first [...]


How do I know if I need an X-Ray?

If you can not put your weight on the injured limb after an injury or by the time you see your doctor, he or she will probably order an X-ray. See your doctor if you have persistent pain, swelling, discoloration or a locking or catching sensation. For an injury assessment, call us to make an [...]