Sports Medicine in Greater Cincinnati & Dayton
The field of sports medicine focuses primarily on helping people prevent and recover from sports injuries as well as improve athletic performance. Although sports medicine includes care for athletes of all levels, it also encompasses injuries and conditions in non-athletes.
For example, someone could tear their ACL mowing the lawn or hurt their elbow moving furniture the same way one could break a bone or tear a muscle playing sports. Though the injuries did not happen on the mat, track, field, or court they are still considered “sports medicine injuries”.
The majority of sports injuries are to soft tissue injuries that affect:
These types of injuries do not require surgery, but it is important to see a sports medicine professional to get an idea of what the next steps after an injury should be. This typically means an evaluation from an Athletic Trainer or team physician, if there is one on-site. They will be able to point you in the right direction for treatment.
Sports Medicine Professionals
Medical professionals focusing on treating sports related injuries and conditions treat everyone from professional and retired athletes, weekend warriors, and even regular people who have never played sports.
At Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our dedicated team of experts and professionals use the newest diagnostic and treatment options to make sure that our patients recover as quickly as possible.
There is a multitude of different occupations involved with our sports medicine team, including:
- Physical therapists
- Imaging technicians
- Medical assistants
- Athletic trainers
Physicians will choose a specialty, for example, orthopaedics. From there they have the option to sub-specialize in areas such as orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery or orthopaedic joint reconstruction.
This sub-specialization equips each physician to treat a particular body part. Since the physicians at Beacon Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine have all sub-specialized, patients can rest assured that their treatment is coming from a true expert, rather than a generalist who treats everything.
From consultations, to surgery (when necessary), through recovery, and physical therapy, we will work with you to make this process as enjoyable as possible. The Sports Medicine doctors at Beacon Orthopaedics are all sub-specially trained to help restore function and get you back to what you love as soon as possible.
Though there are many injuries that may be limiting your movement or causing discomfort, some of the most common conditions that our sports medicine team can help you with include:
- Soft tissue injuries such as sprains and strains
- Joint injuries
- Foot or ankle pain
- Hand and wrist problems
- Dislocations and fractures
Why Choose Beacon Orthopaedics?
Beacon Orthopaedics has locations all across Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky (Erlanger), Eastern Indiana (Lawrenceburg & Batesville), and Dayton (Miamisburg), to ensure there is a location close to you.
If you need immediate treatment you can stop into our Orthopaedic Walk-in Urgent Care in Erlanger, Sharonville, or Miamisburg (Dayton) for a non-urgent condition, please schedule an appointment online or over the phone.
Whatever part of your body you have injured, we have Sports Medicine specialists that can treat you and get you on the road to recovery. No matter your age or athletic ability, our doctors and therapists will get you feeling as good as possible.