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Sports Injuries Specialist

Advante Health

Primary Care Providers located in Bowie, MD & Rockville, MD

Exercise is good for you, but it does increase your risk of injury. The team at Advante Health, with offices in Bowie and Rockville, Maryland, specializes in diagnosing and treating sports injuries. They provide you with the care you need to heal your injury as quickly and safely as possible. Don’t ignore a sports injury. Call Advante Health today or schedule an appointment online.

Sports Injuries Q&A

What are sports injuries?

Sports injuries include any body damage that happens during physical activity. This includes injuries that happen while playing an organized sport, a pick-up game of basketball with your friends, during your aerobics class at the gym, or exercising at home.

Sports injuries can happen for many reasons, including accidents, overuse, ill-fitting equipment, and poor training practices.

No matter what caused your sports injury or how severe it is, you need to stop playing or working out as soon as you realize you’re injured. Continuing to push your body with an injury can make it worse.

If you’ve suffered a sports injury, the Advante Health team can provide the care you need.

What are the typical kinds of sports injuries?

Sports injuries can affect any part of your body. The most common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Ligament tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Dislocations
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Concussions
  • Shin pain

You can develop stress fractures in the lower extremities (legs and feet) if you engage in repetitive high-impact activities on hard surfaces, like running and jumping.

When should I get help for sports injuries?

Minor sports injuries usually heal on their own with at-home care. However, if your sports injury is severe or fails to get better within a day or two of at-home care, schedule an appointment with the sports injury experts at Advante Health.

Sports injuries that cause severe pain or limit your ability to use the damaged body part should be seen by a doctor.

How are sports injuries treated?

The Advante Health team creates individual treatment plans based on the kind of sports injury you’ve suffered, how severe it is, and your usual workout routine. Sports injury treatment include:

  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Activity changes
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Bracing or splinting
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain management

The team could also suggest changes to your exercise routine and nutrition to prevent further sports injuries.

Your provider schedules regular follow-up appointments to keep an eye on your healing and adjust your treatment when needed. If you suffer a severe sports injury, like an Achilles tendon tear, the team can refer you to an orthopedic surgeon.

Sports injuries don’t always get better on their own. Let the team at Advante Health help you heal your injury so that you can get back to your active lifestyle. Call the office today or book an appointment online.