Sports and other forms of physical activity are mainstays of American culture. It is a known fact that staying physically active keeps people healthy and increases the longevity of life. Sports medicine and fitness health care providers can, through education, assist in the prevention of injuries and, through treatment, expedite recovery from injuries.
Athletes are motivated to get well and return to competition as soon as possible, therefore sports injuries require more than a standardized treatment approach. Athletes spend many months and years preparing for athletic competitions, and athletic seasons, which can end abruptly due to an injury. This can be a devastating blow. SRO focuses on advanced surgical techniques and continuing education sports medicine seminars and, therefore, have a unique prospective on sports injuries.
Full Range of Services
SRO offers a full range of sports and fitness testing as well as orthopaedic consultation and treatment, including:
Arthroscopic surgery and knee reconstruction
Surgical opinions and evaluations
Treatment of sports injuries to knee, foot, ankle, shoulder and hip
Treatment of medical problems related to exercise
Our special interests and expertise include services to recreational athletes, skiers, high school, college and professional athletes, dancers, cyclists, runners, gymnasts, etc.
Athletic injuries can affect anybody at any time during a physical activity. The amount of risk for injury depends on the activity, the environment, and the attentiveness of the participant at that time. Merely recognizing the chance for injury and why it can occur is a big boost to preventing it from ever happening.
Several tips to follow to avoid injury:
Always warm up and stretch properly before and after participating in any physical activity.
Have proper safety equipment required for the sport or activity that is functional and in good condition
Participate in a level that matches skill and development
Listen to the body’s messages of pain.
The easiest way to detect injury is through the presence of pain. While athletes might not lose full physical ability, the performance is greatly decreased by an injury. It is very important to recognize and acknowledge injury when it first occurs.
The basic and most common treatment of an injury is the RICE method.
Rest - Stop further activity and keep the injured area in a relaxed position Ice – Apply ice to the injured area to prevent or slow swelling Compression – Apply pressure and wrap the injured area Elevate – Elevate the injured area
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