Sports Medicine Specialist

Center for Family Practice

Family Medicine & Internists located in Latham, NY

If you have an exercise-related injury, or if you’d like to improve your athletic performance, a trained sports medicine provider can alleviate your pain, restore mobility and function, and help you get your game back on track. The team at the Center for Family Practice LLC have specialized training in sports medicine and provide treatment for people of all ages and fitness levels. To find out more, call the office in Latham, New York, today, or make an appointment online.

Sports Medicine

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is a medical specialty that focuses on preventing and treating sports-related illnesses and injuries. The qualified team of providers at the Center for Family Practice LLC has specialized training in sports medicine and offers expert care for a wide range of exercise-related and orthopedic conditions.

The team provides sports physicals and sports medicine services to individuals of all fitness levels, from everyday athletes to professionals. The Center for Family Practice LLC partners with the Albany Empire organization to provide care to professional football players.

What conditions can be addressed with sports medicine?

Sports medicine can address a wide range of conditions, such as acute exercise-related injuries, overuse injuries, and orthopedic concerns. Some of the most common conditions the team at the Center for Family Practice LLC treats with sports medicine include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Muscle strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • ACL tears
  • Torn ligaments
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis

The team at the Center for Family Practice LLC also designs training programs for amateur and professional athletes.

How are sports-related injuries diagnosed?

The Center for Family Practice LLC diagnoses acute injuries and overuse syndromes with a comprehensive sports physical exam, X-rays, and other tests such as blood work. Your provider may also recommend additional diagnostic imaging, such as an ultrasound or MRI, to rule out any underlying conditions that may be contributing to your symptoms.

How are sports-related injuries treated?

The providers at the Center for Family Practice LLC have extensive training and experience performing a range of treatments to address acute and chronic orthopedic and sports-related conditions. After your sports physical, your provider will design a customized treatment plan to alleviate your pain and restore function based on the type of injury, your age, overall health, and other individual factors.

Your sports medicine treatment plan may include:

  • Joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Braces or splints
  • Orthopedic shoe inserts
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Training programs

Your provider may also recommend nutritional and lifestyle changes to help you achieve greater wellness and improve your overall performance.

To find out more about sports medicine at the Center for Family Practice LLC, call the office today to schedule a consultation, or make an appointment online.