They are dedicated to promoting lifelong fitness and wellness and encouraging the prevention of illness and injury. They have specialized training and skills which position them to be caregivers for patients of all different fitness levels. A Sports Medicine physician’s scope of care includes diagnosing and managing acute injuries, musculoskeletal conditions and illnesses that affect lifestyle and performance.
Acute and overuse injuries (sprains, strains, fractures, tendonitis) Chronic musculoskeletal conditions (chronic muscle injuries, osteoarthritis) Concussions and concussion management. Athletes with chronic or acute illnesses such asthma, hypertension or diabetes. Corticosteroid (cortisone) injections. Hyaluronic acid injections. This is an essential component of normal joint fluid. This provides partial pain relief for 6 to 12 months in about 80% of joints with mild to moderate osteoarthritis.