Sports Medicine Specialist

Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton

Orthopedic Surgeons & Foot and Ankle Specialists located in Kettering, Dayton, OH & Tipp City, OH

When you need sports medicine, you want expert guidance, proven treatments and fast rehab — and of course, you’d probably prefer to recover from injuries without surgery. At Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton, with offices in Dayton and Tipp City, Ohio, the sports medicine experts offer personalized care including physical conditioning, functional rehab, systematic recovery plans, and injury prevention, all with a nonsurgical approach. Click on the scheduling tool or call the office to book your appointment now.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine doctors treat athletes when they suffer any type of musculoskeletal injuries. Some of the most common sports injuries in athletes include sprains, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, tendinitis, meniscal tears, rotator cuff tears, shoulder instability, and labral tears, among many others. 

The sports medicine specialists at Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton have several key goals in sports medicine care. This includes:

  • Year-round physical conditioning to keep you in peak shape

  • Diagnosing injuries as early as possible

  • Treating injuries using proven nonsurgical techniques

  • Maintaining your fitness level

  • Returning you to full function as fast as possible

Sports medicine specialists are here to help you be your best, whether you play sports as a hobby or as a profession.

Why do sports injuries happen?

There are a few main reasons for the majority of sports injuries today. These include:

  • Overexertion

  • Overuse

  • Collisions

  • Falls

  • Improper form or technique

  • Lack of proper equipment

A few different factors can contribute to sports injuries in some cases. For example, if you already have tendinitis due to overuse, any wrong move could potentially lead to a tendon rupture. 

How does recovery work in a sports medicine program?

The Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton experts, including orthopedic doctors and physical therapists, work together to formulate a step-by-step recovery plan for your needs. This systematic approach includes not only a targeted physical therapy plan but also a variety of treatments like laser therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, chosen for your needs. 

Many athletes feel tempted to resume normal activity as soon as they feel better. The human body has excellent recovery powers, but to prevent reinjury it's important to return to your sport only when fully recovered. The doctors and physical therapists make sure that you're fit to go back to your sport, as good as new. 

With powerful nonoperative treatments, you have an extremely high chance of avoiding surgery. But, in the rare event that you experience a traumatic sports injury, the leading Dayton orthopedic surgeons are here to perform your procedure using minimally invasive techniques. 

For sports medicine care from professionals who have a step-by-step plan for a successful recovery, call the Orthopaedic Institute of Dayton office nearest you or click the scheduling tool now.