Get the Care the Pros Get With The Sports Medicine Program
at Houston Physicians’ Hospital
Sports medicine is a specialized area of medical practice that focuses on maintaining and restoring physical fitness and performance. According to research, over 3.5 million children, teens, and young adults sustain sports injuries each year.
If left untreated, sports injuries can develop into chronic conditions that may require surgery in the future. Sports injuries can be complicated and need to be diagnosed and treated immediately regardless of how benign they may seem. On the surface, an injury may seem superficial, but may go deeper than realized.
At Houston Physicians’ Hospital, our expert sports medicine program focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating sports-related injuries that are caused by rigorous exercise or sporting accidents—especially those suffered by children and adolescents participating in organized youth activities. The program combines general medical expertise with specialized orthopedic knowledge to provide expert musculoskeletal care, i.e. care for injuries involving damage to the muscles, bones, cartilage, joints, ligaments, and tendons.
Should I See a Sports Medicine Doctor?
While a sports injury may cause a wide range of subjective symptoms, we recommend consulting a orthopedic sports medicine doctor if you experience any of the following:
- Ankle sprains
- Elbow injury
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Finger swelling
- Groin strains
- Hamstring injury
- Knee injury
- Ligament or cartilage injury
- Mild to severe back pain
- Muscle tears
- Painful bumps and bruises
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post-injury headache
- Quadriceps (thigh) strain
- Shoulder injury (frozen shoulder or labral tear)
- Strains and cramps
- Swelling and stiffness
- Wrist injury
What Does a Sports Medicine Program Entail?
Our team of expert sports medicine doctors conducts a comprehensive examination to determine the cause and severity of the injury or condition. The diagnosis takes external factors—including lifestyle, activity, medical history, and medication use—into account to determine the best course of treatment. Sports medicine doctors may refer the patient to a physician, physical therapist, or specialist depending on the condition. Our treatment plans commonly include:
- Physical therapy
- Lifestyle changes
- Precautionary measures
- Nutrition plan
- Osteopathic manipulation
- Arthroscopic meniscus repair and transplantation
- Cartilage transplantation
- Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections
- ACL and PCL reconstructions
- Knee realignment
- Knee replacement
Consult Expert Sports Medicine Doctors at Houston Physicians’ Hospital
We utilize state-of-the-art technology, modern physical therapy methods, and medical expertise to repair and rehabilitate injuries and conditions that cause pain affect athletic performance. Our expert follow-up care ensures the patient’s symptoms are closely monitored reducing the chances of a subsequent injury or pain recurrence.
Browse through our list of expert sports medicine specialists to book an appointment. We serve athletes—from novice to professionals—across Southeast Texas—including South Houston, Webster, League City, Clear Lake, and Galveston.