Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group
Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Carmel, NY, Newburgh, NY, Mt. Kisco, NY, Fishkill, NY, & Danbury, CT
Staying active helps you stay healthy — but when you’re hurt, it’s time to see the board-certified sports medicine experts at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group. At the locations in Carmel, Newburgh, Mount Kisco, and Fishkill, New York, and Danbury, Connecticut, you’ll find full-scale sports medicine care, from the initial diagnosis to complete recovery plans. Learn how you can fast track your recovery by calling the office nearest you or requesting an appointment online.
Sports Medicine Q & A
What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a specialty focusing on the evaluation and treatment of injuries incurred during sports. Sports injuries can develop in various ways, with some of the most common causes including accidents, overtraining, improper protective gear, and failing to warm up.
No matter how your sports injury developed, the Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group team is here to help you recover.
When should I seek sports medicine care?
Although the exact symptoms vary with the sports injury, the signs that you need immediate care can include:
Pain can range from mild tenderness to severe pain, making it impossible to bear weight on the affected body part.
Swelling can range from minor puffiness to severe distortion around the injury.
Skin discoloration usually includes either redness or bruising.
Sports injuries often affect your movement, typically causing a poor range-of-motion or stiffness.
With certain kinds of injury, such as ligament tears, you might hear (and feel) a distinct pop. This pop happens just once, at the exact moment the damage occurs.
Sometimes injuries will cause a joint to pop out of place or feel like they are unstable and are going to give out.
When you're hurt, trying to tough it out and get back to your activity can do more harm than good. If you suspect you're hurt, seek sports medicine care at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group as soon as possible.
What types of injuries does sports medicine treat?
Sports medicine care at Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group can help with any kind of sports injury. Common sports injuries include:
- Shin splints
- Rotator cuff tears
- Shoulder labrum tears
- Bone fractures
- Joint dislocations
- Ligament tears, like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
- Meniscus tears
- Cartilage defects or injuries
These injuries all have one thing in common: they usually cause serious pain. If you're having knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, or some other kind of discomfort and suspect a sports injury, don't wait to get treatment.
What does sports medicine treatment include?
Your sports medicine recovery plan depends on the injury. Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers a wide range of options, including nonoperative care such as:
- Physical therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Steroid injections
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell injections (such as Lipogems®)
- Taping, bracing, or casting
- Custom orthotics
If nonoperative care isn’t successful, the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons can expertly perform surgery to repair the damage in injured bone or joint. The surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery in most cases.
Most patients respond best to a multidisciplinary treatment plan, so your recovery plan typically includes a few different options.
Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group offers sports medicine care for all patients starting from age 12. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.