Sports Medicine

Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center

General Orthopedics and Sports Medicine located in Waxahachie, TX & Hillsboro, TX

When you incur any kind of muscular or skeletal injury, you need sports medicine care tailored for the situation. At Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, with offices in Waxahachie and Hillsboro, Texas, the physicians and staff offer the best in state-of-the-art orthopedic treatments. Whether you have knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, or some other pain following a sports injury, Robert Roye, MD, and his skilled team are here for you. Book your appointment using the online scheduler or call the office now.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What injuries do sports medicine doctors treat?

At Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, the team of experienced providers treats the full spectrum of musculoskeletal injuries. Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Fractures
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Kneecap dislocation
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

Sports injuries often happen suddenly with falls, clashes with other players, or overly sharp pivots. Overtraining, failing to wear protective gear, inadequate warmup, or improper form can all cause or contribute to sports injuries as well. 

Whether you have one of these sports injuries or another one, the Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center can help you return to your sport using cutting-edge treatments.

When do I need to see a sports medicine doctor for an injury?

If you experience a traumatic injury and are in severe pain, you need immediate treatment. If you have mild-to-moderate pain along with other issues like swelling, bruising, and immobility, book an appointment at Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center as soon as possible. 

While it might seem tempting to try and push through the pain, that's the last thing you should do. This approach can lead to crisis, turning an acute injury into a permanent disability.

How do sports medicine doctors diagnose injuries?

The team reviews your symptoms and performs a complete physical exam to form an initial diagnosis. It's very helpful to give the team detailed information about how the injury happened, your training routines, and your lifestyle. 

Certain symptoms, such as a popping noise at the time of the incident, can indicate a specific kind of injury. This info can help the team make your diagnosis.

In most cases, imaging tests, including X-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, CT scan, and MRI, play an important role in your diagnosis because they show the things you can't see externally.

With some sports injuries, you may need a diagnostic arthroscopy. In this procedure, your surgeon examines the injured joint using a miniature camera inserted in a small incision. With a few more small incisions, arthroscopy can be a treatment procedure. 

What sports medicine treatments are available?

Sports injury treatments can range from simple measures to surgery. The team usually prescribes conservative care, such as:

  • Oral medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Bracing
  • Orthobiologic treatments
  • Steroid joint injections

Certain sports injuries may cause ongoing pain and mobility issues even after treatment. In such situations, the team may recommend surgery. The skilled surgeons typically use arthroscopic techniques for procedures like ACL reconstruction and rotator cuff repair. 

For help with all types of musculoskeletal injuries, you can rely upon the Regional Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center team. Call the office or click the online booking tool now.