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How We Help Treat Your Sports Injury

No one wants to be on the bench because of an injury. Every year, around 8.6 million sports injuries occur, affecting athletes of all abilities. Sports medicine is critical to a safe and rapid recovery so you can get back to crushing the competition. 

Here at Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, our orthopedists team provides personalized sports medicine services. Many of our clinical staff participate in sports in their spare time and know first hand how frustrating an injury can be AND why it’s crucial to get the specialist treatment you need to recover.

Let’s explore how we treat sports injuries and help you recover.

Diagnosing sports injuries

The first step of any effective treatment plan is to identify and evaluate your injury. If you think you’ve injured yourself, we provide thorough exams and use state-of-the-art testing and imaging services such as X-rays, MRIs, and arthroscopy to learn more about your injury. 

We diagnose and treat a comprehensive range of acute and chronic sports injuries, including:

As an athlete, you put your body through significant physical stress, increaseing your risk of injury. Your risk increases if you play a contact sport such as football, basketball, hockey, or soccer.

Treating sports injuries

After diagnosing your injury, we create a customized treatment plan to get you back on the field. Your treatment plan could include:

Rest and at-home care

We get it — no one wants to hear that they need to rest. But taking time to rest and allow your body to recover is critical to getting over a sports injury. After evaluating your injury, we usually incorporate rest and at-home care like heat, ice, and elevation to help your body heal.

Immobilization

Depending on your injury, we might provide a splint, brace, boot, or cast to keep your injury still and protected. Immobilization is essential to treating fractures and helps keep your bones, muscles, and connective tissue in the correct position while you recover from other injuries like sprains and dislocations.

Physical therapy

We include physical therapy in almost every sports injury treatment plan. It helps you rebuild your strength, flexibility, and stamina after an injury that keeps you from your sport for a few weeks or months. 

Physical therapy can also help correct some of the imbalances and weaknesses that increase your risk of injury while training or competing, reducing your risk of future injuries. Addressing these nearly undetectable physical issues also helps you get stronger and faster, enhancing your competitive edge. 

Regenerative medicine

We offer state-of-the-art regenerative medicine, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and stem cell therapy. These treatments accelerate your healing process by stimulating your cell development to repair injured tissue. We often combine regenerative medicine with other therapies to address your injury from multiple angles. 

Surgery

If you have a severe injury that won’t heal with rest and conservative treatments, our orthopedic surgeons offer expert surgeries, using minimally invasive techniques whenever appropriate. Surgery isn’t usually a first-line approach for most sports injuries. But if it’s necessary, you’re experienced hands with our orthopedic surgeons.

Call our office or make an appointment online today for innovative and personalized sports medicine services. 

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