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Sports Medicine Specialist

360 Orthopedics

General Orthopedics & Pain Management located in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, & Lakewood Ranch, FL

Sports medicine is for everyone who enjoys an active life, whether they’re competitive athletes, weekend warriors, have a physically strenuous occupation, engage in a regular exercise regimen, or simply enjoy taking an evening walk. The board-certified sports medicine physicians at 360 Orthopedics welcome people of all ages and activity levels at their state-of-the-art facilities in Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch, Florida. They use innovative technology to assess and treat your injuries and provide the full range of care, including physical and occupational therapy. To schedule an appointment, call one of the offices or book an appointment online.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine physicians complete specialized training that focuses on diagnosing and treating the range of athletic injuries and orthopedic problems that develop in active people.  

The team at 360 Orthopedics works hard to create a treatment plan that restores function and reduces pain after a sports injury. They also help to correct training problems and provide sport-specific rehabilitation that gets you back in the game.

What are the most common sports injuries?

Sports injuries may result from trauma during a high-impact play or an unforeseeable accident. In many cases, however, sports injuries arise due to improper training, poor technique or form, and overuse. It’s also common to develop an injury when you suddenly increase the duration or intensity of your activity.

The physicians at 360 Orthopedics often treat patients following sports injuries such as: 

  • Ankle sprains
  • ACL tears
  • Knee injuries
  • Meniscus tears
  • Fractures
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Concussions
  • Shin splints
  • Runner’s knee
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

Though overuse injuries and inflammatory conditions such as tendinitis tend to develop gradually due to repetitive activities, many sports injuries are acute and cause sudden and severe pain.

How are sports injuries treated?

At 360 Orthopedics, you have access to comprehensive treatment provided by highly skilled sports medicine physicians. They offer a range of services on site, including diagnostic imaging; medical care, including equipment such as braces; and a state-of-the-art physical therapy and rehabilitation facility.

Your customized treatment is based on the type and severity of your injury, as well as your activity goals. Treatment typically begins with giving the injury time to heal, whether that means resting, modifying your activities, or immobilizing the injured area. 

Nearly everyone needs physical therapy and rehabilitation. You can also receive occupational therapy at 360 Orthopedics.

In some cases, the first line of treatment is surgery. For example, complex fractures require immediate surgery, and you may need surgery to restore normal strength to ruptured ligaments.

The team at 360 Orthopedics also focuses on preventive strategies to lower your risk of injuries. Proper stretching and warm-ups, support braces, muscle strengthening, sufficient rest between activities, and a proper diet are all part of their holistic approach to treating and preventing sports injuries.

If you need treatment for a sports injury, call 360 Orthopedics or schedule an appointment online.