ROC

Sports Medicine Specialists

Knee injuries like anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears, shoulder injuries like rotator cuff tears, and elbow conditions like tennis elbow are common injuries that are treated by sports medicine specialists. The goal of sports medicine is to use a minimally invasive approach so that athletes can get back to their activities quickly.

Conditions We Treat

Knee

Hip

Shoulder

Foot & Ankle

Hand, Wrist, & Elbow

ROC

Answers to Common Sports Medicine Questions

What is sports medicine?
Sports medicine is a specialized area of medical care focusing on the health and well-being of active individuals. Regular exercise offers many health benefits; however, physical activity also increases your risk of injury.

The sports medicine physicians at ROC are experts at treating and preventing sports-related injuries.

Who benefits from sports medicine?
Sports medicine isn’t just for athletes. Sports medicine benefits anyone who lives an active lifestyle or develops an injury during physical activity.

The sports medicine experts at ROC diagnose and treat sports injuries that affect any part of your body. They also provide evaluations and personalized programs for active individuals that want to prevent a sports-related accident.

What are common sports-related injuries?

ROC is a full-service orthopedic practice providing care for injuries and diseases that affect any part of your musculoskeletal system. These may include your bones, muscles, joints, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

Common sports-related injuries the orthopedic surgeons treat at ROC include:

  • Stress fractures in the feet or ankles
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Achilles tear
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Meniscal tears
  • Joint dislocation
  • Fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Labral tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Muscle strains
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Shin splints

Sports injuries may occur after a bad fall or heavy tackle. However, not warming up, overtraining, or misusing equipment may also lead to an injury.

What can I expect during a sports medicine consultation?

You can expect an in-depth evaluation during a sports medicine consultation at ROC. During your consultation, your provider asks detailed questions about your activities and usual workout routine.

Your provider performs a physical exam, paying close attention to your overall strength, flexibility, and balance.

After your assessment, your sports medicine physician reviews their findings and develops an exercise plan to improve your athletic performance and prevent injuries.

What happens during a sports injury evaluation?
During a sports injury evaluation, your provider asks detailed questions about your injury, symptoms, and how it happened. They perform a physical exam and may request X-rays or an MRI to confirm or rule out a diagnosis.

Your sports medicine physician creates a personalized treatment for your sports injury that focuses on healing the injury as quickly and safely as possible. Treatment may include:

  • Rest
  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Steroid injections
  • Braces, orthotics
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

When needed, the orthopedic surgeons at ROC perform surgery to repair your damage.

Learn More About Our Sports Medicine Experts

Our joint replacement team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons, specialty nurses, rehabilitation therapists, and pain management specialists — working together to provide the best possible results and experience.

Featured Sports Medicine Surgeons

Bradford Black, M.D.

Bradford Black, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in lower extremity reconstruction

Shane Hanzlik, M.D.

Shane Hanzlik, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

David Huberty, M.D.

David Huberty, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

Brian Puskas, M.D.

Brian Puskas, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder and upper extremity injuries

Terrence Sedgewick, M.D.

Terrence Sedgewick, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Mark Wagner, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult reconstruction surgery and sports medicine injuries

Our Orthopedic Surgeons

James Ballard, M.D.

James Ballard, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Sam Cheesman, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

John Coen, M.D.

John Coen, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstruction

Jeffrey Feinblatt, M.D.

Jeffrey Feinblatt, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in lower extremity reconstruction

Scott Grewe, M.D.

Scott Grewe, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, & elbow

Christopher Nanson, M.D., M.P.H.

Christopher Nanson, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in adult joint reconstructive surgery

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