Sports Injuries & Post Surgical Rehab

Sports Injuries & Post Surgical Rehab (continued from outside)

KNEE INJURIES: According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the knee is themost commonly injured joint. Orthopedic surgeons see more than 5.5million people annually for knee injuries, which can include runner’s knee (pain or tenderness close to the knee cap at the front side of the knee), tendinitis and iliotibial band syndrome (pain on the outer side of the knee). Severe knee injuries often include bone bruises or damage to the cartilage or ligaments. ACL RECONSTRUCTION: An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is an injury to the knee commonly affecting soccer players, basketball players, skiers, gymnasts, and other athletes. About 70% of ACL tears are the result of non- contact injuries; 30% are the result of direct contact (player-to-player, player-to- object). Women are 4-6 timesmore likely than men to experience an ACL tear.

The good news is that Orlando Sports Medicine can treat many orthopedic and repetitive motion injuries without the need for invasive surgeries or addictive medications. In fact, most doctors have their patients try physical therapy first, before recommending any other procedures. The licensed physical therapists at Orlando Sports Medicine can customize a program that recognizes the weaknesses of your particular musculoskeletal system, allowing you to recover quickly and stay active. Even, if you have an old injury, it is important to have it evaluated by our physical therapists to prevent long termdamage such as arthritis to your joints. If you have a new or old sport or orthopedic injury like tendinitis, arthritis, a stress fracture or low back pain, our therapists can design a treatment program to promote wellness and minimize the chance of re-injury.

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