Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Exercise and athletic competition can do wonders for your body, keeping you both physically fit and mentally engaged. Although sometimes, sports injuries or simple overexercise can lead to significant pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. For sports-related injuries, it’s best to see a sports medicine doctor who can evaluate, diagnose, and treat your condition. The job of a sports medicine specialist is to help each patient recover completely, with no long-term effects, and to return you to the game as soon as possible.
Orthopedic Sports Medicine Specialists, Dr. Peter Lasater, provides medical treatment and ongoing care for athletes who have sustained injuries in their chosen sport. Synergy Health Partners specialists are especially passionate about the health of athletes. There are many common injuries and conditions that we treat, such as:
- ACL tears
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Rotator cuff injuries
- SLAP tears
- Sprains and strains
- Tendon or ligament injuries
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Not only can a sports medicine specialist provide treatment for conditions ranging from concussions to sprains and fractures, but they can also offer patients general advice on how to avoid injury in their sport of choice.
Athletes or weekend warriors should consult with Dr. Lasater for any of the following reasons:
- A sports-related or exercise-induced injury lasts for more than a week without improvement
- Home remedies, such as heat and ice, have had no effect
- You return to play and reinjure yourself
The kind of treatment you can expect from a sports medicine doctor depends on the nature of your injury. During your appointment, Dr. Lasater will evaluate and diagnose your condition and then provide you with a tailored treatment plan.
Sometimes, nonsurgical options are available. These may include heat and ice therapies, compression, exercise programs, or physical therapy. Your doctor may even recommend that you take a break from exercise or exercise in a limited capacity until you regain full strength.
For more extreme injuries, surgery may be required. This may include a minimally invasive procedure or some other form of orthopedic surgery in conjunction with physical therapy.
Dr. Lasater understand that pain can keep you from living life to the fullest. To schedule an appointment with him, call our office today!