Sports Medicine Specialist

Illinois Spine & Scoliosis Center

Spine Surgeons & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation located in Homer Glen, IL & Woodridge, IL

Playing sports and getting regular physical activity is good for your body and your health. However, it also increases your risk of developing a sports injury. Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center, with offices in Homer Glen and Woodridge, Illinois, includes health experts that specialize in sports medicine. Whether you need treatment for a sports injury or you’re trying to prevent a sports injury, they can help. Call the office nearest you or request your sports medicine consultation online today.

Sports Medicine Q & A

What is sports medicine?

Sports medicine is an area of medical care that focuses on the health needs of active individuals, including athletes and regular gym-goers.

Though exercise offers many health benefits, if you work out too much, fail to give yourself time to recover, or use the wrong equipment, you may be putting yourself at risk of developing a sports injury.

Continuing to play your sport or exercise with an injury may worsen the condition and prolong your recovery.

Sports medicine focuses on treating and preventing sports injuries. Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center has a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician with fellowship training in sports medicine. 

The practice provides sports medicine care for all ages, including children, teens, and adults.

Who needs sports medicine?

Any active individual with a sports injury benefits from sports medicine care at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center. Common sports injuries include:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Knee injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Fractures
  • Back pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Neck pain

You may also benefit from sports medicine if you want to prevent a sports injury. The sports medicine experts at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center specialize in providing exercise prescriptions that improve muscle strength, balance, and athletic performance. 

What are the sports medicine treatments?

Your sports medicine treatments at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center may depend on your fitness level, usual workout routine, and type of injury. However, the focus is on providing you with innovative treatments that support your body’s natural healing process.

Some of the sports medicine treatments available at Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center include:

  • Exercise prescription
  • Electrodiagnostic studies (to assess muscle and nerve function)
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound (diagnosing and treating injuries)
  • Pain management
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) regenerative injections
  • Prolotherapy injections

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center also includes world-renowned spinal surgeons who perform complex pediatric and adult spine surgeries. For back or spine injuries that fail to improve with medical care and rehabilitation, your provider may recommend spine surgery.

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center specializes in minimally invasive surgery, reducing tissue damage, postoperative pain, and recovery time. After surgery, your sports medicine physician starts an aggressive rehabilitation program to support your recovery. 

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center specializes in sports medicine. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.