Sports Medicine

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Athletic injuries are simply part of the game. Whether you are an amateur, a weekend warrior or a dedicated athlete, the sports medicine-trained physicians at Deeksha help you stay strong in a couple of ways. First, we treat athletic injuries – and through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation that restore you to active health and fitness. Second, we help you compete at the highest level, as befits a professional athlete.

Primary Care Sports Medicine

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Today, sports medicine physicians care for recreational athletes and people who strive to stay active and fit. Working with athletes from little leaguers to elderly exercisers and the weekend warriors in between, sports medicine is playing a key role in keeping them healthy.

Unless surgery is necessary to achieve the goal, the preferred plan of care at Deeksha is non-surgical. Rehabilitation is stressed, using casting, bracing and injections as needed. This plan returns athletes to their previous level of activity after timely and appropriate injury management. With a special knowledge of return to play issues, your physician will also know when and how it is safe to return to your sport or activity

Common Sports Injuries

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Low Back Pain. Lumbar strain is very common injury for many athletes, especially weight lifters. Often injury occurs with insufficiently warmed up or stretched muscles. Lumbar strain is often treatable with regular targeted exercises. More serious injuries including sciatica and bulging disks require immediate orthopedic medical attention.

Pulled Muscles. Pulls or tears can occur in any muscle, however, they often occur most often in the hamstring, calf and groin area. Pulled muscles can most often be attributed to improper warm up.

Ankle Sprains. They account for approximately 1 in 5 injuries in sports medicine. Twisting an ankle is very common for an athlete during a sporting event. Although ankle sprains heal with time, get the injury x-rayed by an orthopedic sports medicine physician to make sure that there are no fractures or chipped bones.